A Halifax affordable housing corporation will offer tenants health and dental insurance


Halifax-based owner VIDA Living will offer its tenants health and dental insurance.

In what it calls the first such offering in the country, VIDA has launched a partnership with HUB International to provide dental care, virtual health care, virtual pharmacy, life insurance, vision care and tenant mental health and prescription coverage.

“We don’t know of any other housing company doing this,” VIDA founder Ron Lovett said in a statement. “The pandemic has left many of our residents physically and mentally exhausted, and some without access to affordable health insurance coverage. HUB International is aligned with the values ​​of VIDA and offered to help us improve this situation for our residents and further distinguish VIDA as an attractive affordable rental option.

Insurance coverage will be available to VIDA tenants across Canada. The company currently owns over 1,000 units and has a stated goal of owning and operating 10,000 suites in North America by 2027, and “revolutionizing affordable communities by providing socially responsible housing to the workforce.” ‘work “. We strive to improve social, economic and health outcomes by providing safety, cleanliness, opportunity and a sense of community to our customers using creative solutions and incentives.

VIDA seeks to partner with other businesses to provide its tenants with benefits such as discounts on products or services and priority access to job postings.

“We were excited for this opportunity to team up with VIDA Living. The pandemic has highlighted the importance of health and wellness,” says Devon Forshner of HUB International.

“Working with our partners, we were able to design a benefits program that should meet the needs of VIDA tenants. This program provides tenants and their families with access to virtual healthcare, support systems mental health and other benefits that help them manage their health outcomes.


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