Good afternoon,


I would like to express my appreciation to all the associations that responded to our enhanced credentialing requirements.  We received an overwhelming response voicing agreement on the changes we are proposing; confirming that this is a step in the right direction.


We received expressions of concern regarding our target date of January 01, 2020.  We are aware that this date may have caused some apprehension amongst massage therapists actively working in the profession. We want you to rest assured that Great-West Life is listening to these concerns.

This communication is to let you know that we will be actively working with the associations who have responded to us on how to best move forward. This includes flexibility with the effective date of the changes as well as further consideration of what constitutes eligibility for the 1,000-hour massage therapy education requirement.


Please feel free to communicate this message to your members.




Carol Guezen, GBA

Sr Health & Dental Policy Analyst

Medical & Dental Claims Strategy

Group Health and Dental Benefits – 5S
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Phone: (204)946-4231

Fax: (204)938-2820

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