2 in 3 Americans are stressed about the cost of health insurance

This article was published on May 31, 2018 on Becker’s Hospital Review written by Emily Rappleye.

Americans are stressed about health: the future health of themselves and their loved ones, the cost of health insurance, and looming changes to health policy, according to a survey conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Psychological Association.

The poll includes responses from more than 3,400 respondents over age 18. “Given the uncertain fate of our nation’s healthcare system, it is not surprising that the majority of those adults surveyed expressed concerns about access to healthcare and costs,” APA CEO Arthur Evans Jr., […]

June 20th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

10 Ways Telemedicine Is Changing Healthcare IT

This article was published on You Must Get Healthy written by Collins Nwokolo.

The Revolution is HERE!

Telemedicine is the distant cure and health assessment of patients over telecommunications and e- technologies. This includes teleconferencing, document-sharing, and mobile technology to provide medical access to those who are lacking it because of cost or long-distance issues. It permits health care providers to check, analyze, and provide treatment to patients without the need for an in-person visit.

Nowadays, telemedicine is used in various medical fields including cardiology, dermatology, and behavioural health. It is acting as a way to provide health care services to areas underserved […]

June 11th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Financially stressed workers likely to draw on retirement plans

This article was published on May 24, 2018 on Employee Benefit News written by Nick Otto.

Financial stress is taking its toll on employees, causing them to partake in rather risky money behavior: tapping into their 401(k) or other retirement savings in an attempt to get back on track.

More than half of workers (54%) who identify as being financially stressed say they will likely use their retirement funds for expenses other than retirement, according to PwC’s 2018 Employee Financial Wellness Survey, out this week. That’s compared to 33% of their colleagues who say they’re not stressed about finances.

“Our survey indicates that […]

June 6th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Working to Save People Money and Better Their Financial Health with Telehealth

When you think about financial health what comes to mind? Chances are you think first about someone’s financial situation and probably not about the overall health of one’s body or mind. However, your finances and your health can intersect more than you might think.

Consider this… both your health and your finances can be constantly changing, for better or for worse. Your personal financial situation can be unhealthy, which can have a negative impact on many other areas of your life. And, if your personal health is poor, that can lead to sizeable financial issues. Therefore, when we focus on bettering […]

June 4th, 2018|CADR+ Programs, CADR+ Updates|

Why virtual care is an essential part of self-funding

This article was published on May 14, 2018 on Employee Benefit Adviser, written by Kelly Bliss. 

Does this scenario sound familiar? Facing a second consecutive year of double digit premium increases, a mid-sized financial services firm recently decided to self-fund, but still had some trepidation over the prospect of becoming self-insured.

This was entirely understandable, as the company had been forced to make the decision while flying blind. Absent detailed utilization data, how was management supposed to know if they had opened themselves up to substantial risk?

As I explained to the firm’s VP of HR, much like stop-loss coverage, a comprehensive virtual […]

May 25th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|