Why more small, midsize employers are turning to level-funding

This article was published on May 22, 2018 on Employee Benefit News, written by John Milne. Photo Source: Employee Benefit News.

Small and midsize businesses seeking flexible benefit plans for their employees that also provide a means to contain costs often feel their options are limited. The fully insured world restricts flexible and creative plan options, and many employers are stuck in a cycle of paying steep increases year over year because they’re being pooled with many other small plans.

A traditional self-funding model might also be out of the question without solid claims data to understand risk and your potential monthly claims.

However, […]

May 24th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Help Dealing with Personal Issues and the Complexities of Healthcare

Every day, people all over the world deal with different levels of stress. From the stresses of work or home life issues, to severe mental health illnesses such as depression or anxiety, reaching optimal health and well-being has become increasingly difficult.

To make matters worse, healthcare itself continues to become more complex. Whether you’ve faced confusing, inaccurate medical bills or challenges finding quality, affordable providers… healthcare can be confusing, overwhelming and infuriating! Even though more people seem to need access to care and assistance, somehow the healthcare system only gets harder to navigate.

Call A Doctor Plus is tackling these challenges head-on […]

May 21st, 2018|CADR+ Programs, CADR+ Updates|

Help Us Pass the HSA Improvement Act

As you may know, there have been questions relating to the impact that telemedicine may have with regard to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Specifically for us, the issue is whether our zero-dollar co-pay affects the eligibility for an employee who is enrolled in their employer’s HDHP to participate in a HSA.

Critical legislation (H.R. 5138) has been introduced to clarify many of these questions and remove some of the restrictions that greatly affect how we can serve our clients. (You can read more information about the Act below.)
We need your help to get it passed!
The process is very simple and will […]

May 16th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Telehealth Use On Rise For Behavioral Health

This article was published on May 9, 2018 on Healthcare IT News, written by Jeff Lagasse. Photo Credit Teladoc

The lack of telemedicine’s accessibility can negatively affect patient engagement and follow-through in care, according to new research.

Telemedicine technology has been improving steadily over the past several years, and as the tech gets better, so does its reputation.

Much of telemedicine’s appeal lies in accessibility. The lack of access to care through telemedicine negatively affects patient engagement and follow-through, according to new research from telehealth provider Teladoc. Treating mental health, in particular, becomes easier, less costly and less stigmatized when behavioral health treatment can take […]

May 11th, 2018|Telehealth & Industry News|

Taking Telemedicine to New Levels

Offering plan members 24/7 access to doctors by phone, video or app, Telemedicine has quickly become the hot, new benefit on the block. Carriers seem to include it, in one way or another, in virtually all of their plans. And, experts predict that the market for telemedicine will continue to grow, possibly by as much as 14% by 2020.

However, not all Telemedicine is alike and simply making it available to plan members does not guarantee that they will use it or that the organization will truly benefit.

At Call A Doctor Plus, addressing physical health is only the beginning. Our Premier […]

May 9th, 2018|CADR+ Updates|