Dear Small Business Owner: Is Money Hiding in Your Health Care Plan?
If you’re currently providing health insurance to your employees or are in the market there could be a cost-saving benefit hiding in your plan.
It’s called Teladoc.
Teladoc is a health service option typically bundled with some health care plans and most small businesses are unaware of it. The upside? There’s no additional cost to you.
What is it?
Teladoc provides on-demand access to over 3,000 U.S. Board-certified physicians to your employees by phone, web or mobile app. That’s access to health care 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
How Does It Work?
Instead of going to the emergency room or urgent care, employees can schedule an appointment to see a doctor and the usual wait time is just 10 minutes. Again, you and your employees can schedule a call or meet with the doctor on the web or by mobile app.
It’s that simple.
Quality of Care
All doctors are board certified and doctors take as long as needed to answer employee questions. Continuance of care is also available meaning records can be released to primary care physicians at the employee’s request.
Not only are doctors available to treat colds, allergies, and common aches and pains, Teladoc gives your employees access to specialists like dermatologists and mental health practitioners.
Employees can even use Teladoc doctors to provide quality second opinions.
In some cases, physicians can even write prescriptions and submit to the employee’s preferred pharmacy.
What This Means for You
One Teladoc case study tells the story of a company that saved almost $500,000 in health care costs. They did so by simply educating employees on the service that was already bundled in their health care benefits package. By using Teladoc, employees visited the urgent care and ER far less and missed fewer days of work resulting in substantial savings to their health care costs.
If you currently have a health care plan for you and your employees, review with your HR or benefits coordinator to see if Teladoc is included. If it is, share the benefit with your employees by having them visit this link. If you’re in the market to buy coverage, consider choosing a healthcare plan that offers Teladoc.
Visit Teladoc today for more information.
This post is sponsored by Teladoc. All opinions are my own.