12 December 2017

Reducing Healthcare Costs in 2018

Telehealth and Advocacy: Key to Reducing 2018 Healthcare Costs Healthcare benefits costs are set to rise by 5% again in 2018, for the fifth consecutive year. While this is lower than the double-digit increases in premiums seen on the private insurance marketplace, it’s still a significant drain on a business’ bottom-line. Traditional cost management techniques […]

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6 November 2017

Telehealth: The Key to Less Stress this Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … maybe. For some of your employees the holiday season can be challenging. According to the American Psychological Association, the stress starts elevating in early November. By the time Thanksgiving rolls around 69% of people are experiencing stress due to the holiday’s impact on their money and […]

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2 October 2017

Yes, Small Businesses Can Offer Competitive Benefits Packages

One of the most important keys to small business success is finding, nurturing and retaining great talent. One of the proven ways to do this is by offering a competitive benefits package, but this can be a challenge both financially and from a management standpoint. In a large enterprise, benefits professionals within the Human Resources […]

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5 September 2017

Helping Your Employees Make Better Health Decisions

Stress-Relief for Small Businesses No one’s life will ever be 100% stress-free. Growing your business, working to meet a personal goal, dealing with life’s challenging moments … short-term stress happens. But when heightened anxiety becomes a lifestyle, it will almost certainly take a significant toll on well-being and productivity. Big companies can cope with employees […]

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2 August 2017

Beat the “Back to School” Plague with Telehealth

Elementary school children experience 8 to 12 colds during each school year, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  That works out to 22 million school days that are lost each year due to the common cold. Add in adult work days lost due to taking care of sick kids (and recovering […]

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10 July 2017

3 Ways to Increase Telehealth Engagement

Boosting Employee Usage of Telehealth Benefits Studies show that a majority of people who have used telehealth services appreciate the convenience, cost-savings and quality of care – and many prefer telehealth consultations to in-person visits with doctors. But some companies are still finding that not all of their employees are enthusiastically embracing their telehealth benefits. […]

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19 June 2017

Why Doctors Don’t Email, Call or Text You

But I just have one quick question! Why Doctors Don’t Email, Call or Text  You We can conduct most of our life business online; from making travel reservations to filing taxes, paying bills, ordering products, and getting groceries delivered … the list is long. But when it comes to medical care, it can be hard […]

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19 May 2017

Cracking the Medical Billing Code

Understanding Insurance and Medical Billing Terminology Part 2: Cracking the Medical Billing Code This is part two of “Understanding Insurance And Medical Billing Terminology.” You can read part one here. In order to get reimbursed for providing care, medical professionals need to puzzle together a set of codes – diagnosis codes along with separate procedure […]

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1 May 2017

Medical Billing Basics

Understanding Insurance and Medical Billing Terminology Part 1: Medical Bill Basics Spotting a mistake on a bill is easy: you compare the price listed on the bill to the stated cost of the item or service, and determine whether there is a discrepancy. Unfortunately, this simple process doesn’t always work with healthcare bills, unless you happen […]

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3 April 2017

Not Just for Doctor Visits: Telehealth Can Help Manage Medical Costs

Managing Medical Expenses One in five American adults can’t pay their medical bills. And that sad number rises to about one in four for adults under age 65. 25% of those ages 18 to 50, and 20%of people ages 51 to 64 – currently have past-due medical debt. These unpaid debts aren’t necessarily for huge […]

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