Businesses Scramble to Comply with Employer Mandate

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Anyone who has put off Christmas shopping until Dec. 24 understands that things can get a little hectic at the last minute. Human resources professionals who took a breather when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate was delayed likely feel the same way. For many companies, time is of the essence. Employers have… [Read More…]

Telemedicine offerings on the rise by third party administrators

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Telemedicine offerings on the rise by third party administrators (TPA’s) as self-funded employers prepare for the high costs associated with health care reform. This unconventional approach to patient-doctor visits is using the latest technology to avoid many unnecessary trips for urgent care, and offering people a new level of convenience and flexibility. People’s needs for anytime… [Read More…]

Telemedicine Addresses the Top 2 Concerns on the Minds of Benefits Administrators

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*NOTE: This is a re-publication of a post from Benefits-Pro.com. AllyHealth is sharing with our partners and clients because of how important it is to the telemedicine industry. Per the article below, referencing a recent new ADP employer survey, it’s clear that benefits costs and upcoming compliance requirements by the PPACA are first and foremost in… [Read More…]

Telemedicine and Self-Insured Businesses

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How can tiny, self-insuring companies, with say only 30 or 80 workers, bear the risk of unexpectedly large claims? They buy reinsurance, also known as stop-loss coverage. Stop-loss kicks in when somebody’s bills top, say, $20,000 or $50,000. Say you’re a self-covered small business with 70 employees. Your normal annual medical bill is $400,000 (no family… [Read More…]

Almost 1M families used video consultations with physicians last year

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The number of households using video consultations with physicians will grow, from 900,000 in 2013 to 22.6 million in 2018, according to a report from Parks Associates. Parks Associates added that video consultation revenues will grow from under $100 million in 2013 to $13.7 billion in 2018. By the third quarter of 2013, 28 percent of broadband households in… [Read More…]

Employer use of telemedicine to rise 68 percent by 2015

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Global professional services firm Towers Watson says telemedicine could potentially save US employers $6 billion a year. “While this analysis highlights a maximum potential savings, even a significantly lower level of use could generate hundreds of millions of dollars in savings,” Dr. Allan Khoury, a senior consultant at Towers Watson, said in a statement. “Achieving… [Read More…]

Reduce Employee Sick Days and Increase Productivity with Telehealth

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When the weather gets cooler, cold and flu season heats up resulting in more illnesses throughout the country. The U.S. economy spends an estimated $84 billion on sick days annually, yet nearly 90 percent of employees still go to work when they’re sick. While a doctor visit can be inconvenient and costly, the decision to go… [Read More…]

Telemedicine as an Employee Benefit

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You have probably heard by now about the increasing popularity of telemedicine, or telehealth, an employee health benefit (not insurance!) that can be added to your current benefits plan structure which gives your employees the ability to call a real doctor in their state anytime, anywhere if they are sick.  The buzz on telemedicine is picking… [Read More…]

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