Telemedicine Benefits for Employers
AmeriDoc’s service offerings are an excellent complement to the health benefits provided by self-insured businesses and organizations. By reducing the need for high-cost doctor’s office and emergency room visits, AmeriDoc provides demonstrable savings in employer healthcare expenses. For a minor investment, your employees can enjoy quick and convenient access to licensed physicians, without negatively impacting your bottom line.
Providing your employees with an AmeriDoc membership translates into increased worker productivity. Employees can address minor medical problems, without leaving work. Maximizing access to physician care also encourages employees to seek treatment for medical issues quickly, and proactively. As a result, this mitigates the risk of an illness progressing to the point where work may be missed.
Because an estimated 70% of non-emergent medical conditions can be addressed telephonically or via email, AmeriDoc’s physician access services are one of the most cost effective and convenient ways for employees to seek medical care.
Employer Telemedicine Benefits
- Lower annual health care costs. AmeriDoc can save the average business 25% or more in annual healthcare costs. Consultations are far less expensive than the cost of a primary care physician, urgent care center or ER visit.
- Reduced employee absenteeism. Employees can address minor medical issues without leaving taking time off work. If medication is deemed appropriate, a prescription may be phoned in to the patient’s pharmacy.
- Enhanced productivity. Offering AmeriDoc enhances employee recruitment and retention. It drives employee satisfaction as part of healthcare benefits package, and benefits employees who travel frequently.
- No open enrollment period. AmeriDoc is not an insurance plan. Rather, it provides employees with prompt access to real-time physician care, and is available 24/7, wherever there is telephone or internet access.
As the newly appointed benefit coordinator, I knew I had to bring in a program that was going to reduce our overall healthcare claims cost. After significant research, our organization selected AmeriDoc to provide our employees with round-the-clock access to physicians. Within 6 months we were averaging an 11% utilization rate, which reduced our out-of-pocket healthcare claims cost significantly." Vin Tran, Sisco, Inc.