With social distancing and quarantine being widely implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19, one other measure is being touted as a critical way to keep the numbers of infection down: telehealth. Telehealth, or the ability to connect with a medical professional virtually, is important to controlling this pandemic in a number of ways:
Telehealth programs have been available for years, but until this pandemic, utilization has remained fairly low even as other forms of technology have grown in popularity, and despite its levels of convenience, overall accessibility and affordability. The outbreak of COVID-19 is poised to change perceptions of telehealth and its benefits.
How can you obtain telehealth benefits?
Telehealth benefits may be offered through your employer’s health insurance coverage or as a standalone program. One standalone program offered through Ally Health and vetted by Fab 5 Benefits, provides access to medical professionals 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. The $19.95/month subscription (available through Fab 5 Benefits) covers all immediate family members and offers a $0 co-pay for unlimited visits.
Use telehealth to put social distancing into practice and manage your family’s healthcare needs during this time of global crisis.
Today, valuable benefits go beyond the traditional medical, dental, vision typically offered by employers. Our role, at Fab 5 Benefits, is to seek out those high-quality "extra" benefit providers and share them with you. We have vetted these providers and share the best, lowest cost option to you and your family. Learn more at www.fab5benefits.com
Telehealth benefits are a growing trend that are projected to explode in the future. Think about all the applications and you'll start to see why this is becoming such a popular benefit:
For all these reasons, and many more, consumers are realizing the advantages of using technology to manage their healthcare. A telehealth program today will offer you options for communicating with a physician this may include:
Studies are increasingly showing that using telehealth services saves consumers time and money. And, as our population grows more technologically savvy, utilization of telehealth is only projected to grow. Today, you can use your telehealth benefits for a wide variety of common or even chronic conditions including, but certainly not limited to:
But, I already have health insurance. Why do I need a telehealth program?
Depending on the type of coverage you have, a telehealth program can still potentially save you money and probably time as well. Consider the costs associated with your deductible, co-pays, co-insurance, not to mention the time it takes to travel, wait and see a doctor. The telehealth program offered by Fab 5 Benefits, for example, charges a low monthly fee and unlimited free doctor consultations. Oh, and that low fee covers your whole family.
Still on the fence? Go back and look at how much you've spent out-of-pocket on your family's medical care over the past several years. Then, consider the reasons for the doctor visits and the time you spent traveling and waiting to see the doctor - not to mention the convenience of "seeing" a doctor within minutes. You may be surprised at how it adds up.
Ready to save time and money and jump on the telehealth bandwagon? Enrolling is easy!