4 Reasons Employers Should Offer Telehealth

4 Reasons Employers Should Offer Telehealth

Even before the pandemic, no one wanted to sit in a doctor’s waiting room feeling ill or with a sick child. 

Now, with COVID-19 cases on the rise and winter’s seasonal illnesses upon us, it’s more important than ever to have a telehealth option for your employees. 

At Nextep, we partner with Teladoc® to offer three service levels: basic, plus, and enhanced. Each service varies, but any membership provides 24/7 access to a doctor by web, phone, or mobile app. The copay is dependent upon the service plan you select. You can check out our telehealth page to learn more about the plans. Here are a few reasons why you should offer telehealth:

Health care whenever and wherever you are

Teladoc provides your employees and their dependents 24/7 access to convenient, confidential, and affordable healthcare. They can talk to a doctor in minutes about non-emergency health issues wherever and whenever they need care — at home, at work, or on vacation. With Nextep’s Teladoc program, employees are only a tap away from mental health* and dermatology* help. If you select the enhanced option, your employees could also have access to expert medical services, comprised of a comprehensive suite of specialists and virtual care solutions.

Gives you a competitive edge in the job market

Nextep’s Teladoc program allows you to offer a benefit to your employees that may not be accessible otherwise. Your employees will find value in a service that gives every household member easy, virtual access to general medical and mental health options. An employer who offers benefits providing flexibility and the ability to save money will be on their way to being an employer of choice.

Healthier workforce and productivity 

Rather than taking time off from work for an in-person preventative care appointment, employees can contact a doctor anytime, anywhere to resolve their general medical issues. It can mean fewer disruptions in productivity, and your employees get immediate care without having to wait or spend a lot of money, ultimately resulting in a happier and healthier workforce.

Reduces costs of health care

Having a telehealth service like Teladoc can drive employees from unnecessary urgent care or ER visits that cost them money and drive up claim costs. That’s right, claims made through Teladoc don’t impact your medical plan’s overall health and can help keep your health plan cost from increasing.

*Additional fees apply

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