An unexpected or serious illness can be overwhelming. You may not know where to go or how to get the information you need to get the best care possible. Healthcare today can be complicated and confusing and making decisions without good information can be devastating.
Investing a little more in finding the right care can pay huge dividends. For less than the cost of office coffee each month, you can improve the healthcare experience for your employees.
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An unexpected or serious illness can be overwhelming. Many don't know where to go or how to get the information they need to get the best care possible.
Whether you are looking for information on local doctors or need detailed information about treatment options we are here to offer support and resources throughout your healthcare journey.
When a serious Healthcare issue arises, your first thought may be to turn to your local health service. But not all providers are equal. Many times finding the right provider can make all the difference.
With reports of medical error being the third leading cause of deaths in the US choosing wisely is more important than ever.
Our Patient Advocacy Services help people with everything from finding and accessing quality healthcare providers, detailed information on treatment options, knowing the right questions to ask your doctor, to personalized issues that arise during care.
We are completely independent of any healthcare providers or organizations. We are not paid to make referrals.
Quality healthcare relies on many factors such as communication, quality measures, utilization of “best practices”, and coordinated care, among many others. Determining a care provider's quality can be difficult to find even under the best circumstances, let alone when a serious issue is consuming your time and efforts.
We're here to help find the information crucial for good choices.
Healthcare plans are consistently the top rated benefit among employees and job seekers, contributing up one third of the value of a job package.
Does your healthcare plan give your employees the sense of satisfaction and security they desire?
Promoting workplace health and safety improves productivity, employee satisfaction and reduces rates of illness, absenteeism, healthcare spending, and work related injuries.
Providing your employees with high quality efficient health care can reduce direct and indirect costs associated with illness or injuries and productivity loss.
Because we cover immediate family members, it can reduce the impact of family illnesses on workplace productivity as well.
Economic pressures coupled with volatile and ever rising healthcare costs and insurance premiums have led benefit managers to recommend shifting healthcare costs onto employees. Consumer Driven Health Plans, High Deductible Plans, increased co-pays and limited services have all been used to encourage the employees to reduce unnecessary medical care and be more selective about providers, services and networks.
Are employees really equipped to decide what medical care is necessary, which providers and hospitals provide high value care (quality vs cost)?
Do they know which doctors have the lowest complication rates which hospitals have the highest volume and best outcome for each procedure?
When a serious healthcare situation arises do they know what resources are available and how to interpret them?
Healthcare issues can be frightening and confusing making these important decisions even harder.