December 2015 Newsletter


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A new tool in the effort to control escalating healthcare costs.


Telemedicine has been shown to reduce the cost to employers of providing healthcare benefits while cutting out-of-pocket expenses for employees...a financial win-win for companies and employees.



What is Telemedicine?

Telemedicine allows patients to talk to a doctor any time of the day or night through online video conferences, mobile apps or by phone.  US Board certified doctors and pediatricians, licensed in each state are available within 15 minutes 365 days a year to diagnose illnesses, answer questions and prescribe medications.  There are no deductibles, co-pays or charges of any kind to consult a doctor.  Take a minute to watch this video to see how it works.


How much does it cost?

The monthly cost for unlimited access to Call A Doctor Plus for a family of six is less than one hour’s pay for most employees.  Whether paid by the employer or employee, Call A Doctor Plus can cut medical costs substantially.

How does Telemedicine help cut health care costs? 

Employees avoid costly visits to the Emergency Room which is often the only option for healthcare outside of normal office hours. Office visits with related co-pays can also be avoided.

Employers with traditional insurance plans lower their insurance costs through plan design changes like higher deductibles and copays and carrier credits for telemedicine.  When employees use fewer medical services, companies experience lower premium costs.


Self-Insured Employers experience direct reductions to medical costs for their employees since doctors visits are reduced.


Employers without medical plans can make telemedicine available to their employees at a lower cost than individually purchased memberships at no cost to the company.


What are people saying about Call A Doctor Plus? 

I woke up one night in the wee hours unable to sleep because of pain in my neck. As time went by the pain was noticeably growing down my left arm, so I decided to do a little research on-line… which immediately gave me 5 or 6 possibilities – one of which was a heart attack.

So I decided to call Call A Doctor Plus. Within minutes I was speaking to a doctor, at 4 AM, a very relaxed conversation. She assured me it was not a heart attack but a pinched nerve, and suggested I take some ibuprofen and it would go away in a couple of days. I did and it did.

Not going to the emergency room probably paid for my next ten years of premiums for Call A Doctor Plus. Dennis D. Oregon

Got clipped by a tree branch last weekend while mountain biking. Within minutes was connected to a physician who was able to determine that my arm was not broken and suggested that I rest on it and see if it got better. Woke up 90% better and avoided a trip to the ER! Tom C. California

Who is Using Telemedicine?
Below are a few of the companies using Telemedicine to reduce healthcare costs for their companies and employees:

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