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Not Your Mama’s Benefits Package: Now Offering Consumer Choice

Not Your Mama’s Benefits Package: Now Offering Consumer Choice
May 9, 2013 at 2:30 - 3:30 PM ET
Sandy Heard, Vice President, Human Resources (New Benefits Ltd.)
Greg Schlatter, Business Development(New Benefits Ltd.)
You've spent countless hours choosing the right medical plan for your company and your employees – now what other attractive options can you bring to your employees to reduce absenteeism, retain top performing employees and attract the best of the best? Non-insurance products and telehealth services provide consumers with choices designed to spend less of their hard-earned benefit dollars.

Why should you help your employees fully maximize their healthcare spending by providing these low cost consumerism programs? In an article written by Joshua Hilgers entitled, “How technology, innovation and legislation will change the way millions purchase health insurance,” he states “the employer-sponsored health plan is going the way of the employer-paid pension plan and will be virtually nonexistent after 2014.” With the average deductible up to $1,500 from $500 just a few years ago and a growing number of deductibles at $2,500 and beyond, 8.5 out of 10 employees never reach their deductible. As a result, they are actively looking for alternatives to fill in the gaps and stretch their hard earned dollars.

Annual double digit premium increases, far outpacing inflation, are simply unsustainable. Employers providing coverage to their employees have no choice but to raise deductibles and raise or eliminate co-pays just to keep the annual increases in the single digits. There are some tools in the tool box such as HSAs to help mitigate the employee’s ever growing shared financial responsibility of health care costs, but with the economy mired in a stubborn recession, how much more burden can your employees take on?

Implementing products such as telehealth, medical bill saver and medical health advisor can help your employees and your organization save time and money as well as teach your employees how to be better healthcare consumers.

Fun facts:
70% of all doctor visits can be handled over the phone.
25% of employee’s day is spent on their own personal issues.
Employees can save on medical expenses not typically covered by their health insurance plan.

Sandy Heard, SPHR, Vice President, HR at New Benefits, is presenting for Greg Schlatter, EVP Business Development at New Benefits. She will speak about how non-insurance products and telehealth services can fill that gap for your organization.
Who Should Participate
HR professionals
What You Will Learn
Please join us as members that register for this webinar will learn the following:
  1. Why you need to take a fresh look at your benefits package
  2. How your employees save time and money using telehealth and other non-insurance services
  3. How your company benefits from telehealth and other non-insurance services
Recommended Resources
Email Greg Schlatter at Greg is EVP Business Development at New Benefits. You may also visit for more information.

New Benefits, a premier discount medical plan organization representing over 20 million members, provides a full range of valuable time-and-money-saving non-insurance health and lifestyle benefits. Thousands of clients trust New Benefits to deliver superior products, customer service, administration, print services, billing and compliance. We’ve also created a signature program to help employers of any size create a robust benefits package offer consumer choice. To learn more, give Greg a call.

Below are a couple of articles and resources for more information on the topic of telehealth.

  • “Amid Doctor Shortage, Hospitals Turn to Dwindling Supply of Nurses, Physician Assistants” -Article in Forbes about how we are on the verge of a doctor shortage. This article is one of the reasons why Telemedicine is on everyone’s radar.
  • “The Possibilities of Telemedicine” – Article in D Magazine Healthcare Daily about the cost effectiveness and convenience of Telemedicine and why employers should know about this benefit.
  • American Telemedicine Association Group on LinkedIn: This group has an active discussion around Telemedicine and where it fits in today’s healthcare landscape. Click here
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Sandy Heard
New Benefits Ltd.

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New Benefits Ltd.

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New Benefits Ltd.
We are the leader in customizable discount medical & lifestyle benefit programs. With over 20 million members, we offer discount benefits to employer groups, financial institutions, consulting firms, associations, insurance companies and more.
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