Bug Bites 101: When to Call a Doctor

Bug bites: They itch, they're an eyesore, and always have you asking, "Does this look normal?" 

The first step is to figure out what bit you. If it was a flying or buzzing insect, it was likely a mosquito or fly. If the sting was sudden and...

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Most Hospital Visits Are Avoidable. Employees Need Telemedicine.

Unnecessary hospital visits are costing the U.S. healthcare system $32 billion per year, according to a new study by United Health Group.

The study found that more than half of emergency department (ED) visits could be avoided, with patients...

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One Big Reason Why A Telemedicine Program Might Not Work

Telemedicine can have real impact for employers and employees — if employees actually use it, that is.

But the truth of the matter is this: Today, most employers offer telemedicine within their employee benefit plan, but most employees never use .

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How to Get Employees to Use Telemedicine

Telemedicine can be a huge benefit for all employers and their employees. Telemedicine helps employers save money by diverting employee healthcare costs away from expensive options such as the ER or urgent care. And, telemedicine helps employees...

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What You Should Expect from the Best Telemedicine Companies

According to our recent findings, there are more than 200 telemedicine providers offering an array of virtual care and telehealth services. With so many options, finding the best telemedicine company can be dizzying.

According to First Stop...

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Sun Safety this Summer

Summer is all about enjoying the weather and sunshine. A little vitamin D is great, but be careful! Experiencing five sunburns in life can double a person’s melanoma (skin cancer) risk.

Check out the following infographic for some tips on sun safety.

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What is the Cost of Telemedicine?

Every employer knows it’s important to consider the full cost of any employee benefit program before signing up. But the cost of telemedicine isn’t always straightforward. 

That’s because the cost of telemedicine varies greatly among providers, and...

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3 Reasons Why Every Company Should Offer Telemedicine

Telemedicine has been around for several years, and is now one of the fastest-growing employee health benefits, according to 2019 research by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). In fact, company adoption grew by 10% from 2018-2019. 

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The Measles: What you need to know

You probably haven’t had to think about measles much in your lifetime. The illness has been largely contained in the 21st century, thanks to near-universal vaccination. However, vaccination rates among certain populations have fallen in the U.S....

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