Summer is the popular time for vacations. Your employees will be making their plans and packing their suitcases with all the essentials but they are probably forgetting something that could make or break their trip; the information for their telemedicine provider.
Time to Sign Your Employees Up for Telemedicine Services
This is a great time to remind your employees to bring a doctor with them on their trip or to be more specific, digital access to a doctor. Promoting telehealth to your employees now can reduce the unnecessary Emergency Room visit claims while they are away. Employee engagement in these types of programs is a win- win for all parties involved.
Consider a marketing campaign to educate your employees on how to access this service, how to download the app f
or easy access, and explain the procedures needed to register. The more information they have available, the more likely they are to download the app. Below are the steps that most providers require before a visit:
- Download the vendor app
- Register for an account, choose a login and password
- Enter your demographic and insurance information
- Complete a medical history questionnaire (similar to one at your doctor’s office)
- Turn on you location setting on your mobile device (in case of an emergency, this allows the first responders to locate you and it also helps to find the closest pharmacy)
- Registration is complete
Testimonials are essential to a successful marketing campaign. Since telemedicine is a new service, many people are apprehensive to try it. Share experiences of fellow employees that have gone virtually for non-emergent care medical care. I personally have used a telehealth provider from the comfort of my house and within 15 minutes there was an antibiotic ready at my local pharmacy. This saved me time, money (the copay was less than an Urgent Care visit), and productivity. I am an advocate for telemedicine visits for non-emergent cases and urge you to promote this to your employees.