Developing an integrated benefits plan to better support employees

There are scores of different kinds of doctors who all specialize in different areas, and we often need to see multiple providers at one time.

For example, a woman in her 30s who is trying to have children may be referred to a fertility specialist by her OBGYN. If she gets a cold, the same woman will need to schedule an appointment with her general practitioner. If the cold ends up being something more serious, she would be referred to yet another facility for imaging and labs. She’ll need to consult with pharmacists and her fertility doctors before taking any medication for the problem. If she’s stressed out from being sick and trying to conceive, she might decide to reach out to a counselor or other mental health provider.

Achieving whole health is a complex task. In recent years, there has been a shift in the way we approach healthcare to make the process of staying healthy more comprehensive and accessible. This is known as integrated healthcare. The new trend is having a big impact on how employees use their health benefits, which could ultimately result in lower costs for employers.

In this blog post, we’ll explore how the full integration of medical benefits such as doctor’s visits, pharmacy needs, mental health, and other specialist care can radically improve the value of your employee’s benefits offerings.

 

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