Over the last few years, virtual care has become an essential benefit to our members. During that time, Independence Blue Cross (Independence) has included more virtual care benefits that cover a wide range of services, from dermatology to nutritionist and behavioral care visits. For many of your employees — millennials in particular — this shift could lead to a welcome, lasting change.
Virtual care solutions offer:
- Comfort and Convenience – Virtual visits can be easier to fit into busy schedules, and employees may not even need to take time off work or arrange for child care.
- Control of Infectious Illness – Telehealth appointments allow doctors to prescreen patients, helping sick employees heal at home and preventing workplace outbreaks.
- Better Assessments – When doctors can see patients in their home environment, they are often better able to assess symptoms.
- Primary Care and Chronic Condition Management – Telemedicine makes it easier for employees to keep up with visits and stay on top of their health care.