From time to time we find new technology launched into the employee benefits space, that while very cool, doesn’t really solve a problem. It’s a great idea, but you can’t see an employer paying for it, unless they fit just a certain set of conditions (and few clients are working at remote mining towns in northern Ontario).
Telemedicine is one of those things. Sure, having a doctor on your phone can save a visit to (and hence some lost time), but do employers want to pay when the current system works pretty good for free (and heck, they can go after hours and on weekends…right?)
Well now here is a fee for service model that can be used by anyone. Don’t have a family doctor? Wish you could do a quick consult but have a deadline and can’t afford to wait at the doctors office? Are out of town at the cottage or a business trip and not close to your doctor? All these situations may make this an option for you…
Appointment pricing ranges depending on the type (generally $25-$50). Appointments are paid by the employee, but can be covered by health spending accounts and a complete receipt is provided for reimbursement.
If you’d like to make this available AND pay for it for all your staff, yearly and monthly membership plans are available, just let us know and we can set you up..
For more information, check out TIA Health at https://tiahealth.com/