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You may have heard rumblings about a certain health care option that has been getting a lot of attention in recent years: Telemedicine.
It’s been called the biggest digital health trend of 2015. However, it really isn't new or trendy. Telemedicine has been around for decades. So why is it said to be transforming the health care landscape now? The credit might go to technological improvements and increasingly time-crunched, financially strained consumers looking for a convenient, affordable health care solution.
Telemedicine is a supplemental health benefit product that complements your Obamacare or short term health insurance plan. There is a lot to appreciate about telemedicine, and here are 10 reasons to give it a try.
Remember, telemedicine is meant to supplement your health insurance plan, not replace it. If you have questions or want to learn more about this product, call 888-839-7679 to speak with an IHC representative.
1Dvorak, Katie. “Study: Telehealth Can Save $100 or More Per Visit.” FierceHealthIT. Dec. 15, 2014. http://www.fiercehealthit.com/story/study-telehealth-can-save-100-or-more-visit/2014-12-15
3Towers Watson. “Current Telemedicine Technology Could Mean Big Savings [Press Release].” Aug. 11, 2014. http://www.towerswatson.com/en-US/Press/2014/08/current-telemedicine-technology-could-mean-big-savings
4Moukheiber, Zina. “Why Telemedicine’s Time Has Finally Come.” Forbes. Jan. 13, 2015. http://www.forbes.com/sites/zinamoukheiber/2015/01/13/why-telemedicines-time-has-finally-come/
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About The IHC Group
The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over30 years. Members of The IHC Group include Independence Holding Company (NYSE:IHC), American IndependenceCorp. (NASDAQ: AMIC), Standard Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Madison National Life Insurance Company, Inc. and Independence American Insurance Company. Each insurance carrier in The IHC Group has a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent) from A.M. Best Company, Inc., a widely recognized rating agency that rates insurance companies on their relative financial strength and ability to meet policyholder obligations. (An A++ rating from A.M. Best is its highest rating.) Collectively, the companies in The IHC Group provide insurance coverage to more than one million individuals and groups. For more information about The IHC Group, visit www.ihcgroup.com.
About IHC Specialty Benefits, Inc.
IHC Specialty Benefits, doing business as Health eDeals Insurance Solutions is a full-service marketing and distribution company that focuses on small employer, individual and consumer products. Health eDeals markets products through general agents online, telebrokerage, advisor centers, private label and directly to consumers. For more information about Health eDeals visit www.HealtheDeals.com.