A national survey conducted by Mercer validates everything our customers have been experiencing: telemedicine saves employers and employees money, and the key to this is high utilization rates. Even more so, a low or waived copay is the key to getting employees to use the benefit.
"A closer look at our survey data shows that higher utilization is associated with lower copays. Among employers reporting utilization rates of 10% or higher, the median copay for telemedicine was $15. But in the group with below-average utilization rates -- 6% or less -- the median copay was $30."
An even more interesting takeaway from the survey results was the difference in utilization between health plan telemedicine programs and the ones offered through a specialty vendor (i.e. EZaccessMD).
"The majority of large employers (57%) provide telemedicine via the health plan, but 15% contract with a specialty vendor outside the health plan. The average utilization rate is twice as high for these employers – 12% vs. 6% among those offering through the health plan – even those the average copay amounts are virtually the same."
As a vendor providing a specialty telemedicine benefit, these results validated our clients' experience with EZaccessMD. With utilization rates 10x higher than traditional telemedicine, we know awareness, affordability, and accessibility are the key factors in getting employees to utilize our benefit. That's why our benefit costs nothing to use and we bring diagnostic care directly to them. We also work directly with employers to educate their employees on the benefits of EZaccessMD.
To learn more about how EZaccessMD can benefit your employees, request a demo.
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