In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and telemedicine’s role in reducing the spread by effectively treating non-emergency conditions, 1.800MD is now offering a new short-term contract option for new groups. Their new 90-day contract option allows organizations to provide their employees access to telemedicine and behavioral health services during the current crisis.
The new 90-day telemedicine plan includes:
- Access to 1.800MD board-certified physicians and expert behavioral health specialists
- A $0 consultation fee available for ALL employees including part-time and contract workers.
- Family coverage included – services are available for members and their dependents.
- Streamlined implementation process – enrollment within 24 hours.
- Electronic welcome letters and membership cards sent to member email addresses.
- Ongoing member awareness communication and employer support.
- Option to seamlessly extend service term to one year.
A federal court in New York recently struck down four federal Department of Labor (DOL) rules related to the leaves provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). As a result, certain aspects of the FFCRA are now more favorable to employees. Unfortunately, it’s not clear if the ruling applies nationwide or only in the Southern District of New York, where that court is located. Until there is further activity in the case—which may clarify whether the rules remain intact throughout the rest of the country—we recommend that employers err on the side of caution when administering FFCRA leaves and assume these particular rules no longer apply.
- How to consult your Live Team of HR Experts
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources (sample communications, training courses, webinars, etc.)
- How to easily create your Employee Handbook that's never out-of-date
- How to assign training to your employees from a catalog of hundreds of interactive courses
- How to navigate a multitude of resources in your Comply database
- Plus much more!
July 23rd Insurance Trends will feature guest speakers Barb Gavitt and John Meurs from A.D.Banker as we discuss the introduction of remote testing for those seeking their insurance license. We will be updating everyone on which states so far are enacting the Annuity Best Interest producer training requirements and what options will be available to fulfill that training.
Having just finished a couple exciting days in Washington D.C. at the National Association of Health Underwriters (NAHU) Capitol Conference, I could not help but share my thoughts about what exciting time this is regarding all of our futures.