Leading PEO Tackles Employee COVID-19 Healthcare Concerns With Free Telemedicine Program
Friday, April 24th, 2020
Vensure Employer Services, one of the nation’s leading PEOs, has responded to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by extending its telemedicine services, at no cost to clients, employees, and their family members for the next 90 days. This will allow nearly 300,000 employees and their families to speak with a licensed medical professional from a safe place during this period of social distancing.
“With the current unprecedented strain on healthcare services, facilities and healthcare professionals are overwhelmed. We want to assure our clients and their employees have access to the care they need,” says Alex Campos, CEO of Vensure Employer Services. “Everyone is focused on COVID-19, but there are also all the other routine healthcare needs of the people we serve.”
While telemedicine is a well-established practice, the current crisis has elevated its profile. MDLIVE is a platform that provides immediate access to board certified healthcare professionals through a mobile app, online, or by phone. Telemedicine healthcare professionals evaluate and treat non-emergency conditions and can even send prescriptions to pharmacies.
“Covering the cost of this service at this time is definitely the right thing to do for all our stakeholders,” Campos stated. “There could also be long-term benefits. This allows employers to demonstrate their commitment to their employees’ wellbeing. And once people experience telemedicine services, they will undoubtedly be more comfortable using the technology. In the long run, that can lower healthcare costs for everyone.”