We all get excited for summer and summer trips, and your employees are no exception. They’ve requested time off, booked reservations, carefully planned activities and meals, and are ready for some well-earned time off with their family and friends – but after all that, their plans can quickly be derailed by an unexpected scrape, bad sunburn, or mysterious illness. Thankfully when your medical plan includes virtual care, you can give your employees the peace of mind that quality, in-network care is just a phone or video call away and can help them get their summertime fun back on track in no time.

Both Business Health Trust medical carrier partners, Premera Blue Cross and Kaiser Permanente, offer virtual care. Employees can preregister for services which will give them quick access to board-certified physicians, nurses and specialists, whenever and wherever they may need a consultation.

You get even more with BHT

For all BHT members enrolled in medical through Premera, virtual care options go well beyond the built-in plan offering, including:

  • 98point6: Text-based primary/urgent care from a doctor, 24/7
  • Doctor on Demand: Video and phone-based primary/urgent care and mental health therapy
  • Talkspace: Video and text-based mental health therapy
  • Boulder Care: Treatment for opioid use disorder and alcohol use disorder. Video visits and messaging with a therapist

In addition, Business Health Trust members enrolled with Premera Blue Cross also have access to Kinwell Clinics. Kinwell Clinics are located across Washington state and offer in-person and virtual care appointments with reduced wait times and easy online scheduling.

Reliable care anytime, anywhere

Mishaps can happen, but your employees can skip scrambling to find a local clinic or worrying about long wait times. Virtual visits range from the cost of a usual office visit co-pay to no cost, and are like a regular in-person visit. A doctor will ask about symptoms, conduct a virtual examination, and advise on treatment and next steps. They can even call in a prescription to a nearby pharmacy if needed.

Virtual care can help with many common medical conditions, include these top summer concerns:

  • Dehydration
  • Bug bites
  • Sunburns
  • Rashes
  • Heatstroke
  • Food poisoning
  • Colds & coughs
  • Allergies

Does your current insurance carrier provide robust virtual care options? Find out more about Health Insurance products with Business Health Trust.