BSI helps launch space-age health benefit!

LifePath meets Teladoc

In the 1960s, we met the Jetsons, your typical American family that happened to be living in 2062.

This month at LifePath, meet Teladoc.

LifePath is launching Teladoc, a new health benefit that offers free doctor-appointments through the eye of your phone, computer or video app.

Teladoc allows users to access medical care from a board-certified physician through the convenience of phone or video consult. Consultations are free to employees and their dependents who are enrolled in LifePath’s medical insurance plan and are available 24 hours per day, seven days a week – kind of like Rosie the Robot’s schedule.

“It’s a win-win situation,” said Shawn Hughes, Vice President of BSI Corporate Benefits in Bethlehem, Pa. “Employees win because they have immediate access to a doctor and don’t have a co-pay, and the organization wins because employees remain healthier and lose less work.”

To help ensure prompt registration, BSI Corporate Benefits recently donated six Surface Pro 4’s, valued at $6,100, to be used during March to register LifePath’s more than 850 employees.

“You can have the greatest technology in the world but without connecting it to people in a meaningful way it loses traction quickly,” said Tony DaRe, President of BSI Corporate Benefits.

With a simple tap of an app, phone call or laptop login, subscribers receive a free medical consultation from a board certified doctor for common medical conditions such as sinus problems, bronchitis, allergies, cold and flu symptoms and respiratory and ear infections. (Even science prodigy Elroy Jetson would love the technology.)

“We are excited about our new benefit – Teladoc,” said Karen Werkheiser, Director of Human Resources at LifePath. “This is a great alternative to traditional medical care with the added convenience of visiting the doctor from home or worksite.”

The Teladoc launch is going on now through March 31 with in-house registration dates of March 15-17 and 20-21. During the in-house dates, representatives from BSI Corporate Benefits will be on hand to help with registration.

BSI also donated registration giveaway items to further enhance Teladoc participation such as iPads, Nanos, pedometers, first aid kits and stress balls. In all, BSI donated nearly $10,000 to help with the launch of this campaign.

"The employees and consumers at LifePath are our family," said DaRe. "And there is nothing we will not do for them and their mission."

It’s the kind of support that even evil Mr. Spacely would love.

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written by Annette Kaiser