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Health benefits top the list in employee must-haves, but it is the most expensive benefit to provide. Only 47% of firms with 3 to 9 workers offer coverage. Businesses who can afford to provide health insurance are faced with passing this year’s hikes to their employees. The average annual premiums for employer-sponsored health insurance in 2018 are $6,896 for single coverage and $19,616 for family coverage. (Kaiser Family Foundation)  Pay employees to visit the family doctorHealth

What if you suddenly lost your job and health benefits? This was Sharon's reality before becoming a member of our Colorado Springs PeakMed community. For six weeks she suffered in pain due to a back injury and was low on medication needed to manage her asthma and hypertension. She began rationing her high blood pressure pills because she couldn't afford to see the doctor or pay for her prescriptions. "I thought, oh my

Flu shots are available at your local PeakMed LifeCenter and you might consider getting one. Last year’s 2017-2018 flu season broke records in Colorado with over 4-thousand people hospitalized. (CDPHE) Coloradan’s ages 6-months and older are encouraged to get a flu shot, especially the elderly and those with weak immune systems. The vaccine takes about two weeks to take effect so October and November is a great time to get it. Three facts about flu vaccines  You need

With 2017 in the rear-view mirror, we’re turning our attention to the new year and everything new that comes with flipping the calendar to 2018. At PeakMed, several new things are happening this year that will allow us to improve the way both health and care are being delivered in Colorado. Integrated Behavioral Health Comes to PeakMed First, we’re launching a partnership with AllHealth Network to provide our members at the Tutt LifeCenter with integrated behavioral health services,

Imagine being faced with constant worry and anxiety. Throughout your life, you’ve fret over what other people may feel are “the littlest things,” but these worries eventually fester, and you’re plagued with ongoing stomach aches, migraines or insomnia. As you grow older, activities like taking tests at school and even watching movies exacerbate your stress levels and one day, you’re shaking and struggling to breathe, seemingly out of nowhere. Scary,

Wouldn’t it be nice to have instant access to your doctor right from your pocket? Well, luckily, advances in communications technology have opened the door for telemedicine to remotely connect patients with their provider. At PeakMed, we’ve partnered with CirrusMD, a health-tech company which offers a text-first approach to telemedicine, to provide our members access to their health care providers when they need it. We call it PeakMed:OnCall. As 21st-century consumers, people

With the holiday season in full swing, it can be difficult to remain healthy. While Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s are often a time for celebration and togetherness, that “togetherness” can come at a price: taking a toll on our physical and emotional health. With the winter temperatures leading to more indoor time, you might find yourself in close quarters with under-the-weather travelers, working closely with germy colleagues or hanging out

We have all had to leave work to go to a doctor’s appointment. Between driving to and from the appointment, waiting for the doctor and getting your exam, you can be gone for hours. Those hours mean lost productivity for your employer and falling behind on work. PeakMed is helping resolve that pain point by removing the boundaries to accessing great health care and bringing our services straight to the

While a shot might not be the most comfortable experience, the diseases they can prevent are much less pleasant. Some of the diseases that vaccinations prevent can be life-threatening. In fact, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), immunization currently prevents between 2 million and 3 million deaths every year. Consequently, immunization shots, or vaccinations, are essential. At PeakMed, we are all about disease prevention and staying healthy to live your

Over the past few years, the Colorado Springs Business Journal (CSBJ) has celebrated the regional companies that have exhibited impressive growth in both revenue and employees — the Fastest Growing Companies. This year, PeakMed was one of the companies bestowed with this annual honor. A record number of companies received nominations this year and the panel of impartial judges were forced to make difficult decisions to honor and celebrate the people and businesses that