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
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
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
This year has seen quite the “health care” debate. Members of Congress believe they have the solution to make health care affordable and keep health insurance markets from collapsing. But the so-called health care debate in Washington has nothing to do with actual health care, it has to do with health insurance. To solve the problems with actual health care, it’s time to work with the providers and the “boots
Dr. Mark Tomasulo explains PeakMed Direct Primary Care in 60 seconds. Direct Primary Care is so simple, that it can actually be challenging to explain to those who have never heard of it! If you ever find yourself needing to quickly explain Direct Primary Care to friends, family, or co-workers, just show them this 60-second intro to PeakMed Direct Primary Care, by Dr. Mark Tomasulo, founder and Chief Medical Officer of
After months of work by sponsoring members of Colorado's House, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, and several Direct Primary Care physicians here in Colorado, led in part by Dr. Mark Tomasulo, founder of PeakMed, HB 17-1115 was finally signed into law yesterday by Governor John Hickenlooper. The new law concerns the establishment of direct primary health care agreements to operate without regulation by the Colorado Division of Insurance. The bill establishes parameters
By Kelsey Ray, Colorado Independent on April 10, 2017 Coloradans frustrated with the high costs of primary healthcare, take heed: A bill to protect a lower-cost model heads today to the state House floor after passing committee in both chambers. Fed up with the administrative burdens of “fee-for-service” insurance billing, family doctors across the country increasingly are turning to a payment model called direct primary care, in which patients and their primary
Denver, Colorado – House Bill 17-1115 passed the Colorado Senate Committee unanimously today. Dr. Mark Tomasulo testified before the Colorado Senate Committee today on behalf of the bill, clarifying Direct Primary Health Care Services, concerning the establishment of direct primary health care agreements to operate without regulation by the division of insurance. Description of the Bill: The bill establishes parameters under which a direct primary care agreement (agreement) may be implemented.