TouchCare is a concierge healthcare advocacy company. Our team is dedicated to giving our clients and their family members a better experience when it comes to navigating the complex healthcare system. Health insurance is expensive and stressful. Healthcare advocacy aims to reduce both the cost burden and the stress. Here’s ten reasons why healthcare advocacy should be a part of your benefits offering:
Recently, the New York Times published an article that disputed claims that preventative care helped to reduce healthcare costs. At TouchCare, we cite the importance of Primary Care Attribution, often associated with preventive care, as a cost savings tool for our clients.
We took a closer look at some of our own data to prove the correlation between Primary Care Attribution and lower healthcare cost.
In July of 2017, I reached out to one of my favorite past colleagues to congratulate him on his updated LinkedIn profile status…Not fully understanding what his new position entailed, beyond the title “CEO”, I was greeted with an excited and eager (familiar) voice, describing a company and service that sounded like a dream to this working wife and mother.
Last week I bought diapers for my daughter on Amazon. For earlier generations, I imagine this type of transaction went something like this:
It’s easy to be overwhelmed during the holiday season. There’s financial anxiety associated with the never-ending gift lists, family gatherings… family… and finishing up those pesky tasks at work you’ve been putting off. The best thing you can do to get through it all is to look after yourself. And if that means having another pig in the blanket at the company holiday party, you do it. Guilt-free.
At the core of TouchCare’s product offering is our Expert Health Assistant team. They are on the front line solving our member's health care questions and concerns. Our approach stresses empathy and humanity and is rooted in extensive knowledge of the local, and national healthcare landscape.
It’s that time of year again when we are overloaded with so much information we don’t know if we are coming or going! Open enrollment season is upon us, and whether you are unsure on what your plan options mean to your specific situation or need to make sure your doctors are still in network, TouchCare is there to help you!
Look up “engagement” in the dictionary and the definition you’ll get will be something along the lines of “participation and becoming involved with, or establishing meaningful contact or connection with something” as the lead definition. Look a little further down the page and you’ll get another take: “a fight or battle between armed forces.” When it comes to engagement in the healthcare system, a daunting and complex world with little to no price transparency for services rendered, it’s unfortunate that our experience is often more like the latter than the former.
Healthcare is complicated. Possibly the most under understated comment in history. Health insurance is required. The ACA tells employers they must offer health insurance to their employees. Further, if companies want to be able to attract and retain top talent, they must offer competitive plans.
“Consumerism” gets thrown around a lot by the payers, entrepreneurs, brokers and anyone trying to address healthcare members present and future concerns. But what does consumerism really mean?