They can work with employers to create programs that will improve their “health care literacy.”
Health care literacy is a person’s ability to access, read, comprehend, and utilize healthcare information so that they can make the right decisions about their healthcare. Employers have a responsibility to be health care literate in order to effectively communicate information on health insurance plans and wellness programs. Brokers can help employers create programs that will educate employees on their options and increase their health care literacy, thus allowing them to make smarter choices and keep costs down.
They can help employers design plans that will bring the doctor to their employees.
More and more employers are opting for on-site primary clinics and bringing the doctor to the employees. On-site care is a low-cost healthcare model that places the doctor within the organization. They often offer full-spectrum primary care, wellness programs, occupational medicine, preventative health, and some plans even include a pharmacy.
Mobile health clinics are also growing in popularity as employers seek to reduce healthcare costs. The fully functioning clinic is housed within a mobile unit which is equipped for a number of diagnostic tests, exams, and even has a waiting room. This is popular for organizations that have several locations because the mobile unit can move from one location to the next or set a route so that it is at a certain location on certain days.
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