If You Want Cheaper Health Care, You May Have To Visit Your Doctor On Your Phone
Seeing your doctor in person could wind up costing you a lot more than another option insurance companies are starting to push: unlimited 24/7 access to primary care doctors via smartphone, tablet or computer, with zero out-of-pocket co-pays, as reported by the Sun Sentinel.
Welcome to the future of telemedicine, also known as telehealth.
Insurance giant Humana is betting many will be happy with such a trade. The company has partnered with a telemedicine provider called Doctor on Demand to offer a discount-priced teledoc-based health insurance plan it calls On Hand. The plan, which costs employers up to 20 percent less than traditional plans, became available in Florida on June 1.