Entries by Jackie Berens

What is the difference between mHealth, eHealth, telehealth, and telemedicine?

The digital health world has seen massive growth over the last year. It’s important to understand what various virtual healthcare terms mean. eHealth, mHealth, telehealth, and telemedicine are used to describe the use of mobile and desktop technology for patient management. These terms are used interchangeably at times, however they each represent a different aspect of technology and healthcare.

What to Expect From Your Telemedicine Visit

The onset of the global pandemic caused telemedicine usage to skyrocket. The nature of COVID-19 caused more patients to rely on telemedicine services to ensure they received the care they needed. In a pre-COVID world, telemedicine visits faced barriers beyond real-time, synchronous audio and video communication. These barriers have come down due to COVID-19, and more clinicians have emplored to the possibility to expand utilizing telehealth services. 

As telemedicine becomes more and more popular, it’s important to understand what a typical telemedicine appointment will look like.

How Can You Add Value to Your Existing Benefit Plans?

Benefit plans serve as a great way to provide value to employees beyond their salary. Because benefits are becoming increasingly important, it’s important that you give your employees the option to tailor their benefits to their needs. At SBMA, we believe in meeting your employee’s medical needs with additional benefit options. We offer our clients the option to choose various voluntary/worksite, ancillary, and virtual health benefit options. 

How Do Benefits Improve Employee Morale?

Sixty percent of employees rated benefits as a very important contributor to job satisfaction. With that many employees placing value on employee benefits, it’s important that you, as an employer, ensure your benefits are set up and attract and retain the best employees. According to Career Builder, only 49% of employees are satisfied with their current benefits, which means you have the opportunity to make your benefits even better to appeal to 51% of your employees!

Telehealth is Convenient Reliable and Here To Stay!

The global pandemic has caused telehealth services to thrive. According to CNBC, about 10 million Medicare beneficiaries used telehealth services between March and August. Compared to the average 13,000 weekly appointments pre-pandemic, that number is exciting for telehealth advancement.

Understanding Minimum Essential Coverage Options

Understanding the various minimum essential coverage plans that you can offer your employees is essential to providing coverage that matters. At SBMA, we offer the most competitive limited medical plans in the industry. We ensure every client remains ACA compliant by offering our medical plans.

SBMA benefits serve employers with ACA mandated compliance requirements. It supports those employers by offering employees who need affordable benefits the right solution for them. Our mission is to provide great benefits at a great price. SBMA is nationally recognized as industry experts on ACA compliance, ERISA law, and Healthcare Reform, and we’re here to help!

Why Should You Offer Voluntary Benefits?

Voluntary benefits, also known as worksite benefits, are an effective way to attract and retain the top employees with little to no effect on your bottom-line. These benefits are a great way to fill the void of coverage that traditional benefits don’t cover. What most employees and employers don’t realize is the effect that voluntary benefits offer to both parties.

Why invest in health insurance for your employees?

Investing in health insurance for your employees is essential to ensuring a happy and healthy workforce. Navigating employee benefits that your employees actually want, can be a challenge. Not to mention the various requirements necessary for employers with 50 or more employees. So, why should you invest in health insurance for employees?