DocDial Becoming a Healthcare Solution for Part-Time Employees

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Employers are now looking towards solutions like telemedicine for the answer to ensuring part-time employees have convenient and affordable access to physicians.

With ObamaCare in full effect, the controversial subject matter of increases in part-time employment still remains. A growing concern that the implementation of ObamaCare will intensify an already worrisome trend of part-time work fueling job growth -- 75 percent of the jobs created so far this year were part-time, Reuters reported last month. has deployed a running tally of businesses announcing they’re cutting part-time employees’ hours or otherwise altering their labor forces due to the Affordable Care Act. 

The adoption of telemedicine programs by consumers is rising largely due to convenience and affordability factors. Employers can now acquire tele-health plans for far less than what they would pay for employee health insurance. In addition, employees could potentially save a good chunk of money avoiding unnecessary ER or urgent care visits.

"Telemedicine is not by any means a replacement for health insurance. Many of our customers have health insurance, but when their sick, we're usually the first phone call they make," stated Cory Kelly, Director of Consumer Marketing for DocDial.

The benefits of telemedicine seem to go far beyond affordability. Among a growing list for uses of telemedicine include allergies, cold and flu, high blood pressure, ear infections and diabetes. For employers sympathetic to their employees healthcare needs could see an increase in work attendance due to the convenience of work place consultations over the phone or webcam.

DocDial is the consumer friendly brand of AmeriDoc, the powerful telemedicine platform that has gained the confidence of over 1.2 million members nationwide.

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