An employee benefit plan is one of the biggest costs employers have to foot, so they are ready to see what kind of impact innovative options like onsite care can have.
Appleton, WI (PRWEB) December 21, 2015
Focused on identifying savings opportunities for its employer-clients across the United States, Cypress Benefit Administrators is seeing success with an affiliate program that offers employees onsite medical care as part of their self-funded health plans.
Cypress, a leading third party administrator (TPA) based in the Midwest, has partnered with Activate Healthcare to offer its clients a solution that brings care directly to the workplace.
This solution has led to high participation rates averaging more than 80% per company, as well as cost savings and improved quality and patient outcomes.
According to Tom Doney, president and CEO of Cypress, many of the employer-clients who are implementing this onsite care at their businesses see it as another way to take charge of today’s rising care costs. “Employers follow the trends from year to year, and they’re no longer choosing to sit back and simply absorb the climbing health care expenses,” Doney said. “An employee benefit plan is one of the biggest costs employers have to foot, so they are ready to see what kind of impact innovative options like onsite care can have.”
Through the TPA’s partnership with Activate Healthcare, Cypress clients with self-funded plans can set up onsite care clinics at their workplaces that are operated by teams of primary care physicians, nurse practitioners/coaches and medical assistants/phlebotomists.
These clinics are typically open 40+ hours per week to offer employees more flexibility in scheduling. In most cases, they offer primary care, preventive care and chronic condition management, with the option of adding occupational health services to the mix. They also offer onsite pharmacy/medication management and lab services.
To make the experience even more convenient, many clinics are structured to incorporate the latest technology, including patient portals, mobile messaging, telemedicine and digital monitoring options.
“The fact that employees can get the care they need right at their own workplace has been a huge draw,” Doney said. “The added conveniences now available through modern-day technologies have been very appealing, too.”
In addition to such high participation rates by company, the average patient satisfaction score for Activate Healthcare’s onsite care clinics is 4.6 out of 5.
“With scores this high, we know that employees are receiving quality care,” Doney explained. “That’s a big deal because the more satisfied people are with their team of providers, the faster they’ll seek medical attention to resolve any issues that could potentially lead to more serious problems.”
A privately held company headquartered in Appleton, Wis., Cypress Benefit Administrators has been pioneering the way toward cost containment in self-funded health benefits since 2000. The third party administrator (TPA) is the country’s first to bring claims administration, consumer driven health plans and proven cost control measures together into one package for companies ranging from 50 employees to thousands of employees. It serves employer-clients across the U.S. with additional locations in Portland and Salem, Ore., Omaha, Neb. and Denver, Col. For more information on Cypress and its customized employee benefits, visit http://www.cypressbenefit.com.