Turning 26? Here’s how to find your own health insurance plan

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on June 11, 2020

Young adults can be covered by their parents’ health insurance until they turn 26. After that, they’ll need to choose their own health plan. This can be a confusing transition under normal circumstances, but during the coronavirus pandemic it’s especially important to make sure there’s no gap in coverage. If your employees have young adult children covered by their insurance plans or are young adults on their parent’s health insurance, here is some helpful information on how to find a new plan.

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Topics: Access to care, Health insurance basics

Virtual care is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Posted by Stephanie Tyburski on March 24, 2020

This adapted post comes from AllWays Health Partners' provider blog, Best Practice. It provides details on a partnership between AllWays Health Partners and Microsoft to offer a free telehealth app for providers to address their needs during these unprecedented times. 

Our COVID-19 response team has identified virtual care as a critical need for our providers and patients. We realize that many patients may eventually be subject to quarantine or unable to get to a provider's office. Some of our network providers have expressed concerns about how to care for quarantined or ill patients in a safe, HIPAA-compliant way.

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Topics: Access to care, AllWays Health Partners, Health insurance trends, COVID-19

How to find a new doctor and take the stress out of changing PCPs

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on March 10, 2020

Having a Primary Care Provider (PCP) who can help ensure you get the care you need to stay healthy or treat you when you’re ill is an important part of your overall health and well-being. If you’re moving to a new city or state, switching health plans, or need to change doctors for any other reason, it can be difficult and sometimes stressful to coordinate that change on your own. Fortunately, this process is more straightforward than it might seem.

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Topics: Access to care, Health insurance basics

Urgent vs. emergency: Understanding your options for care

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 11, 2020

Thanks to the booming popularity of urgent care, retail health clinics, and telemedicine offerings, there are many options to choose from when it comes to deciding where to get care. Add in your primary care provider and the emergency room and the choices—and differences between them—can become even more confusing.

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Topics: Access to care, Health & wellness

5 tips to help companies make the most of their health plan offering

Posted by AllWays Health Partners blog team on February 04, 2020

With today’s low unemployment rate and the resulting competition for talent, many employers are looking to their health benefits to retain employees and grow their teams. While 20% of employers increased their health care benefits from 2018 to 2019,  there's a less costly way to maximize this benefit: by taking full advantage of the resources your health plan already offers. Here are 5 tips to help employers and their employees make full use of their current health plan.

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Topics: Insurance basics, Access to care, Health care innovations, Employee engagement, Health & wellness