Nationwide Direct Primary Care Organization, Healthcare2U, Ranks on the Prestigious Inc. 5000 List

After impressive growth over three years, Healthcare2U takes its place among other privately held companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 list.

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August 25, 2021 (Austin, TX) Healthcare2U today announced their placement within the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for the 2021 year. After experiencing impressive growth of 66 percent member adoption in 2020, Healthcare2U ranks among the nation’s most successful private companies. As the nation’s fastest-growing hybrid Direct Primary Care organization, Healthcare2U is honored to join the Inc 5000 list, a symbol of entrepreneurial success and innovation.

“Direct Primary Care is not a new concept; rather, it may be healthcare’s oldest payment model. Back in the day, if you needed primary care from a physician, you paid directly for that care, with no copays or deductibles. This is the traditional model on which Healthcare2U was founded,” says Andy Bonner, CEO of Healthcare2U. “Since our inception, we’ve expanded the direct primary care model into an innovative membership that boasts unlimited benefits and hands-on patient navigation across all 50 states. This integrated membership delivers primary medical care while eliminating the hassle of insurance copays, claims and deductibles. By promoting clarity around the entry point to the healthcare system, Healthcare2U encourages members to become active participants in their health while delivering a proven 13+ percent first-year ROI for employer groups.”

Healthcare2U’s mission of providing nationwide affordable and convenient access to healthcare prioritizes the principle of member education and navigation. Their Direct Primary Care membership provides one central phone number for all non-emergency medical concerns. This patient navigation hotline guides members through unlimited DPC benefits, such as in-office acute visits for primary care and urgent care, annual physicals, early-stage chronic disease management, and 24/7 virtual DPC.

Over the last three years, Healthcare2U’s business has grown exponentially through multiple initiatives such as their nationwide Partnership Program. This program helps insurance agencies and third-party administrators expand benefit offerings by packaging existing products with Healthcare2U’s DPC suite of integrated primary care services. With these comprehensive initiatives, employer groups can customize their benefits packages to reduce healthcare expenses and expand employee benefits to motivate and retain their workforce. As a result, employers can attract, motivate, and retain their employees with affordable healthcare—reducing presenteeism, absenteeism, and the onset of serious illnesses, which drive future healthcare costs.

Healthcare2U is proud to accept this award and continue advocating for more equitable access to healthcare across the United States.

 

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About Healthcare2U

Healthcare2U is a membership-based, hybrid direct primary care (DPC) organization that ensures employers of all sizes and structures have nationwide access to affordable, consistent, and quality primary care over 40% below the average cost of traditional DPC practices operating in the market today. Through our proprietary Private Physician Network (PPN)™, Healthcare2U promotes healthy living by detecting, treating, and managing acute and chronic conditions before the onset of serious illness. Healthcare2U is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and is available nationwide. For more information, visit www.healthc2u.com.

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DPC Present and Future for a Remote Workforce

The sun was already setting on the traditional in-office business world, but this past year drastically upended the conventional style. Established ways – such as having a workforce in one location, and one-size-fits-all benefit plans – quickly fell out of favor as 2020 became an accelerant that forced a reckoning on all fronts. From business practice to healthcare packages, companies on the cutting edge of technology and innovation fared better than those who were slower to adopt new methodologies. In short, outdated traditions are being replaced by various healthcare solutions. Let’s quickly focus on one that transcends socioeconomic and geographic barriers for employers of every size.

What is Direct Primary Care?

The Direct primary care model (or DPC, for short) is a healthcare payment model where patients, or consumers, pay for their membership directly in the form of periodic payments for a defined set of primary care services. DPC emphasizes the relationship between a patient and his/her family physician to improve health outcomes and lowers overall health care costs. This model has evolved to be a cost-effective solution that makes healthcare more accessible to everyone, often via a multi-platform delivery of care through virtual or in-person visits.

Now, the pandemic taught businesses to lean into flexibility. A recent survey found 74 percent of CFOs plan to keep workers remote after the pandemic. From a financial standpoint, having a remote workforce makes sense. The cost savings have allowed many companies to avoid further severe cuts and downsizing.

Situations like these will raise new healthcare issues for a team working from a variety of locations. And, for those employers who were forced to lay off workers, shrinking headcounts could also have an unforeseen impact on insurance premiums. What that means for employers is the traditional options for health plans are incongruent with how employees live today. To meet this demand, traditional direct primary care has adapted to a hybrid approach that fills this ever-widening void for employers who have remote employees in various states and mobile workers who live on the go.

A Hybrid Solution for the Remote Workforce

A hybrid Direct Primary Care (DPC) model is especially beneficial when it’s a nationwide network of physicians accessible in any state. This approach has been a game-changer for companies expanding their remote workforce across state lines. It’s also extremely beneficial for restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industry businesses with locations in multiple states. Each provider has its list of particular services, but some DPC membership benefits include:

  • Patient advocates to support members in navigating their healthcare options
  • 24/7/365 access to a primary care provider via telehealth
  • Unlimited in-office visits for a minimal-to-no fee
  • Annual physical provided to establish a baseline for a member’s health
  • And, finally, early-stage chronic disease management

It’s helpful to have health insurance for catastrophic life events but being able to see the doctor when you’re ill without paying expensive deductibles or copays is a reason people love direct primary care. DPC also pairs well with minimum essential coverage, High deductible health plans medical cost-sharing memberships, and many other healthcare services.

 

In conclusion, traditional direct primary care practices and hybrid DPC organizations are working together to ensure people of all socioeconomic backgrounds can get the healthcare they need to live happier and healthier lives. If you’d like more information about access to affordable and convenient healthcare, let Healthcare2U know. As the nation’s fastest-growing hybrid DPC provider, we partner with organizations nationwide to provide affordable and convenient access to primary medical care.

Chronic Disease Management Provides Big ROI

When employees are too sick to come to work, businesses lose money. Chronic illnesses among employees cost U.S. employers more than half a trillion dollars in lost productivity each year. Even before the pandemic, sick days were up 12 percent in 2019—a collective 978 million sick days used cost companies $151 billion in lost revenue.

With 60 percent of American adults suffering from one or more chronic conditions, these staggering figures highlight the need to focus on disease prevention and high-quality care delivery for patients diagnosed with chronic conditions. Direct primary care is a vehicle for employees to prevent and maintain chronic conditions while minimizing their out-of-pocket costs and eliminating claims that would otherwise impact their employer’s profits.

Chronic Care Management ROI
In 2018, Humana reported that each unhealthy day linked to a chronic condition cost health plans $15.64 in additional medical care per person per month—an expense that can add up quickly over time.

It’s not surprising that patients with chronic conditions report more physically and mentally unhealthy days than the population average. However, people who proactively take steps to prevent escalating disease states usually experience fewer unhealthy days than those who allow their conditions to deteriorate due to lack of proper care.

study of carrier claims data from Mercer Health Advantage revealed evidence for improved health outcomes and cost-savings return on investment (ROI) from providing chronic care management. This program offered through insurance carriers featured in-depth care management for the sickest employees and reported an aggregate return on investment of $3.30 for each $1 spent while improving patient health.

Expensive Health Risks Can be Managed
Employers who focus on the cost of healthcare expenses without also examining the cost of lost productivity (when employees are out of the office sick or perform at a limited capacity) miss a big part of the picture. The effects on their business outcomes and employee wellbeing are directly related. They should work closely with their benefits advisor to create a plan that can keep workers healthy while minimizing costs.

According to a recent report published in The Lancet Public Health, nearly $730 billion in healthcare spending can be linked to modifiable health risks, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and smoking. The study highlighted five risk factors mostly responsible for these modifiable healthcare costs.

  1. Being overweight and obesity
  2. High blood pressure
  3. High blood sugar
  4. Poor diet
  5. Smoking.

The study estimates that more than 25 percent of all healthcare spending in the U.S. annually is due to conditions tied to lifestyle choices—preventable conditions to some degree.

Primary Care Manages Chronic Conditions
Fortunately, early-stage chronic disease management falls under primary care physicians’ purview (PCPs), making a no-claims option like direct primary care (DPC) a no-brainer. Unlike health insurance, DPC is a monthly health membership that affords members unlimited access to a PCP for a low monthly fee.

Instead of meeting deductibles or paying outrageous monthly premiums, the patient gets in-office visits and virtual care for a low monthly cost, depending on their plan. With the right DPC membership, employees can get primary care and chronic disease management without generating monthly claims for their employer. Employers love direct primary care because it doesn’t generate claims, and members don’t have to meet a deductible to have affordable access to the doctor. The savings for multiple employees over time can lead to exponential savings for large and small employers.

For more information on how a DPC membership can provide cost-effective chronic disease management, contact Healthcare2U, a nationwide, hybrid direct primary care organization.

Healthcare2U Introduces Nationwide Partner Program to Accelerate Direct Access to Affordable Primary Care

Strategic program gives partners the ability to bundle existing products with DPC solutions, delivering a comprehensive offering to help employers reduce healthcare expenses and expand employee benefits

March 9, 2021 (Austin, TX) Healthcare2U, a membership-based, hybrid direct primary care (DPC) organization, today announced the nationwide availability of their partner program. The program is designed to help insurance agencies and third-party administrators grow their footprint and expand benefit offerings for employer groups by packaging existing products with Healthcare2U’s DPC suite of integrated primary care services. With this comprehensive offering, employer groups can reduce healthcare expenses and expand employee benefits to motivate and retain their workforce.

“Our partners are an integral part of the Healthcare2U community, and we strive to always think of new and creative ways to help them innovate their offerings to better serve their clients,” said Healthcare2U CEO and Co-founder, Andy Bonner. “Healthcare2U is aiming to bridge the affordability gap and give access to quality primary care for every member nationwide regardless of location, size or structure. Working together with our partners moves us one step closer to this mission.”

Insurance agency and Third-Party Administrator (TPA) partners are able to white label DPC within their customized products to deliver well-rounded, comprehensive healthcare memberships and valuable indemnity options to meet client population needs as well as align with sales incentives. Partners can also combine insurance products such as Minimum Essential Coverage to satisfy ACA-compliance requirements. As a result, employers can attract, motivate and retain their employees with affordable healthcare—reducing presenteeism, absenteeism and the onset of serious illnesses, which drive the increase of future healthcare costs.

“As a national insurance organization, it’s essential to partner with like-minded organizations that offer consistent and affordable pricing across state lines,” says Carlo Mulvenna, Vice President of Pan-American Life Insurance Group. “In the COVID-19 era, it is imperative to provide timely access to primary care physicians across the nation; so, naturally, Healthcare2U’s concierge service is an invaluable benefit for our clients. Our partnership provides an innovative option of seamless integration of Healthcare2U into a client’s existing benefit plan. And their unique multi-tiered delivery of unlimited primary care gave our nationwide insurance plans an added advantage. This is seen as a real value to clients’ benefit plans.”

Healthcare2U’s nationwide DPCplus membership provides a comprehensive suite of hybrid primary care services for employers and organizations of all sizes and structures. DPC provides unlimited benefits such as in-office acute visits for primary care and urgent care, annual physicals, early-stage chronic disease management, and 24/7 virtual DPC.

By providing affordable and convenient access to primary care, members seek treatment before the onset of serious illnesses, reducing an employer’s exposure to shock claims down the road. In addition to providing accessible care, no claims are generated for any of Healthcare2U’s services – making the membership a cost-containment feature that shields employers’ insurance premiums from unnecessary claims.

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About Healthcare2U
Healthcare2U is a membership-based, hybrid direct primary care (DPC) organization that ensures employers of all sizes and structures have nationwide access to affordable, consistent, and quality primary care over 40% below the average cost of traditional DPC practices operating in the market today. Through our proprietary Private Physician Network (PPN)™, Healthcare2U promotes healthy living by detecting, treating, and managing acute and chronic conditions before the onset of serious illness. Healthcare2U is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and is available nationwide. For more information, visit www.healthc2u.com. Follow us on Twitter @Healthc2U and LinkedIn at Healthcare2U.

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Healthcare2U Gains Market Momentum with Demand for Hybrid Direct Primary Care Solutions

Integrated offering at a competitive price point accelerates company growth and customer adoption, proving direct primary care is top of mind during unstable healthcare conditions

February 4, 2021 (Austin, TX) – Healthcare2U, a membership-based, hybrid direct primary care (DPC) organization, today announced it has gained significant market momentum in the last 12 months with a 66% percent increase in member adoption of its comprehensive suite of hybrid direct primary care solutions. Small to large-size employer groups, unions, and associations across the U.S. have been the strongest adopters. Healthcare2U credits high health expenses, rising deductibles and premiums, and care fragmentation as key market drivers.

By being the first-to-market hybrid DPC organization delivering affordable access to high-quality primary care at a price point of 40% below the average cost of traditional independent DPC practices operating in the market today, Healthcare2U is redefining the approach to the long-standing burden of accessing and navigating primary care—the entry point to the healthcare system.

“We have seen a steady increase in direct primary care spending over the last year and expect it to continue beyond 2021 due to pressing initiatives such as healthcare reform and rising premiums,” said Healthcare2U CEO and Co-founder, Andy Bonner. “We are also seeing our solution becoming a key component to directly addressing healthcare barriers, which tells us we are relieving a pain point that has long been viewed as unsolvable. The fact we have experienced a large increase in membership is a powerful endorsement of our value proposition. We look forward to another exciting year of strong growth.”

Healthcare2U 2020 milestones include:

  • Launch of Healthcare2U’s Partnership Program that white labels our suite of hybrid primary care solutions to help employer groups, associations, and unions of all sizes lower expenses, reduce the financial impact of high deductibles and expensive out-of-pocket costs, and achieve better health outcomes for employees.
  • Inclusion of services in almost all business verticals such as associations, unions, independent school districts. Healthcare2U also continues to experience swift growth in the food and hospitality industry, which has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
  • Rapid partnership growth among third-party administrators, benefits brokers, insurance carriers, primary care physicians, and urgent care facilities across the U.S. established increased scalability to better reach and serve members regardless of location.
  • Industry coverage and recognitions in various industry publications including BenefitsPRO, Insurance News Net, and NAHU’s Benefits Specialist Magazine

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About Healthcare2U
Healthcare2U is a membership-based, hybrid direct primary care (DPC) organization that ensures employers of all sizes and structures have nationwide access to affordable, consistent, and quality primary care over 40% below the average cost of traditional DPC practices operating in the market today. Through our proprietary Private Physician Network (PPN)™, Healthcare2U promotes healthy living by detecting, treating, and managing acute and chronic conditions before the onset of serious illness. Healthcare2U is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and is available nationwide. For more information, visit www.healthc2u.com. Follow us on Twitter @Healthc2U and LinkedIn at Healthcare2U.

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Role of Direct Primary Care in Healthcare Equality [How Affordable and convenient care isn’t just a tagline]

It’s no secret that health and wealth are directly correlated. Studies show low-income adults are nearly five times more likely to report being in fair or poor health than adults with family incomes at, or above, 400 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). In 2020, the FPL for a family of four was $26,200. Low-income American adults also have higher rates of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and other chronic disorders than wealthier Americans. They are also more than three times as likely to have activity limitations due to chronic illness. Limited access to medical care, being uninsured or underinsured, financial barriers, and systemic biases are but a few of the reasons for the lack of healthcare equality in the U.S. Here we’ll examine how we got here as well as one affordable solution to the problem.

Lack of Access to Care

Most impoverished neighborhoods lack reliable access to high-quality healthcare. Big providers want to make big money, so they go to areas where they feel they have the best opportunity to make that happen.

Because of reduced access to care and reduced affordability, low-income patients are less likely to receive recommended healthcare services, such as cancer screenings, annual physicals, and immunizations. Many take for granted that these essential services could mean the difference between life and death for those in lower-income brackets.

High Deductibles

Even before a global pandemic, many businesses faced financial challenges that made it difficult, or nearly impossible, to offer health benefits. Many opted for high deductible health plans (HDHPs) that are cheaper to provide employees with but fail to cover essential healthcare costs to shield their bottom lines from constantly increasing premiums and health claims.

When offered, HDHPs are a popular option for low-income Americans because of their lower monthly premiums. However, when employees are offered a HDHP, they may not be able to afford the monthly premiums meaning they opt out of coverage. If employees can afford the premiums and enroll in the HDHP, the deductible is often unaffordable leading to healthcare avoidance and the lack of a primary care presence to provide essential medical guidance. In 2017, 40 percent of Americans with employer-sponsored health insurance had plans with deductibles over $1,500 for individuals or more than $3,000 for a family. With 50 percent of Americans reporting they have less than $400 on hand for emergencies, those numbers don’t add up.

The Solution

Uninsured populations often live within impoverished neighborhoods. With quality providers unwilling to service those neighborhoods or provide care at an affordable rate, what can be done to help Americans struggling to survive?

One answer may be simple. Direct Primary Care (DPC) is not new, but current events have made it an even more vital component of the American healthcare system. Doctors love DPC because they don’t have to conform to insurance mandates to limit appointment times or worry about intense billing practices. Being able to spend the time necessary to address a patient’s needs is critical to building a relationship of mutual respect and trust while providing proper care.

DPC is a Crowd Favorite

Considering that 80% of healthcare services people need annually can be addressed with a family physician,1 employers love Direct Primary Care’s (DPC) no-claims environment. Instead of paying monthly premiums and insurance claims after an employee receives primary care, their employees can enroll in a monthly DPC healthcare membership for a low monthly fee. With a nationwide DPC provider like Healthcare2U, employers with multiple locations can provide the same quality of primary care to employees across every state.

Employees love the convenience and affordability of direct primary care. Most DPC plans offer primary care visits, telemedicine, or virtual visits for little to no out-of-pocket costs. And because members can use a direct primary care membership in conjunction with HDHPs and other healthcare products, families get the coverage they need, starting with day-to-day care.

Benefits brokers are implementing DPC strategies for satisfied clients nationwide. If you’d like more information on how DPC can help end disparities in healthcare, contact Healthcare2U.

1 Andrew Bazemore, MD, MPH, Stephen Petterson, PhD, Lars E. Peterson, MD, PhD, Richard Bruno, MD, MPH, Yoonkyung Chung, PhD, Robert L. Phillips Jr, MD, MSPH, “Annals of Family Medicine: Higher Primary Care Physician Continuity is Associated With Lower Costs and Hospitalizations,” 2018, 493

Healthcare2U Partners with Bay Bridge Administrators to Provide Diverse Healthcare Options to Employer Groups, Nationwide

Partnership Provides Employer Groups of All Sizes Access to Affordable Healthcare Options that Deliver Robust Benefits to Employees While Reducing Healthcare Expenses

November 12, 2020 (Austin, TX) – Healthcare2U, the nation’s largest membership-based, hybrid direct primary care (DPC) organization, announces today their partnership with Bay Bridge Administrators (BBA) a full-service, nationally recognized, third party administrator. This partnership will further extend Healthcare2U’s Direct Primary Care services to brokers looking for nationwide healthcare solutions that provide real value to their clients and help combat the 5% premium increase expected for employer groups in 2021.1

Healthcare2U and BBA’s partnership has created two nationwide products, a small group bundle that provides unlimited primary medical care for employees of microbusinesses and a Minimum Essential Coverage plan with an optional Rx plan, that can service small to large employer groups. Each plan features Healthcare2U’s Direct Primary Care membership, providing a patient navigation department that educates employees on their DPC membership and available overlying coverage options. DPC benefits include unlimited access to primary medical care services such as acute care in the form of in-office visits for $10 per visit, urgent care visits for $25 per visit, and 24/7/365 bilingual Virtual DPC for $0 out of pocket cost to members. This DPC membership also includes an annual physical with four basic labs and provides unlimited access to board-certified family medicine physicians for the treatment and management of 13 prevalent chronic disease states for $10 a visit.

Nationally, healthcare strategies for 2021 include placing more focus on primary care initiatives and aligning healthcare options with workforce strategy2. By providing unlimited virtual and in-person primary care to employees nationwide, employers can attract and maintain their workforce, whether it is a local office or a nation-wide operation. By keeping costs low and keeping healthcare affordable and convenient through direct primary care (DPC), employers encourage their employees to access benefits before health concerns become serious and result in missed work or shock claims down the road.

“Events in 2020 upended the nation’s healthcare system and economy. Employers are struggling to prepare for 2021 knowing that health insurance premiums will rise and they will have to shift more health expenses to employees,3 increasing deductibles and healthcare avoidance,” says Andy Bonner, CEO and founder of Healthcare2U. “It’s time for employers to strategize the delivery of healthcare to their workforce. We are proud to partner with Bay Bridge Administrators to offer products that include nationwide unlimited primary care for employers of all sizes. For example, by combining our specialties we take an ACA compliance play and create something that brings healthcare equality to employees who need it most.”

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Healthcare2U is a membership-based, integrated direct primary care (DPC) organization that ensures employers of all sizes and structures have nationwide access to affordable, consistent, and quality primary care over 40% below the average cost of traditional DPC practices operating in the market today. Through our proprietary Private Physician Network (PPN)™, Healthcare2U promotes healthy living by detecting, treating, and managing acute and chronic conditions before the onset of serious illness. Healthcare2U is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and is available nationwide. For more information, visit www.healthc2u.com.

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2. SHRM – https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/benefits/pages/employers-project-health-plan-cost-rise-for-2021.aspx
3. SHRM – https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/hr-topics/benefits/Pages/moderate-cost-increases-projected-for-health-benefits-in-2021.aspx

Direct Primary Care (DPC) Keeps Families Healthy at Minimal Cost

The misconception among many is that one can’t have access to quality primary care unless he has insurance. However, in the age of direct primary care, that no longer has to be the case.

DPC Keeps Families Healthy at Minimal Cost

You’ve been given the opportunity to enroll in a Healthcare2U direct primary care (or DPC) membership. This exciting healthcare membership was designed with you and your family in mind. DPC prioritizes affordable and convenient access to primary medical care – because staying healthy and saving money don’t have to be mutually exclusive. In this short video, you’ll learn how direct primary care can help you and your loved ones stay healthy, affordably.

Primary Care is the Foundation for Health

Most people don’t know the complexities of their own health and wellness. Often people ignore warning signs in their bodies until something drastic happens, at which point they rush to the emergency room or urgent care. The problem with treating the E.R. like primary care is skyrocketing costs—even if you have health insurance. Without health insurance, medical bills can quickly overwhelm anyone.

Having a primary care physician helps you get effective care by helping you take a proactive approach to your health. For that reason, direct primary care has come to the forefront because it provides affordable access to disease prevention, chronic disease management, and 21st-century convenience for a generation that never slows down.

Do You Know Your Vital Stats?

Primary care physicians screen for many things: including obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. They also review immunization records and help keep patients and their families up to date with shots and other preventative measures.

Studies show people who utilize primary care have better health outcomes, including lower rates of all causes of mortality. Researchers found a noticeably lower mortality rate from heart disease, cancer, stroke, infant mortality, low birth weight, and poor self-reported health in areas where people sought attention from primary care physicians.

Building an ongoing relationship with a primary care physician and their team empowers you to take control of your health. Think of it as having a support system that provides a wealth of knowledge you couldn’t acquire on your own. It eases fears or unfamiliarity that might prevent some from getting the lifesaving care they need.

Having someone as an advocate, to tell you when something with your health is not quite right, or to advise you to seek a specialist can prevent illnesses from developing or worsening. In the event of being referred to a specialist, this knowledge and familiarity help personalize your care and save time that may have previously been spent explaining medical history.

Managing Chronic Diseases Affordably 

A primary care provider is responsible for screening all major health-related conditions. If you already have a chronic condition, your primary care doctor helps manage it and improve your quality of life. Unfortunately, some health plans don’t accept people with preexisting conditions, but Healthcare2U’s DPC plans do.

People with preexisting conditions are the ones who need care the most; and direct primary care makes it easy to afford quality healthcare to keep diseases from escalating. This is just one of many reasons DPC memberships have become so vital.

DPC memberships accept people with preexisting conditions within manageable ranges and make controlling those diseases much more affordable. With Healthcare2U’s DPC plan, we detect, treat, and manage diseases before they become serious. Our members receive unlimited treatment and management of 13 chronic disease states for a $10 visit fee. With this membership, people who desperately need care can finally get it.

DPC Provides the Convenience You Want

Even before social distancing due to coronavirus, Millennials were leading the charge toward technology-driven healthcare. The ability to see a doctor without missing work or school is a game-changer.

As part of a direct primary care membership, telemedicine or virtual care is available to members 24/7/365 at no out-of-pocket cost. Imagine receiving care or requesting a prescription from your home or office, whenever you need to. The convenience and affordability this aspect of DPC provides is greatly appreciated by people who are busy but still value quality healthcare.

DPC Makes Healthcare Affordable

The misconception among many is that one can’t have access to quality primary care unless he has insurance. However, in the age of direct primary care, that no longer has to be the case.

A monthly DPC membership provides affordable and convenient access to excellent primary medical care, wellness, and chronic disease management for a low monthly fee. DPC has become extremely important in recent years for those who don’t have health insurance and even those who do. High deductible health plans require patients to pay high copays and deductibles for care, which puts routine healthcare out of reach for some.

The Future of Primary Care [ How the Primary Care Landscape is Adapting to a Mobile Workforce ]

Innovation and technology promote a mobile workforce. With employees being significant consumers of technology outside the office and at home, it only makes sense that they’d want to incorporate inventive solutions and technology into their healthcare.

There’s a reason annual investments in the digital health industry have increased from $1 billion in 2010 to nearly $14 billion in 2019. As mobile workers increasingly demand affordability and accessibility, employers and primary care providers must pivot to provide the flexibility the current generation demands. Let’s explore the basics of how a mobile workforce can effectively manage their healthcare through direct primary care (DPC).

Healthcare on the Move

Whether you work from home, travel to work locally, or commute from state to state, having the right type of healthcare is immensely important. For example, many risks come with being a truck driver, but many drivers do not have enough healthcare access for their specific needs. And while some trucking companies offer healthcare for their employees, access is often limited to a particular geographic area or time frame. Suppose you’re dealing with traditional healthcare options like insurance. In that case, out-of-network claims can be costly for the employee and employer, and scheduling can be nearly impossible for an employee who is always on the move.

It’s been well established that primary care is the foundation of good health. The role of a primary care provider (PCP) is to treat conditions before they escalate into worse disease states and to keep a baseline of an individual’s health data. Ideally, your PCP helps you stay healthy by providing physicals, screenings, and watching for trends that could indicate serious conditions in the future. But how do you experience the advantages of primary care when you’re always on the go?

Primary Care “To-Go”

Employers and mobile workers are taking notice of direct primary care more than ever. Unfortunately, traditional DPC practices are regionally based and may not provide a complete solution for a national or mobile workforce. That is where Healthcare2U comes in. As a nationwide, hybrid DPC organization, Healthcare2U has progressed the model’s benefits and removed its limitations. Because of their national footprint, geographical barriers to primary care are no longer a factor. When you have a nationwide DPC organization, employees can get the care they need at any time, any place. Because of their innovation, it’s no surprise that Healthcare2U has emerged as a nationwide solution for mobile workers in a wide range of industries. Employees like being able to schedule an appointment with a provider in any state and have their health data stored in one central repository to be accessed no matter where they are.

Another aspect of DPC that the mobile workforce enjoys is unlimited telehealth. The technology to visit with a doctor online or by phone has been available for many years. Still, recent world events have brought this modern way of consuming healthcare to the forefront. From 2013 to 2020, the number of telehealth visits in the U.S. has grown from an estimated 22 million visits to 60 million.

Stay on the Cutting Edge

Employee turnover eats away profits. To keep a mobile workforce happy, employers must offer alternatives to the status quo that are both economical and convenient. Direct primary care checks both of those boxes. For more information on a nationwide DPC solution, contact Healthcare2U.