A Partnership with Healthcare2U Provides City Staff with Direct Primary Care Membership
AUSTIN, TX. May 4, 2023 – City of Trenton employees are now benefiting from an enhanced healthcare plan. The plan provides a Direct Primary Care (DPC) Membership to city staff and aims to ensure that a visit to a doctor is affordable and accessible. Following a statewide increase in health premiums for state employees, Trenton sought options to ensure those costs remained low. As a result, they opted for a self-funded insurance plan through Aetna that included Healthcare2U’s DPC Membership. This move is expected to save the city $4.3 million annually.
The added Healthcare2U DPC Membership gives employees an excellent option for affordable access to physicians and internists. With an out-of-pocket cost of $0 for virtual primary care, $10 for an in-office acute consultation, and $25 for urgent care, the city believes this encourages employees to maintain a regular check-up routine while reducing overall claims costs.
“Our direct primary care model is the only one of its kind in the nation. We are in all 50 states and thanks to the brokers who see us as a valuable addition to their portfolio, we are quickly expanding throughout New Jersey,” said Andy Bonner, CEO of Healthcare2U. “Our team works with members to facilitate timely and frequent access to medical care that can be essential to the early detection of a serious condition.”
“We’re fortunate to be partnering with Healthcare2U for city staff with a direct primary care membership, which helps to ensure that all of our city employees can access timely, affordable, and essential health services,” said Mayor Reed Gusciora. “We are projected to save millions of dollars through our new insurance policy and we’re so grateful to all of our partners for helping to make this a reality.”
DPC is not meant to be a substitute for major medical insurance, but it does have its advantages. The low cost of an office visit with DPC is meant to prompt individuals to see a doctor more often and avoid developing a serious complication with an unaddressed or undiagnosed issue. In addition to acute and urgent care visits, the plan offers:
- Unlimited access to bilingual licensed medical providers online or by phone, 24/7/365 for minor illnesses and injuries at $0 out-of-pocket cost to members
- Annual physical with four labs: complete metabolic panel (CMP), complete blood count (CBC), thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), and lipid panel
- Unlimited chronic disease management for 13 prevalent chronic disease states within manageable ranges.
Healthcare2U partners with third-party administrators, carriers, and brokers to provide their clients with the DPC Membership as a non-insurance alternative. These partnerships also allow Healthcare2U the unique opportunity to embed its services into valuable solutions that are available for wide distribution in the marketplaces.
Membership with the City of Trenton is established through Healthcare2U’s partnership with Fairview Insurance.
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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.
About Fairview Insurance:
Fairview Insurance is a full-service insurance agency based in Verona and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Working on behalf of individuals, companies, and public entities, we provide customized insurance plans, employee benefits, and financial planning services. Our longevity and depth of experience have fostered a solid reputation for friendly, personal service that forms the core of our success.