Will Direct Primary Care Be 2020’s Health Care Darling?

Article: Will Direct Primary Care Be 2020’s Health Care Darling?
Publication: InsuranceNewsNet Magazine
AuthorAndy Bonner

The portrait of the American healthcare system isn’t pretty. The Commonwealth Fund reported in November that health insurance costs and deductible costs have been growing faster than the median income in all states over the past decade, meaning many working families are spending more of their income on healthcare.

Employers and employees are struggling to keep up with a system that was never created with their best interests in mind. Tired of being fleeced for care, people are desperate for affordable alternatives, and employers are looking to their benefits advisors for creative solutions to keep their workforce content. Read the full article at issuu.com.

 

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 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.

Healthcare2U Announces the Nationwide Availability of New Direct Primary Care Program Geared for Individuals Affected by COVID-19 Crisis

MyDPCplus is a nationwide, monthly healthcare membership created to address the furloughed, part-time and laid-off employees of America, by providing access to unlimited primary care services including urgent care, 24/7 Virtual DPC and chronic disease management

April 6, 2020 (Austin, TX) – Today Healthcare2U, a membership-based, integrated direct primary care (DPC) organization, released an individual product to address the furloughed, part-time and laid-off employees of America in the form of a monthly healthcare membership. With indications that the US unemployment rate could rise to 13 percent in April¹, Healthcare2U is working to quell employee fears of going without access to healthcare by delivering their Direct Primary Care membership to individuals on a national scale.

The desire to assist those affected by COVID-19’s economic toll prompted Healthcare2U to create their first individual monthly membership, My Direct Primary Care Plus (MyDPCplus). MyDPCplus is built around a hybrid-DPC payment model and provides a comprehensive suite of unlimited primary care benefits. Like DPC, the plan is not insurance, but rather a healthcare membership available for a flat monthly fee. Benefits include unlimited services such as in-office physician visits for primary and urgent care, 24/7 Virtual DPC/telehealth consultations, and the treatment of 13 chronic disease states such as diabetes, asthma, and hypertension – within management ranges.

In this initiative, Healthcare2U has partnered with Zevo Benefits to provide the MyDPCplus monthly membership to individuals across the nation. Zevo Benefits offers a complete and agile enrollment platform that offers a simple and straightforward user experience, allowing individuals a painless enrollment into MyDPCplus via monthly ACH withdraw or credit card.

And while we can’t provide hospitalization or take away the stress of this moment in history, I can do my part to provide access to primary care for everyone who needs it.
– Andy Bonner

“Healthcare2U understands those Americans who have lost their jobs are dealing with the anxiety of possibly losing their health insurance. And while we can’t provide hospitalization or take away the stress of this moment in history, I can do my part to provide access to primary care for everyone who needs it,” said Andy Bonner, CEO of Healthcare2U. “Whether these individuals are gig workers, recently unemployed, or working for employers who can no longer provide benefits – they need access to affordable primary care. Healthcare2U is proud to partner with Zevo Benefits so we can offer this essential membership to individuals, nationwide.”

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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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Direct, Virtual, Telehealth: A 360 View of Three Primary Healthcare Alternatives for 2020

Article: Direct, Virtual, Telehealth: A 360 View of Three Primary Healthcare Alternatives for 2020

Publication: America’s Benefit Specialist Magazine

Author: Andy Bonner

With accessibility and convenience waning in traditional healthcare, three primary care alternatives have entered the picture: direct primary care, telehealth, and virtual care. These three solutions were born out of a need to make the doctor-patient relationship more effective and efficient. In the process, they’ve created impressive returns for employers as well.

At face value, direct primary care, telehealth, and virtual care may seem interchangeable or redundant – but they aren’t. They’re more like three walls of a triangle: each one strengthening the other. They’re powering the future of healthcare while driving down costs in surprising ways.

Read the full article at BenefitsSpecialistMagazine.com

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3 challenges facing benefits brokers in 2020

A new age is dawning for health benefits

Publication: BenefitsPro
AuthorAndy Bonner

There’s a great deal of business buzz around getting more “focused” in 2020. The reality is that, for benefits brokers, it’s not just a snappy catchphrase. Focusing your services and providing clarity within the increasingly murky waters of health benefits will be critical for your business’ survival. Only those who are willing to get creative, be change-makers, and meet employee’s needs will come out ahead. Read the full article at BenefitsPro.com

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Andy Bonner Nominated for the Austin Business Journal’s Best CEO Award

Leading Healthcare2U in an exponential year of growth, Mr. Bonner is recognized for having a strong track record of innovation and outstanding performance

October 1, 2019 (Austin, TX) – Healthcare2U, a membership-based, integrated direct primary care (DPC) organization, today announced CEO and Co-Founder Andy Bonner has been nominated for the Austin Business Journal’s 2019 Best CEO Award for his significant leadership accomplishments within the last year, and a strong record of innovation in advancing the next wave of healthcare. Winners will be announced at a private event held on October 3, 2019.

Mr. Bonner spent the past year traveling across the nation, educating employer groups and benefit brokers on how to redefine the delivery of primary care through his rapidly emerging DPC company, Healthcare2U. By rejecting the status quo of healthcare, Mr. Bonner is challenging the traditional ways it is purchased, consumed and delivered. With continued exponential growth, innovative proprietary technology and clear competitive differentiation, Healthcare2U is poised to shake an industry that is ripe for change.

“I’ve strived to make a difference in the healthcare industry by looking at the problem through different-colored glasses. Leading up to the creation of Healthcare2U, I spent my career solving critical business problems for some of the country’s most respected brands and Fortune 500 companies. Since I’m not from the insurance world, I was able to see where my personal misdiagnosis and healthcare point of entry issues originated and, ultimately, how Healthcare2U could solve these problems for others,” said Mr. Bonner. “My driving force is my passion to help others avoid a healthcare story similar to my own. By keeping Healthcare2U’s prices low and allowing convenient access to care, we are committed to providing the most affordable care to our members nationwide.”

For the 2019 Best CEO Awards, 90 CEO’s were nominated in the following categories based on the organization’s size: Small Company CEO (revenue under $10 million), Medium Company CEO (revenue $10 to $50 million), Large Company CEO (revenue over $50 million), Non-Profit CEO, and Market Leader (a new category dedicated to honoring local market leaders). Eligibility requirements are outlined here. To view the list of finalists, visit the Austin Business Journal website.

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About Healthcare2U
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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DPC Brings Non-Benefited Employees into the Fold


Article: DPC Brings Non-Benefited Employees into the Fold
Publication: BenefitsPro
Author: Andy Bonner

Dear brokers: You’re ignoring a huge segment of non-benefited employees during open enrollment and, in the process, you’re leaving thousands of revenue dollars for yourself on the table. Direct primary care has become a key enrollment strategy to fill the non-benefited gap. If you’re new to the conversation, the good news is that direct primary care is an easy sell. Employees need it to fill their gaps in coverage, and employers are surprised at how affordable it is.

Read the full article at BenefitsPro.com

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Healthcare2U Announces Nationwide Availability of DPCplus, Their New Direct Primary Care Suite

September 17, 2019 (Austin, TX) – Healthcare2U, a membership-based, integrated direct primary care (DPC) organization, today announced the nationwide availability of DPCplus, a new comprehensive suite of integrated primary care services for employers of all sizes and structures needing to keep expenses low and achieve better health outcomes for employees. DPCplus is not insurance, but rather a monthly healthcare membership consisting of a low flat fee and fixed visit fees for unlimited in-office physician visits and treatments for primary care, urgent care, chronic management, telehealth, and various discounts from generic prescriptions to lab work to fitness/gym memberships.

Healthcare2U is the first-to-market direct primary care organization delivering consistent care and pricing, with affordable access to high-quality primary care at a price point of 40% below the average cost of traditional DPC practices operating in the market today.
“Healthcare2U has aggregated multiple partners to bring integrated healthcare to its members through fixed costs and nationwide availability. With the addition of DPCplus, we’re removing the geographical confines of traditional DPC to help benefit brokers better service employer groups by expanding their reach. Our integrated solution opens the door for everyone to have access to affordable, high-quality primary and urgent care no matter where they reside in the country,” said Healthcare2U CEO and Co-founder, Andy Bonner. “DPCplus is a game-changer for the market that delivers integrated healthcare previously only available on the local or regional level—at a price they can afford.”

DPCplus removes healthcare accessibility barriers with nationwide reach delivering consistent, affordable, high-quality primary care to keep employer expenses low while diminishing the financial impact of high deductibles and expensive out-of-pocket costs

DPCplus is a single solution built around a proprietary patient navigation platform coupled with a nationwide, Private Physician Network (PPN)™ that utilizes an integrated benefit model to 1) overcome affordability and restriction shortcomings of modern-day healthcare, and 2) to address long-standing accessibility barriers to managing preventative care, chronic conditions, and all health problems in a timely fashion before emergencies arise. DPCplus provides:

Affordability: No-claims membership coupled with aligned patient/physician incentives drive affordability—enabling employers to offer lower care costs, empower employee health and deliver better patient experiences.

Accessibility: Unlimited accessibility to network physicians during business hours, 24/7 access to telehealth specialists, and primary, chronic and urgent treatment from anywhere—reducing patient avoidance and giving peace of mind.

Transparency: Upfront fixed pricing and detailed supporting information gives the transparency to empower patients to make smart, budgeted healthcare decisions—preventing post-visit surprise charges or opaque payment responsibilities.

Mobility: Nationwide footprint drives primary care mobility to better service members regardless of location while transferring medical records between network physicians for every visit—eliminating care fragmentation and chances for misdiagnosis.

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DPCplus provides unlimited, in-office appointments for acute care at $10 per visit and $25 for urgent care, and around-the-clock telehealth for no out-of-pocket cost. For the same $10 visit fee, members receive unlimited access to chronic disease management for 13 of the most prevalent diseases. Physicians within Healthcare2U partner clinics also practice generic-first protocols to reduce pharmaceutical costs for employers and employees.

“With costs for employee health benefits expected to rise in 2020, more individuals are having to purchase High Deductible Health Plans consisting of narrow networks that limit acute care accessibility and inflate out-of-pocket costs. With Healthcare2U’s new integrated DPC solution, we can now offer an all-inclusive suite of primary care services with an extensive network of providers and urgent care facilities at a significantly lower price point,” said Frank Crivello, president, and CEO of SBMA, a third-party administrator based in San Diego. “Healthcare2U is leveling-up the playing field, and we anticipate a strong response from our clients knowing we can further support them whether they are remote, traveling or dispersed across the country.”

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About Healthcare2U
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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Healthcare2U Answers Phoenix Employer Demands for Affordable and Bilingual Direct Primary Care

Healthcare2U’s No-Claims Healthcare™ Offers CostContainment Strategies for Primary Care and Chronic Diseases

November 20, 2018 – Tempe, AZ  In 2016 the Phoenix area was listed among the top five largest metro areas in the United States with the most air pollution, placing the 4.6 million residents at a higher risk of various respiratory diseases like chronic asthma and COPD. Because of the effect these environmental factors have on the population and the on-going claims associated, employers are looking for alternatives for absenteeism and expensive emergency room visits. In response to this demand, Healthcare2U is announcing its first clinic expansion into the Phoenix, Arizona area.   

“Direct Primary Care through Healthcare2U treats a member’s acute illnesses, provides preventative care and, maybe most importantly, can detect and manage 13 prevalent chronic diseases including asthma and COPD,” says Dr.  John Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U. “By providing affordable and easily-accessible care, our Direct Primary Care membership contains employer and member costs on unnecessary emergency room and urgent care visits. By encouraging a relationship between members and our physicians, Healthcare2U shifts expenses from an employer’s health insurance to our membership, resulting in lower premiums and better quality of care.” 

Through their integrated Direct Primary Care network, Healthcare2U delivers its membership-based healthcare to employers in the Phoenix area and across the nation. Within these clinics, Healthcare2U provides same or next-day doctor appointments for acute issues at $10 a visit and around-the-clock bilingual telehealth for $0 out-of-pocket cost. In addition to unlimited same-day/next-day acute visits, Healthcare2U physician partners agree to treat 13 of the most prevalent chronic disease states for the same $10 visit fee. Healthcare2U physician partners also agree to practice generic-first protocols to reduce pharmaceutical costs for employers and their employees. 

“Healthcare2U’s Direct Primary Care membership provides cost-containment strategies for employers, reducing the financial burden of healthcare while supporting healthier and more productive employees,” says Andy Bonner, CEO of Healthcare2U. “We are expanding quickly across the nation due to a need for affordable healthcare that emphasizes the relationship between physician and patient. We’re dedicated to our member’s healthcare experience and are excited to introduce Healthcare2U’s membership and solutions to employers in the greater Phoenix area.” 

 

About Healthcare2U
Healthcare2U, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leader in delivering Direct Primary Care, wellness and chronic disease management to employers of all sizes. Through a network of more than 240 partner clinics across the nation, Healthcare2U is breaking down barriers to convenient access to quality medical care. The company is focused on promoting healthy living while preventing disease. Healthcare2U is redefining how healthcare is delivered to improve the overall consumer medical experience while holding the line on employer costs. For a complete list of clinics, see https://healthc2u.com/locations/. For more information, visit www.healthc2u.com. 

 

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Courtney Babin, Healthcare2U
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Healthcare2U Enters Miami Area, Introducing Integrated Direct Primary Care to Employers of All Sizes

As Miami Employers Look for Affordable Alternatives to Traditional Insurance, Healthcare2U Introduces Their No-Claims Healthcare™ Model to the Area 

November 13, 2018 – Miami, FL – As the 2019 Open Enrollment Period continues across the nation, Healthcare2U No-Claims Healthcare™ is expanding its nationwide integrated Direct Primary Care clinic network to reach employers in Miami looking for affordable alternatives to traditional health insurance. Through Healthcare2U’s partner clinics, employers are offered multiple healthcare options including unlimited Direct Primary Care and comprehensive health plans constructed to satisfy the ACA Employer Mandates.  

“Healthcare2U is not only a health advocate for our members, but we also support the employer. By directing members away from an employer’s health insurance plan and towards unlimited telehealth or an in-office visit through a Healthcare2U partner-physician clinic, we can contain employer costs dramatically,” says Andy Bonner, CEO of Healthcare2U. “By allowing Healthcare2U to be the first point-of-contact when a member becomes ill, we are able to navigate members through their healthcare options. Through Healthcare2U no claims are submitted against the employer’s insurance plan.” 

Affordable and convenient access to the entry point of healthcare is the mission behind Healthcare2U’s expansion across the nation. With more than 240 partner clinics across 26 states, Healthcare2U provides same or next-day doctor appointments for acute issues at $10 a visit and around-the-clock telehealth for $0 out-of-pocket cost. In addition to unlimited same-day/next-day acute visits, Healthcare2U physician partners agree to treat 13 of the most prevalent chronic disease states for the same $10 visit fee. Healthcare2U physician partners also agree to practice generic-first protocols to reduce pharmaceutical costs for employers and their employees. 

While this clinic addition is the first in Miami, it is the sixth partner clinic in Healthcare2U’s expansion into Florida.  

 

About Healthcare2U  

Healthcare2U, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leader in delivering Direct Primary Care, wellness and chronic disease management to employers of all sizes. Through a network of more than 240 partner clinics across the nation, Healthcare2U is breaking down barriers to convenient access to quality medical care. The company is focused on promoting healthy living while preventing disease. Healthcare2U is redefining how healthcare is delivered to improve the overall consumer medical experience while holding the line on employer costs. For a complete list of clinics, see https://healthc2u.com/locations/. For more information, visit www.healthc2u.com. 

 

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Healthcare2U Enters Iowa As Employers Seek Alternative Solutions to Steep Health Premium Increases

No-Claims Healthcare™ Offers Employers Financial Relief from Rising Insurance Costs

October 25, 2018 – Des Moines, IA – As Iowa’s insurance agents look for creative alternatives to steep premium increases, Healthcare2U announces the arrival of their first Direct Primary Care clinic in West Des Moines. Over the last year, Iowa has experienced an increase in employer health-benefit premiums by 8.4 percent. Considering these employers provide health insurance to more than half of all Iowans, there is a strong demand for affordable solutions that will provide affordable care while containing employer healthcare expenses.

“Direct Primary Care is a membership that, by nature, contains healthcare costs by deferring primary care from an employer’s insurance plan,” says Andy Bonner, CEO of Healthcare2U. “The Healthcare2U Direct Primary care difference is that our membership is available to employees for primary care, acute illnesses, and chronic disease management – dramatically decreasing the number of insurance claims on an employer’s health plan.”

Healthcare2U delivers its membership-based Direct Primary Care on a national scale through its proprietary Private Physician Network™ (PPN). Within these clinics, Healthcare2U provides same or next-day doctor appointments for acute issues at $10 a visit and around-the-clock telehealth for $0 out-of-pocket cost. In addition to unlimited same or next-day acute visits, Healthcare2U physician partners agree to treat 13 of the most prevalent chronic disease states for the same $10 visit fee. Healthcare2U physician partners also agree to practice generic-first protocols to reduce pharmaceutical costs for employers and their employees.

“Healthcare2U’s Direct Primary Care membership is effective in lowering healthcare costs because it increases physician-patient communication to effectively manage chronic diseases, decreasing employee’s utilization of their insurance plans,” says Dr. John Rodriguez, Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U. “With Healthcare2U’s membership, patients have affordable and convenient access to, not only the entry point of healthcare, but also the treatment and management of 13 chronic disease states – including hypertension, blood pressure, and congestive heart failure (CHF).”

While Healthcare2U’s West Des Moines clinic is the first in the state of Iowa, Healthcare2U has a nationwide Private Physician Network™ that spans 26 states with more than 240 clinics.

 

About Healthcare2U
Healthcare2U, headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a leader in delivering direct primary care, wellness, and chronic disease management to employers of all sizes. Through a network of more than 240 partner clinics across the nation, Healthcare2U is breaking down barriers to convenient access to quality medical care. The company is focused on promoting healthy living while preventing disease. Healthcare2U is redefining how healthcare is delivered to improve the overall consumer medical experience while holding the line on employer costs. For a complete list of clinics, see https://healthc2u.com/locations/. For more information, visit healthc2u.com.

 

Media Contact:

Courtney Babin, Healthcare2U
Courtney@healthc2u.com
512-900-8900 x 114