National Labor & Trust Growth Forum was held in February for our Labor & Trust associates and internal partners
Our 2017 annual national labor and trust growth forum was held in April this year. A major focus was to help our associates and partners grow our skills and knowledge so they continue offering best service to our clients. The insurance market is changing and we want to make sure that our team has the right knowledge set to help funds lower cost of care. Some of the notable trends we discussed that are worth watching:
- Integration of medical with vision, dental, disability and pharmacy—Good health happens when care is connected. Our medical and pharmacy benefits work together to help members manage chronic conditions, take medicine correctly and get more involved in their own care. To learn more, please see this infographic. [link to Did you know infographic combining specialty and medical)
- New technologies such as telemedicine visits with the doctor—LiveHealth Online typical televisit costs $49, where an urgent care clinic may charge $150 and an emergency room visit can cost close to $1,000.As noted by Politico, by investing in a telemedicine plan, the fund could expect a 3-4 percent ROI. Comparing those potential savings in reimbursement and reduced member sick leave ensures a stronger bottom line.
It became a tradition for us to finish our forum with a noble cause to help make a difference in the lives of children. In conjunction with Lions Club International Foundation and Blessings in a Backpack, 50 Anthem volunteers packaged 3,000 pounds of food which will be provided to 150 children at a local Boys & Girls Club.
Anthem believes that giving back to the community is not only a privilege; it's a responsibility. Year-round Anthem associates generously donate their time to support community organizations that are providing critical services to people in need, like Blessings in a Backpack, which provides food on the weekends for elementary school children across America who might otherwise go hungry.