January 2021 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

Happy New Year! Here at HCCUA, our goal is to improve services, keep our members happy and up to date with products we offer, plus have a better understanding of the quality of benefits available as a member.

One benefit we have worked to improve is Telemedicine Services (also known as Interactive MD). You may catch the common cold, flu, COVID-19, experience unexpected allergy/ sinus problems or even common health concerns. Telemedicine is ideal for when your Primary Care Physician is not available after normal business hours, nights and weekend, when traveling and need medical advice, for requesting basic prescriptions/ refill and for non-emergency medical issues and questions.

InteractiveMD has introduced several new features that will help HCCUA members live a happier, healthier life. First and foremost, InteractiveMD has partnered with Teladoc to provide members with access to the latest telemedicine technology. This includes being able to schedule a consultation, and visit with a doctor, right from your Apple or Android smartphone. Medical consultations can provide you with a thorough assessment and possible diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of common medical conditions from a licensed physician by video conference or phone. If you have been a member for a while, but have yet to use InteractiveMD, the question is… why not?

To download the telemedicine app, just go to the Apple or Android App/ Play Store and search for “Teladoc”. Once you have entered the necessary information into the app (to help safeguard your privacy and make for a more effective visit), you’ll see the InteractiveMD logo and you’ll be on your way to a healthier you!  Please note: Due to state restrictions, InteractiveMD can no longer offer no-cost consultations. Each consultation will cost $45, which is far less than the cost of a typical doctor’s office visit.

Telemedicine is only one of our many benefits at your disposal as an HCCUA member. We would appreciate feedback from our members on which benefits you use and like the most, along with any suggestions to improve our services. With that being said, visit our site hccua.org, log in, look over all the benefits available to help you save money and excel at being the best YOU, you can be!

Another amazing service we offer is Prescription Assistance. Get your meds right to your front door! Attached to our e-Newsletter you will find a full article on how to get started and save money on your daily prescriptions.

In addition, you can make your life easier by using this easy recipe we found on Deelish.com. Never boil pasta again with Crock-pot Spaghetti!!! A way to cook dinner while you are busy with your day by using a slow cooker. Throw in all the necessary ingredients before leaving the house, get home and enjoy a hot, healthy meal!


Kristine Eckardt, Director of Member Communications

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