September 2019 Newsletter

Dear HCCUA Members:

The goal at HCCUA is to improve services, keep our members 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 InteractiveMD.  If you catch a cold or the flu, pink eye, sinus conditions, heartburn or a number of common conditions, Telemedicine is ideal for when your Primary Care Physician is not available. This includes after normal business hours, nights and weekends, when traveling, requesting basic prescriptions or any condition that does not require an “in person visit”.

InteractiveMD has introduced several new features that will help HCCUA members. 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… What are you waiting for?

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!  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. Please visit HCCUA’s website at hccua.org for more information on InteractiveMD. It will be found under the benefits link. 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 website and look over all the benefits at your disposal to help you save money.

With school back in session, we have included in your monthly eNewsletter an article on Ideas for Packing Healthy Snacks and Lunches for your Children to assist you during this school year and to help show your children how important it is to eat healthy meals. In addition, you can make your life easier by using this easy recipe we found on Deelish.com. using a slow cooker. Throw in all the necessary ingredients before leaving the house, get home and enjoy a hot, healthy meal, allowing you more time to spend with your family, helping with homework or things that need to get done around the house. Voila!

Sincerely,

Kristine Eckardt, Director of Member Communications


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