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Interprofessional Healthcare: Do Your Clients Have Access to the Quality Care They Need?

In celebration of April as National Interprofessional Health Care Month, we’re taking a look at health promotion and access to collaborative healthcare.

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Sources:

1 National Academies of Practice. “National Interprofessional Health Care Month Proclamation”

2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Heart Disease Facts”

3 National Cancer Statistics. “Cancer Statistics.”

4 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Overweight and Obesity Statistics”

5 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Chronic Disease Overview”

6 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. “Facts and Statistics: Nutrition”

7 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Prevalence of Obesity Among Adults and Youth: United States, 2011-2014.”

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Obamacare Enrollment Cuts and the Implications for Short-Term Medical

Recently approved Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) regulations are set to have significant effects on upcoming health insurance enrollment periods.

“Consumers who miss the normal enrollment period will face a longer lock-out period from Obamacare in 2018 as well as a harder time obtaining permission to enroll late on a government exchange,” according to marketwired.com.

In addition, “The new regulation cuts the length of the next Obamacare annual enrollment period in half and makes it more difficult to obtain a special enrollment period. The annual enrollment period for 2018 Affordable Care Act plans will begin Nov. 1, 2017, and end only six weeks later on Dec. 15,” says Marketwired.

But, there is an upside for those vested in the short-term health insurance industry.

“As a consequence, short-term health insurance’s year-round availability for major medical benefits will take on an even greater value within the private health insurance market,” reads the article.

Visit agilehealthinsurance.com to learn more about short-term health insurance and its extended availability throughout the upcoming year.

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HIIQ Sponsors Avila Charity Tennis Tournament

As part of our ongoing efforts to support those in need, Health Insurance Innovations was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Avila Charity Tennis Tournament, which took place March 31 – April 2, 2017 at the Avila Golf and Country Club in Tampa.

This year’s tournament benefitted Starting Right, Now, a local nonprofit working to end youth homelessness by providing one-on-one mentoring and a stable home, helping youth to obtain employment, teaching financial literacy/life skills and promoting educational achievement.

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April is National Interprofessional Health Care Month: Promote Your Clients’ Health and Well-Being

April and the season of spring cleaning are upon us, creating an ideal time to celebrate the overall well-being of society’s healthcare and promotion. The National Academies of Practice has declared April to be National Interprofessional Health Care Month to celebrate just that as well as the team of interprofessionals who provide such care.

According to the NAP, quality healthcare:

  • Is in the public’s interest for maintenance of independence, productivity, happiness
  • Is provided collaboratively by professionals of multiple disciplines dependent upon the health needs of the public at large in an interprofessional team model of service
  • Begins with health promotion, wellness, and the prevention of the very diseases and health problems that require treatment from various healthcare professionals
  • Benefits from the diverse knowledge and skills of a range of health care professionals

What are you offering your clients to help them maintain access to quality healthcare?

Many short-term medical and limited medical coverage options can provide your clients’ access to:
  • Preventive care and routine doctor visits
  • Choice of providers and facilities
  • Emergency care
  • Inpatient and outpatient surgery and hospital care
  • Coverage that is widely accepted by providers and facilities across the nation
  • Low rates for in-network healthcare
  • Little to no waiting period for accidents and emergency care
  • Relatively inexpensive copays
  • Wellness care

It’s important to keep in mind that neither short-term nor limited-benefits medical coverage are intended to be a replacement or alternative to ACA or other major medical plans. These types of coverage do not provide the minimum essential health benefits that are required and will not help to avoid the fee for not carrying health insurance.

What perks are packaged with many short-term medical and limited medical coverage options to complement your clients access to quality healthcare?

Non-insurance benefits can include:
  • 24/7/365 mobile and video access to board-certified doctors who can treat many common illnesses
  • Patient advocacy service that can help navigate the world of healthcare and negotiate medical bills
  • Prescription savings membership that can lower out-of-pocket costs by up to 75% on medicines for your clients, their family members, and even their pets
  • Access to digital fitness tools to help track their wellness journey

Celebrate National Interprofessional Health Care Month by expanding your clients’ access to quality healthcare today!

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Source: National Academies of Practice. “National Interprofessional Health Care Month Proclamation.”