ASBA Offers Small Businesses a Solution to Rising Healthcare Costs
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Posted by: Rhette Baughman
ASBA Partners with Stat Doctors to Help Members Manage Up to 26% Year-Over-Year National Average Increase in Healthcare Costs
The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) announces its partnership with Stat Health Services Inc. to offer its members Stat Doctors™, a service providing 24/7 access to board certified emergency physicians via Internet or phone. Stat Doctors offers an alternative to emergency room and urgent care visits, reducing the cost of care and providing care on-demand for the diagnosis and treatment of urgent yet common minor medical conditions.
"Stat Doctors is a unique solution for organizations to manage healthcare costs that are rising as much as 26 percent year-over-year, while reducing absenteeism and providing a benefit that employees love,” states Dr. Alan Roga, MD, founder and CEO of Stat Health Services. "We look forward to providing ASBA’s members a high quality, convenient and low cost alternative to traditional immediate medical care alternatives.”
Small businesses that are members of ASBA can now access Stat Doctors as a supplement to health insurance to minimize costs and add value to employees, or as an alternative to health insurance in the cases business owners cannot afford employer-sponsored healthcare. Likewise, employees that cannot afford healthcare insurance now have an affordable medical care option.
"ASBA represents over half a million lives (employees) in the State of Arizona,” says Rick Murray, CEO of ASBA. "The Stat Doctors program offers these individuals high quality medical access for minimal cost. This benefit gives small businesses, their employees and employees’ families some relief during a time when budgets are tight.”
Stat Health Services has a network of board certified emergency physicians conducting all of the online consultations. The service, accessible via telephone, personal computer or mobile devices, offers single sign-on, a virtual waiting room, e-visits, access to electronic medical records and e-prescribing services. Patients see a board certified emergency physician within 5-8 minutes on average. According to Dr. Roga, "You can see a doctor and be well on your way to getting better, in the time it would take you to drive to your nearest healthcare provider.”
As an included benefit of their ASBA membership, members and their employees have access to this benefit and pay only a small fee when they visit a Stat Doctors physician.
The service benefits employees suffering from sports injuries, arthritic pain, insect bites, urinary tract infections, rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, allergies, colds and flu, pink eye, asthma, bronchitis and many other acute minor medical conditions.
ASBA members can receive more information on the program, registration and costs by visiting http://www.asba.com/statdoctors. For more information about Stat Health Services and its Stat Doctors program, visit www.statdoctors.com or call 888-990-STAT. For more information about ASBA and/or to join, visit www.asba.com or call 602-306-4000.
About ASBA – The Arizona Small Business Association (ASBA) is the largest trade association in the state representing 11,000+ member businesses, and over ½ million employees in all 15 counties. ASBA members enjoy access to significant group discounts, countless opportunities to do business with each other, a wide array of insurance products, and active advocacy efforts on public policy issues to protect their businesses. Discover more at www.asba.com or by calling 602.306.4000 or 520.327.0222. Join ASBA. Be amAZed®
About Stat Health Services, Inc.
Stat Health Services Inc. is an e-health company in Scottsdale, Arizona that leverages innovative technology to deliver its Stat Doctors service. Stat Doctors provides personalized, private and secure 24/7 virtual house calls with a network of board certified emergency room physicians, helping patients with common health problems. Stat Doctors increases access to providers, improves quality of care and reduces costs with technology that provides a virtual exam room, online medical consultation (eVisits), electronic health records (EHR) and electronic prescribing (ePrescribing). For more information, visit www.statdoctors.com or 888-990-STAT.
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