As the world continues to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, Virtual Primary Care (VPC) is becoming one of the most trending topics in the healthcare industry. The global market is estimated to reach $19.5 billion by 2025. With its popularity and demand growing, here are the top 10 ways virtual primary care can enhance your company’s current benefits package:
1. It can be used as a recruiting tool.
Since 2020, VPC has become more widely known, and its popularity and demand continue to grow. In a recent study, 60% of workers agree that a strong benefits package is the largest determining factor when considering job offers. Additionally, an article in HR Tech Outlook magazine called VPC the top employer benefit, making potential employers see VPC as a significant asset to keep up with their new work schedule and their health and wellbeing without missing a beat.
2. It saves your employees’ time.
With VPC eliminating the long commute to the doctor’s office and waiting in the waiting room, your employees will be able to avoid penciling in 2+ hours for their primary care visit and receive care in 20 minutes or less, with zero travel time.
Done right, virtual primary care can lower the indirect costs associated with employees missing work for primary care visits, showing up to work sick, or taking time off work with a chronic long-term illness.
4. It gives employees an outlet to access care when they otherwise wouldn’t.
Unfortunately, when it takes your employees a lot of time and money to visit their primary care doctor, it becomes more of a burden than a priority and is more than often avoided. With eliminated costs and travel time, your employees will be more inclined to block a moment or two out of their day to speak with their primary care doctor.
5. It provides seamless care.
A recent study found that VPC can successfully replace in-office visits for several patients without compromising the quality of care and communication.
6. It can empower employees to take control of their health.
A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital reported that approximately 79% of patients said scheduling a VPC follow-up visit was more convenient and beneficial than planning an in-person follow-up. With VPC, your employees might feel they have better access to their primary doctor and more freedom to take control of their health.
7. It shows employees your company can adapt to change.
With VPC rapidly growing popular due to COVID-19, adding it to your benefits package can show your employees that you keep up-to-date on recent health-related topics and changes in the healthcare industry.
8. It can be a productivity booster.
Employers have a vested interest in their employees’ health and productivity. When employees know that they have easy access to their doctor from anywhere, it can bring a sense of ease to your workforce.
9. Creates a benefits package your employees will use, talk about, and love.
Nothing can incentivize employees more than an incredible benefits package. In a recent survey, 94% of employees want their employers to ensure their benefits package has a meaningful impact on their quality of life, health, and wellbeing. VPC can be a meaningful and notable addition to your employees’ benefits package.
10. It enhances your bottom line.
One of the biggest factors in determining what to include in your company’s benefits package is overall cost and savings. With VPC lowering the cost of healthcare and decreasing wait time and travel time for employees, adding VPC to your company’s benefits package can improve your employee’s health, save money, and improve your bottom line.
Healthgram’s Virtual Primary Care solution can add value to the health benefits you already offer your employees by giving them access to a dedicated doctor whenever they need care. Learn more about Healthgram’s Virtual Primary Care Solution and how it can make an impact on the health of your workforce.