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Telemedicine Benefits on the Rise with Employers: Study

For employees of large companies, having access to telemedicine care is increasingly becoming “the new normal.” In fact, according to one recent employer survey, 96 percent of large companies will be offering some sort of telemedicine coverage to their employees during the next year. As Forbes, MobiHealthNews, and others first reported, the National Business Group […]

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Wearable Usage on the Rise in the Workplace

These days, it might seem like everyone, both inside and outside of the gym, is sporting a Fitbit or a similar wearable fitness device. Indeed, a recent study shows that more than 38 million Fitbits have been sold since 2010, with other data showing more than 23 million active users as of early 2017. One […]

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More Employers Offer Telehealth Benefits, But Few Employees Use Them

Employers have embraced telehealth with gusto. Seventy percent of large employers now offer telehealth benefits, according to an annual survey conducted by the National Business Group on Health (NBGH). Next year, 90 percent will do so. Use of telehealth by employees has lagged though, as reported in a recent Chicago Tribune article.  The same NBGH […]

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