WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alegeus, the market leader in consumer-directed healthcare (CDH) solutions, today announced a partnership with HealthPoint Plus, a subscription-based telehealth provider that connects patients to state-licensed, board-certified doctors anytime, anywhere. Clients will have access to this robust telehealth offering through the Alegeus platform’s marketplace page.
HealthPoint Plus provides access to virtual urgent care and mental health appointments, coordinates prescriptions for local pickup, and shares visit information with a patient’s primary care physician for care continuity – all through an easy-to-use mobile app. HealthPoint Plus doctors can treat a wide range of illnesses and injuries, including sore throat, cold, flu, skin infections, gastrointestinal issues, cuts, abrasions, bug bites and more. According to a new study from the Annals of Internal Medicine, the majority of doctor visits conducted via telemedicine are an appropriate replacement for in-person care.
For both businesses and consumers, the HealthPoint Plus subscription provides drastic cost-savings. An annual subscription costs less than a single traditional office visit, and there are no add-on costs of any kind, including co-pays. In addition, consumers benefit from time savings and convenience, as appointments can take place anywhere – at home, at the office or while on vacation.
“We as a society had already begun embracing the many advantages of telehealth, but the COVID-19 pandemic has made these advantages even more apparent,” said Steven Auerbach, CEO of Alegeus. “People need a way to receive care without putting their safety at risk, and telehealth allows them to avoid the doctor’s office or the urgent care waiting room. When you add in the savings in both time and money, it’s clear that providers like HealthPoint Plus will become an increasingly large part of care delivery. Many of our clients have already integrated HealthPoint Plus into their consumer funding platforms, and we are pleased to be able to offer broader access via our marketplace.”
Through HealthPoint Plus, patients typically receive a diagnosis and, if necessary, an e-prescription within 15 minutes. Patients who seek teletherapy have access to a network of licensed professional counselors, licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists and other equivalent licensed professionals.
“We are very much aligned with Alegeus in their mission to ensure consumers get the most for their healthcare dollar,” said Robert Goddard, Chief Executive Officer at HealthPoint Plus. “The expansion of our service through the Alegeus marketplace will not only provide a high-caliber patient experience, but also ensure healthcare cost savings for employers and consumers.”
For more information on the HealthPoint Plus yearly subscription, please visit the Alegeus marketplace.
Alegeus is the market leader in consumer-directed healthcare solutions, offering an industry-leading benefits platform, benefit debit card and mobile app that are transforming the way people navigate the U.S. healthcare system. Our next-generation technology simplifies the administration of healthcare benefit accounts (including FSAs, HSAs, HRAs, wellness incentive, dependent care and commuter accounts), and uses data-driven insights to guide consumers to the best coverage, cash and care strategies. More than 350 Alegeus clients – including health insurance plans and third-party administrators – leverage our deep expertise and proven technology to administer benefit accounts for more than 30 million members and to process more than $9.1 billion in consumer healthcare payments annually. As the healthcare and benefit markets continue to evolve, Alegeus delivers solutions that enable clients to evolve their service offerings, operate their businesses more efficiently, and lead consumers to better health and financial decisions. The company is headquartered in Waltham, MA with operations in Orlando, FL and Milwaukee, WI.
About HealthPoint Plus
HealthPoint Plus, Inc. is disrupting how 330+ million Americans access medical care with subscription-based medicine. Telehealth empowers anyone to video chat with world-class doctors 24x7x365 to instantly get help from the convenience of their home or office for less than 35 cents a day with no copays, coinsurance or deductibles and no need to coordinate with insurance. HealthPoint Plus services address a wide range of medical conditions including respiratory issues like COVID-19, flu, eye infections, rashes and more as well as a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD among others. HealthPoint Plus is the creator of the StepUp™ brand of wearables including the StepUP™ smartwatch and health kit.