Teladoc Enters into Strategic Alliance with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association National Labor Office
Relationship enables union members nationwide to gain access to Teladoc's services.
(DALLAS) April 2, 2014 – Teladoc, the nation's largest telehealth provider, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association's National Labor Office (NLO). This relationship enables Teladoc to offer its telehealth services as a part of the benefits plans of labor trust funds, labor unions and independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies served by the NLO.
"Teladoc has long worked with the labor community to provide telehealth services for access to quality and affordable health care. We are very pleased to align with the NLO and look forward to actively working with Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies to offer our service," said Jason Gorevic, CEO, Teladoc. "Working with the NLO we will help union representatives understand the benefits of telehealth and how it satisfies the needs of labor, management and health plans alike."
Through this relationship, union clients of the independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies served by the NLO will be given the opportunity to incorporate Teladoc's services into their existing benefits plan through their BCBSA union contract. Through Teladoc, patients have on demand access to physicians via phone, secure online video, or mobile app to receive treatment for non-emergency medical issues including cold and flu, allergies, skin rashes and sinus problems.
"The BCBS National Labor Office is committed to forming Strategic Alliances with innovative companies whose services can help the Blues® better serve labor's 21st century health care needs," said Bonnie Summers, executive director, NLO. "Teladoc's telehealth services can provide unions with a powerful solution to help lower costs and improve quality for their members – offering them an affordable and convenient way to access health care services whenever and wherever they are."
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