Health insurer Humana and virtual care provider Doctor On Demand has announced the launch of On Hand, an innovative and affordable health plan that centers on comprehensive virtual primary care for members. On Hand addresses the number one reason small businesses don’t offer health insurance– cost — by offering a plan 50% lower than the industry standard monthly premiums.
On Hand Primary Care Plan Overview
Employers and members who elect this primary care plan will gain access to a breadth of in-network virtual care services, as well as an expanded clinical care team to help navigate the healthcare system. Patients will have one dedicated primary care physician and access to preventive care, urgent care and behavioral health— all through video visits. On Hand will provide patients with a standard medical device kit consisting of a digital blood pressure cuff, thermometer, and log
Patients will also get access to their digital health records, secure messaging and have more control over how they are shared. If needed, patients will receive doctor or specialist referrals for in-person visits that stay within Humana’s network, all supported by the clinical care team to help seamlessly coordinate continued care.
On Hand Primary Care Plan Costs for Members
Virtual care not only improves access but also creates new opportunities to provide high-value health insurance for lower-premium costs. On Hand costs significantly less than the average standard plan today. There is also $0 copay for doctor visits using Doctor On Demand and a $5 copay for common labs and prescriptions.
Why It Matters
“By partnering with Doctor On Demand, Humana is leading the market with a modern approach to meeting the health plan needs of employers and employees,” said Chris Hunter, Humana’s Group & Military segment president. “Through virtual care delivery, On Hand gives employers the opportunity to affordably offer healthcare benefits to employees without sacrificing comprehensive, quality care.”