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October 19, 2017

Health plan providers can better help members manage their health by interacting with them more via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Read more at benefits pro

October 9, 2017

Health plans may not be effectively communicating with consumers about member  benefits and largely fail to understand their members’ health and financial needs.

Read more at HeathPayer Intelligence

October 5, 2017

A new survey by HealthMine shows 57% of Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older don’t know whether their health plan offers telehealth. Another 31% say the option is not available to them.

Read more at Healthcare Dive. 

October 4, 2017

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have heightened the realization that access to medical care — both doctors and health facilities — can be cut off just when seniors may need it most. But even though digital communications and telemedicine can help to bridge this gap, many seniors don’t even know whether their health plan offers it — and that’s if they are digitally connected enough to access it.

Read more at BenefitsPRO.

October 3, 2017

A new survey from HealthMine of 500 Medicare users aged 65 and older suggests that most Medicare beneficiaries still either don’t have access to telemedicine options or aren’t aware of those options. Since the survey data is self-reported, it’s hard to tell which is the case.

Read more at MobiHealthNews. 

October 2, 2017

According to a new survey of 500 Medicare plan members, 77 percent of Medicare beneficiaries have used digital health tools. Yet just nine percent of respondents indicated that their health plan integrated data from those tools.

Read more at MobiHealth News