Apps / Websites

Rx Refills made easy!

Don’t like lengthy waits to refill your prescriptions? Prefer to have refills delivered to your door? Prefer someone else troubleshoot insurance & renew refills for you? Let me introduce you to Phil.

Phil is a service that manages your ongoing prescriptions. Phil partners with top-rated, locally-owned pharmacies that are licensed by the Pharmacy Board. These pharmacies will deliver your medications to you on time and answer any questions over the phone. Using the Phil app, you are able to refill on your own terms by scheduling when your medications arrive, ordering vacation refills etc.

Welcome to Phil – Smarter Prescription Refills: same copay, free delivery and a real time saver.

 

Phil takes 3 easy steps.
Step 1 – Sign Up and add your existing prescriptions to Phil.
Step 2 – Phil does the rest, they contact your old pharmacy and do the paperwork.
Step 3 – Receive your meds. Partner pharmacies deliver meds to your doorstep every month.

All partner pharmacies are rated 4-5 stars on Yelp®

Delivery is free. Phil will guarantee your copay will be the same as what you pay at your current pharmacy. Some rare exceptions may apply; in those cases, you’ll be contacted for approval. If you don’t have insurance, Phil partner pharmacies will quote you the lowest price they can obtain for you.

 

Employee Benefit Advisors provides employee benefits, tax-advantaged healthcare, compliance guidance for ACA and Health & Welfare DOL Audits, and PEO Advisory & Consulting Services. We can customize a wellness plan for your budget and culture.

Useful App: First Aid

Accidents happen.

The app was developed by the British Red Cross for everyday first aid. It provides expert advice for everyday emergencies with videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice. Its features include an easy to use Spanish language toggle to switch translation directly inside the app and is fully integrated with 9-1-1 so you can call EMS from the app.

Learn how to treat;

Allergies
Asthma Attack
Bleeding
Broken Bone
Burns
Choking
Concussion/Head Injury
Diabetic Emergency
Distress
Heart Attack
Heat Stroke
Hypothermia
Meningitis
Poisoning / harmful substances
Seizure / Epilepsy
Shock
Stings / Bites
Stroke
Unresponsive breathing
Unresponsive not breathing

Employee Benefit Advisors provides employee benefits. We are a broker helping companies with their Health & Welfare Benefits. We also help companies revaluate PEO Services, deciding if a PEO is a good choice and if so selecting and implementing the PEO.

Useful App: GoodRx

Drug prices vary wildly between pharmacies.

GoodRx finds the lowest prices and discounts. How?

Compare prices – Prescription prices can vary widely from pharmacy to pharmacy. The app allows you to compare costs for every FDA-approved prescription drug at more than 70,000 US pharmacies.

Find free coupons – Show the coupon displayed in the app at the pharmacy.

Shows the lowest price at each pharmacy near you.

The app is 5 star rated and easy to use. GoodRx was rated as one of the 9 Best Shopping Apps in June 2015 by AllYou and has been featured on: CNN, Prevention Magazine, Forbes, ABC News and Good Housekeeping.

How GoodRx Works (1:23)

This app is great for those with or without insurance. – Many insurance policies carry HSA qualified high deductibles. Identifying lower prescription costs is especially helpful for those that do not reach their deductible. App users can identify those pharmacies offering lower costs medications.

 

Employee Benefit Advisors provides employee benefits. We are a broker helping companies with their Health & Welfare Benefits. We also help companies revaluate PEO Services, deciding if a PEO is a good choice and if so selecting and implementing the PEO.

Dark Chocolate – just what the Doctor ordered!

Just 30 calories per day of chocolate may be enough to help reduce your blood pressure. As far as serving sizes go, that’s about a Hershey’s Kiss worth.

But you have to eat the right kind of chocolate, according to Joseph Maroon, MD, author of The Longevity Factor. He recommends nonsweetened or minimally sweetened dark chocolate that’s at least 70 percent cocoa.

Dark Chocolate: The Benefits
In addition to the chocolate and blood pressure connection, dark chocolate can also help reduce atherosclerosis and blood clotting, aid blood flow, contribute to an overall reduction in heart attacks, and improve cholesterol levels. And it’s all thanks to the powerful antioxidants found in the cocoa bean.

More Good Reasons to Eat Chocolate
As if you need them . . .
• For better blood sugar. Chocolate enhances the effect of insulin and sugar utilization.
• For a finer complexion. Yep, fewer wrinkles and fine lines.

PS – Just to be safe, Employee Benefit Advisors enjoys 60 calories a day.
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This article appeared on Sharecare. It is just one of the many fun facts that will draw you back to the site on a regular basis. What is Sharecare? Sharecare was developed by Dr. Mehmet Oz and Jeff Arnold as an online health profile, just like you have social, professional, and creative profiles.

www.sharecare.com – An interactive platform that provides expert health information and allows you to ask questions and get answers.

Employee Benefit Advisors provides employee benefits, tax-advantaged healthcare, compliance guidance for ACA and Health & Welfare DOL Audits, and PEO Advisory & Consulting Services.

Pre-Active Medicine – CompanionDx

Anywhere between 40 and 75 percent of drugs are ineffective for individual patients. That means a large portion of patients may not only be wasting their money—but they may not be receiving the treatment or the results they seek.

Pre-Active medicine is a new diagnostic discipline that uses genetic insights to help prevent adverse drug reactions, misdiagnosis or other negative consequences of inadequate medical discovery.

CompanionDx™ is one of the only providers of both pharmacogenomics evaluations and cancer companion diagnostic testing. When used separately or in conjunction, these two types of tests are giving physicians the resources they need for more comprehensive patient treatment profiles—and that means more certainty when it comes to effective therapeutic decisions.

Tests include:
Pharmacogenomics testing
Cancer companion diagnostics testing
Colorectal cancer screening
NextGen Sequencing testing (in development)
 
You’ll receive easy-to-read test reports within 3-7 days.

Employee Benefit Advisors provides employee benefits, tax-advantaged healthcare, compliance guidance for ACA and Health & Welfare DOL Audits, and PEO Advisory & Consulting Services.

Medical Detectives…Need help with that difficult diagnoses?

Is your doctor having trouble diagnosing your illness? Look into CrowdMedwww.crowdmed.com. – I first learned about this on the Fox News Medical Report one Sunday morning.  Their doctors gave it very positive reviews.

CrowdMed connects you with thousands of medical experts who have collaborated to solve hundreds of medical mysteries that had stumped individual doctors for years.

How does CrowdMed work?

1 Register and Submit Your CaseSubmit your case anonymously and be instantly connected to thousands of medical experts who collaborate to get you the answers you need.

2 You Get More Attention from the Crowd Crowdsourcing enables anyone with applicable expertise, anywhere in the world, to collaborate on solving even the most difficult problems. Most of CrowdMed’s Medical Detectives are people with professional careers in medicine, healthcare, and science, devoting their time and expertise to help you get answers.

3 Collaborate with Medical Detectives Medical Detectives can access your case once it’s active on our site. Medical Detectives may also use chat and discussion features to ask questions, request additional details, and discuss your case.

4 Get Your ResultsAt the end of this process, you’ll receive a report which includes the top diagnostic suggestions and solutions, along with supporting medical references. You and your doctor will then use this report to help determine your final diagnosis and treatment plan.

Compensation for services?  You can always submit your case without Medical Detective Compensation, but they recommend that you offer a cash incentive to be shared by the Medical Detectives who contribute the most to your case. Many Medical Detectives donate these proceeds to charity. If the top diagnostic suggestions you receive are not confirmed to be accurate by your doctor, you can get a full refund of your compensation offer per the Money-Back Guarantee. In addition to a free case submission option, CrowdMed offers three paid packages: Lite ($99), Standard ($299), and Premium ($499) packages, each providing unique benefits. All are eligible for the full Money-Back Guarantee.

Useful Website: healthgrades

The website, www.healthgrades.com, allows individuals to search for a doctor based on name, specialty, condition, procedure, and/or geographic location. Users can filter results by many options including Insurance Provider. While the home page does not have a field to input insurance, once you enter a search (see screen shot below), on the far right you will see an “other criteria” section where a consumer can filter by insurance carrier. However, If you input a specific provider the insurance accepted is hard to find. It is buried under phone and address – you need to scroll to the bottom of the page.

Caveat: Be sure to check with the provider that they are in-network. i.e. They may be listed as accepting Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida, however BCBS-FL has three different networks; BlieOptions, BlueCare and BlueSelect. The site does not give you a carrier’s specific network choice. (The company tells me they are looking to add plan level detail to in the future.)

Rx Impact – Bid Rx – Prescriptions for Less (Part 2 of 2)

BidRx (www.bidrx.com) is a website built by pharmacists that links consumers with pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies, so consumers can make better decisions when purchasing prescription drugs. BidRx provides the information needed to identify the best value drug; then pharmacies compete for filling prescriptions. Consumers can

  • See cost of prescriptions (original plus alternatives) and services.
  • See list of participating pharmacies in your geographic area.
  • Get bids from pharmacies that want to earn your business.

Employers can use the site to help communicate the true cost of prescriptions. Employees see the prescriptions’ maximum price before bids (a discounted price), alternative prescriptions with discounted prices, and competitive bids (even lower discounted prices). Employees can use the site to lower drug costs. 

Important – Medications ordered through BidRx.com may be out-of-network and thus not apply towards the deductible. Therefore, BidRx may be used best for drugs with bid prices less than your copay.  So if you find a deal, check your network price and copay, too.  If the savings is worth it, buy it.

When registering, you will need a referral code, feel free to use our code. EBA’s Referral Code is 35FFN.

Examples

  • Simvastatin (generic for Zocor and alternative for Lipitor and Crestor) for lowering cholesterol usually has a generic co-pay of $10 or $15 for a 30 day’s supply.  EBA was able to get a bid price of $3.40 for a 90 day’s supply.  That’s an annual savings of $75.
  • Amlodipine (generic for Norvasc) for lowering blood pressure usually has a generic co-pay of $10 or $15 for a 30 day’s supply.  EBA was able to get a bid price of $3.68 for a 90 day’s supply.  That’s an annual savings of $75.
  • Nexium (the purple pill) retails at $762 for a 40 mg 90 day supply. BidRx price was $660. Similar drugs (generics) cost just over $20.

Useful App – Healthspek (Personal & Family Health Record)

Healthspek is your own personal health record. And your family’s too as you can add each family member for a complete record. Healthspek allows users to see their own personal health care information.

The home screen is the customizable ‘myDashboard’. – Select any member to track their conditions, refill meds, track lab results, record immunizations, allergies, supplements, procedures, and family history. Records reside on your iPad and is stored securely on Healthspek’s cloud-based servers. Lose your iPad, you’ll never lose your chart.

  • myProfile – A section for reference information – personal profiles.  Add personal information, doctors, insurance and emergency contact.contact.
  • Medications – store entire medications list, current and past. Manage medications with med reminders and automated refill alerts.
  • ChartNow – Portability, readily accessible, displayable on any browser (real time access for you, your doctor), email records, etc…

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Recognized by Health Informatics Nurse Blog as a Top Pick and Tab Times as a 5 best iPad apps for medical and health care.

New features are being added regularly.

 

Useful App – 3in4 Need More

Odds are that more than a few of us have had to deal with a family member, immediate or extended, who has required assisted living needs. Maybe they had to research specialty doctors, care centers or care providers; possibly for a member living hundreds of miles away.

The 3in4 Need More is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of planning for ones long term care needs. It is exclusively dedicated to promoting the importance of planning for long term care needs. The website www.3in4needmore.com has an information center with informational websites, telephone hotlines, calculators, information about long-term care coverage, a planning guide and finding a senior living community.

Website
www.3in4needmore.com

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