Gilsbar Recognized As Best Places To Work In Insurance Again

Each year, Business Insurance names the companies selected as a Best Places to Work in Insurance. This annual feature highlights companies of various sizes who all share a commitment to attracting and retaining top talent, as well as providing their employees with benefits and programs to encourage engagement. Gilsbar is proud to be selected as a Best Places to Work in Insurance for the 6th year in a row.

Gilsbar works to be a catalyst in the development and execution of health and benefit management strategies that create healthy businesses. This vision starts from the ground level at Gilsbar, where the staff is encouraged to participate in the employee run Wellness Program.

When talking about the experience of working at Gilsbar, an employee in Gilsbar’s Contracts and Compliance department, deCha Sanson, noted, “In a culture that values work/life balance, flexible schedules and working from home are a regular part of getting things done. As a wellness-oriented company, Gilsbar promotes a healthy lifestyle and rewards those making healthy choices. Gilsbar consistently looks from within to recognize and promote talent, and suggestions and ideas are not just heard, they’re implemented. It’s refreshing to work for a company that actually lets you do your job in the way that makes you the most successful at it. That’s a win-win.”

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature presented by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction.

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Teladoc blazes a trail in the emerging virtual telehealth services industry

Based on its recent analysis of the telehealth industry Frost & Sullivan recognizes Teladoc, Inc. with the 2016 North American Virtual Telemedicine Services Product Line Strategy Leadership Award. Teladoc’s robust strategy has helped its virtual telemedicine solution span all but one of the U.S. states. The company provides on-demand remote health care services through mobile devices, secure online video and phone and is an attractive option for patients in need of fast help for non-emergency medical conditions.

“Teladoc has championed the cause of telehealth by engaging with state governments and medical boards to break down barriers to the implementation of telehealth services,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst, Victor Camlek. “Teladoc has proven it has the rational solution needed by those who require access to health care that may not be easily reachable.”

Teladoc’s principal value proposition is its ability to quickly connect patients with physicians and behavioral health professionals through its national network and scalable technology platform that matches patient demand. Around the clock, seven days a week, more than 3,100 board certified,  state-licensed physicians and behavioral health professionals are available to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions including sinusitis, upper respiratory and urinary tract infections; dermatological conditions; as well as stress/anxiety, depression and addictions.

The company’s platform also permits the uploading of images; scheduling, evaluating, and following up on lab tests; and access to a message center. Nearly 50 percent of the Teladoc visits occur during evenings, weekends and holidays, underlining the value of 24x7 access to medical help.

Available through employers, health plans and health systems, Teladoc is proving very effective, with a 92 percent resolution rate. Over the past three years, membership growth has achieved a 40 percent compound annual growth rate, while the actual visit volume growth has been about 110 percent. Teladoc reports that it had 12.2 million members at the end of 2015 and reported 15.1 million for quarter 1, 2016 with a median response time of less than 10 minutes.

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Peoples Health Moves Its Employee Plan To Gilsbar

Peoples Health recently engaged Gilsbar to provide claims and care management services for its corporate health plan available to its 1,000 employees and their family members. Established in 1994, Peoples Health offers Medicare Advantage plans to Louisiana residents who qualify for Medicare benefits.

When asked about this partnership with Gilsbar, Carol Solomon, Peoples Health CEO, noted “We were looking for a company to manage our employee’s health benefits the way we manage those for our Medicare Advantage plan members. Our commitment has always been to offer access to outstanding healthcare and drug coverage, and our relationship with Gilsbar supports this goal for our employees.”

Gilsbar is proud to partner with yet another local Louisiana company. Doug Layman, President of Gilsbar Health & Life, stated “like Gilsbar, the goal of Peoples Health is not to become the biggest, but to be the best. Peoples Health works hard to provide high quality, cost-effective healthcare services to its Medicare Advantage plan members, and Gilsbar is dedicated to doing the same for Peoples Health and its employees.”

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