Small businesses are especially hurt by the recent increases to health insurance costs. While larger companies can absorb those increases, small businesses feel the crunch right on their bottom line. Some are left with no choice but to cut back on benefits or close the doors. This also hurts small businesses' ability to attract and keep the best talent from the employee job market. Once again giving the small and local businesses a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace.
Direct primary care offers small businesses a creative alternative to high-cost traditional health insurance premiums. The right combination of a health savings account (HSA), a high deductible insurance plan, and a direct primary care membership can bring savings and higher quality care over traditional plans. Even with traditional health insurance many people delay seeking health care until problems can't be ignored. This means employees often miss more work when they are ill. With direct primary care, members can simply call their care provider, directly. That makes an incredible difference in the quality of care. Because direct primary care practices do not accept insurance, they are also not bound by the rules insurance companies place on health care providers. For example, a direct primary care provider is free to diagnose symptoms via video conference (FaceTime or Skype) or even over the weekend during non-business hours. Traditional primary care providers would be unlikely or unable to do this with billing being tied to office visits. This is a quality of care that hasn't existed since the days of doctors making house calls.
Celebrate Primary Care is the Gainesville area's first direct primary care provider. With options and discounts for small businesses, it's worth checking out and seeing if your business would benefit from a new (but really old fashioned) type of health care. Go the contact us page to start a conversation or go ahead and enroll today to experience the difference with direct primary care.