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News Attention GIC Members! Get to Know Your Telehealth Benefit

Did you know that Telehealth can be a great way for GIC members and their families to get easy access to non-urgent medical care using their smartphone, tablet or computer?
7/25/2019
  • Group Insurance Commission
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Whether you’re at work, home, or traveling, GIC members can get easy access to Telehealth services for a low $15 cost.

What is the difference between Telehealth and Telemedicine?

  • The terms Telemedicine and Telehealth are often both used interchangeably, but the term “telehealth” is broader and stems from the increase in services provided telephonically and through video.
  • “Telehealth” encompasses telemed as well as more recent applications of remote care such as tele-behavioral health, remote physical therapy, tele-derm, etc.
  • “Telemedicine” applies mostly to urgent care/ambulatory care that is relatively simple (think cold/flu, prescriptions, etc).

GIC members interested in finding out more information about this benefit should contact their health insurance carrier directly.

Additional Resources for Attention GIC Members! Get to Know Your Telehealth Benefit

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The Group Insurance Commission (GIC) provides high-quality, affordable health insurance and other benefit options to over 220,000 subscribers and 460,000 members.
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