On the Go This Summer? Virtual Care is There 24/7 for ALLtech Members

When you’re enrolled in ALLtech, accessing health care is easy whether you’re in the office, at home or on the go with virtual care at $0 co-pay on most plans.

Through MDLIVE, members enrolled in medical through Regence BlueShield or Asuris Northwest Health have 24/7 access to a broad range of services that include:

Primary Care

Consult with a board-certified doctor who will diagnose and treat non-emergency medical conditions, prescribe medications and send prescriptions to your pharmacy. Some common ailments that can be treated include cold/flu, allergies and headaches. For a detailed list, view our Welcome to MDLIVE flyer.

Behavioral Health Care

Through ALLtech, members can talk to a licensed counselor or psychiatrist from their home, office or on the go, to treat issues such as stress, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, and more. The confidential, convenient online therapy is available 24/7 via the MDLIVE app. To learn more, download the MDLIVE Behavioral Health flyer.

Dermatology

ALLtech members have 24/7 access to a network of leading, board-certified dermatologists who can diagnose and treat more than 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions online. A visit takes less than 10 minutes to complete, compared to waiting days, weeks or even months to visit with a dermatologist in-person. See our post Virtual Dermatology Visits Now Available Through ALLtech to learn more, or visit the MDLIVE Dermatology page.

Substance Use Disorder

MDLIVE partners with Boulder Care to offer a unique virtual care model that provides access 24/7 to substance use disorder treatment. Learn more in our article ALLtech Addresses Substance Use Disorder with Unique Virtual Care Model or visit Boulder.Care/Regence.

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To login or learn more, go to MDLIVE.com/Regence-WA or MDLIVE.com/Asuris

ALLtech Addresses Substance Use Disorder with Unique Virtual Care Model

From Regence.com

Addiction, or medically known as a substance use disorder, is a condition that affects far more people than many realize. In fact, more than 21 million people in the U.S. struggle with a substance use disorder, and opioid and alcohol use has risen sharply the past year. In the last 12 months alone, more than 81,000 people have died from a drug overdose – the highest number of fatal overdoses in one year ever recorded in the U.S.

Despite the growing need for treatment, access continues to be a concern. Many people find it difficult to locate nearby treatment centers or providers trained in medication-assisted therapy. Others may not have the time to seek out care, and there’s the stigma that may be associated with visiting a physical clinic in person.

ALLtech medical provider has Regence BlueShield has been working hard to reverse the trend by reducing opioid prescriptions among its membership by 51 percent. This March, it also announced a partnership with Boulder Care that provides ALLtech members with access to virtual substance use disorder treatment.

24/7 Access to Virtual Treatment

Boulder Care offers a unique model that provides access 24/7 nationwide, addressing traditional barriers to treatment caused by geography and time.

In addition to focusing on clinical outcomes, Boulder Care provides support for long-term health and wellness, as well as social determinants of health, like stable housing, employment and financial security. The organization’s model offers comprehensive treatment tailored to each participant’s unique needs, and is based around support provided by a specialized care team:

  • A doctor or nurse practitioner who specializes in addiction medicine and can address co-occurring medical and behavioral conditions with wrap-around support
  • A care advocate who can assist with insurance or pharmacy questions, as well as help patients find primary care, mental health and other providers
  • A nationally certified peer coach who has experience with recovery and can help with accessing local resources

Participants can access their dedicated care team through secure messaging, video visits, and 24/7 phone support.

Learn More

To learn more about the state of the opioid epidemic and the benefit of options like Boulder Care, please watch the above video from Regence Behavioral Health Medical Director Dr. Hossam Mahmoud and Boulder Care’s Dr. Alyson Smith.

To learn more about mental health resources and more support available to ALLtech members, see our post on Mental Health Awareness Month.

Virtual Dermatology Visits Now Available Through ALLtech

The past year has seen a lot of changes to the way we live, work and seek health care. Through it all, ALLtech has been there for members with virtual care services through MDLIVE that continue to adapt to our changing world, from offering primary and urgent care, to behavioral health therapy and now TeleDermatology.

As of May 15, 2021, ALLtech members enrolled in medical through Regence BlueShield or Asuris Northwest Health now have 24/7 access to a network of leading, board-certified dermatologists who can diagnose and treat more than 3,000 skin, hair and nail conditions online. A visit takes less than 10 minutes to complete, compared to waiting days, weeks or even months to visit with a dermatologist in-person.

Some examples of conditions that can be treated by MDLIVE dermatologists include:

  • Acne
  • Rashes
  • Suspicious spots and moles
  • Eczema
  • Warts and other abnormal bumps
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Inflamed or enlarged hair follicles
  • Insect bites
  • Alopecia
  • Cold sores

When you need a dermatologist right away, MDLIVE Dermatology is a convenient, effective alternative. Most patients get a diagnoses within 24 hours, and your dermatologist can send prescriptions to your nearest pharmacy.

For more information, check out the MDLIVE Dermatology FAQ or call 1 (800) 400-MDLIVE.

Live Restorative Sessions Among Resources for Mental Health Awareness Month

Throughout the pandemic, many people who had never experienced mental health challenges found themselves struggling for the first time. If you found that it impacted your mental health, you aren’t alone. In fact, of the almost half a million individuals who took the anxiety screening at MHAscreening.org, 79% showed symptoms of moderate to severe anxiety. However, there are practical tools that can help improve your mental health.

This May, as ALLtech continues to recognize Mental Health Awareness Month, we would like to highlight our robust employee assistance program through Wellspring EAP, which includes one-on-one meetings with a counselor and an extensive online platform, featuring stress-reduction webinars and videos, legal and financial resources and more.

Specifically for Mental Health Awareness Month, Wellspring is offering a series of guided restorative sessions focused on self-care and more, including the following webinar:

Understanding and Caring for Anxiety
May 26, 2021 – 12:00 PM (PST)

There has been so much going on in our collective system that has caused our bodies and brains to be on alert. Though our anxiety can often not feel great, it can also serve as a useful guide. In this hour-long webinar, you will learn how to listen to your anxiety from a somatic lens and how to make choices that honor your nervous system when you feel anxious. You’ll leave with more understanding around how the systems we live in impact our nervous systems, why anxiety can be useful, and somatic tools to help settle and listen to anxiety.

Live Guided Restorative Micro-Sessions

Click on the title to attend these 10- to 15-minute guided restorative micro-sessions:

Recharge and Refresh with Access to Web-Based Tools from ALLtech

Emotional health and well-being support is just a click away for members of ALLtech enrolled in medical from Regence BlueShield/Asuris Northwest Health.

Through the myStrength by Livongo self-service and web-based app, members have access at no additional cost to easily recharge, refresh and improve their mood with resources such as:

  • Strategies to manage heightened stress
  • Tips for parenting during challenging times
  • Ideas to manage social isolation
  • Other tools and information for emotional support

The safe and secure app offers personalized web and mobile tools to help members overcome the challenges they face and stay mentally strong.

To learn more or sign up, download the myStrength Flyer for ALLtech members enrolled in Regence (or the myStrength Flyer for ALLtech members enrolled in Asuris).

Enhance Your Employee Benefits with ALLtech’s New 401(k) Program

Whether your technology company has 2 employees or more than 100, ALLtech understands that choice, coverage and cost can be a challenge when you’re deciding to include a retirement plan with your employee benefits package.

That’s why ALLtech wants to help you offer full-service retirement benefits and keep costs in check by introducing the EVOLVE 401(k) retirement solution. With EVOLVE, you can offer a nationally recognized 401(k) plan that helps you compete with larger employers, without extra hassle or cost.

Learn more about the plan in our Q-and-A with ABD Retirement Services, the team of professionals who handle the details so you can stay focused on growing your business:

How can adding a 401(k) program help a small business grow and succeed?

Offering a 401(k) plan gives your business a competitive advantage to attract and retain quality employees. In addition, a retirement plan at work addresses one of the main financial wellness concerns employees have and can help you increase loyalty and productivity.

How is EVOLVE different from other 401(k) plans?

EVOLVE is specifically created to address the challenges small businesses face when deciding to offer a retirement plan, including:

  • Fee Transparency – EVOLVE has no hidden fees
  • Simplicity – EVOLVE offers plan options that minimize employer tasks
  • Liability Protection – EVOLVE offers investment oversight by an independent fiduciary limiting your liability for plan investments
  • Employee Focus – EVOLVE is designed to make saving and investing easy for employees

EVOLVE offers large plan features to small employers. It’s for businesses that dream big!

Is EVOLVE only for companies that don’t already have a 401(k) plan?

EVOLVE is for any employer, including those with an existing plan. Contact the EVOLVE team to compare your current plan with EVOLVE plan options. You will get unbiased guidance to evaluate your options.

How does EVOLVE make it easier for small businesses to set up a 401(k) plan that meets their budget while satisfying employees’ needs?

EVOLVE uses a simple questionnaire to gather essential data that will help you setup your plan. The EVOLVE team provides guidance to make sure the plan is a good fit to your business. The simplified plan types that are offered by EVOLVE are designed to reduce operational burden on the employer. The easy-to-use website and app combined with low-cost investments help employees use the plan effectively.

What resources are available to help employees wisely invest in their future?

EVOLVE focuses on what matters. The platform is designed to assist employees making the two major decisions required for successful retirement outcome:

  • How much should I have?
  • How should I invest what I’m saving?

The platform has web-based tools that will guide employees in making these two key decisions. Keeping it simple helps keep cost low while helping employees make the right decisions. The EVOLVE platform can also automate the employee decisions with automatic enrollment and annual adjustments.

Is EVOLVE suitable for employers with complex needs or on a fast growth track?

Yes. EVOLVE is a solution, not a one-size-fits-all package. The EVOLVE team has experience working with a range of clients from startups to publicly traded global companies. Reach out to us for free consultation at ALLtech@advprofessionals.com.

ALLtech Now Offering $0 Virtual Care Access on Most Plans

ALLtech celebrates the New Year with a great new update for members enrolled in medical coverage: As of January 1, 2021, access to virtual care through MDLIVE is available at $0 copay on most plans (not subject to deductible).

Available by phone, secure video or mobile app, MDLIVE offers 24/7 access to virtual primary care and more, including psychiatry and counseling therapy.

Through ALLtech, members can talk to a licensed counselor or psychiatrist from their home, office or on the go, to treat issues such as stress, depression, eating disorders, grief and loss, and more.

MDLIVE also can treat a range of non-emergency conditions including cold/flu, allergies and headaches. For a list of common ailments, view our MDLIVE pdf.

To learn more about the robust benefits now available to ALLtech members, view our 2021 ALLtech Brochure*. Interested in becoming a member? Fill out our Request a Quote form or call (206) 602-3558.

*For members of Asuris Northwest Health, a subsidiary of Regence BlueShield that services the Asotin, Adams, Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, and Whitman counties, please see the Asuris version of the 2021 ALLtech Brochure.

GeekWire Article Highlights Virtual Care from ALLtech

“In the midst of a global pandemic, virtual care is more than just convenient.”

So begins the new GeekWire article “Visit the Doctor Without Leaving Your House with Virtual Care from ALLtech,” which highlights the benefits of telehealth and offers tips and resources to help you make the most of your access.

ALLtech, which is available exclusively to GeekWire members, offers primary care telehealth to members through MDLIVE, as well as virtual behavioral health counseling and other emotional health services through its partnership with Wellspring EAP.

To learn more about ALLtech’s virtual care offerings, check out the GeekWire article or request a ALLtech quote.

Video: It’s Easy to Access Virtual Care Through ALLtech

Virtual care is a quick and convenient way to visit with a doctor and get a diagnosis, treatment plan and even a prescription sent to your pharmacy.

Through ALLtech, members enrolled in medical through Regence BlueShield/Asuris Northwest Health have access to care over the phone, video or secure instant messaging – all from the comfort of home.

Watch the above video to learn how easy it is to register and sign up for an appointment to virtual care through MDLIVE.