Four Benefits-Planning Essentials for Employers
Launching Onsite Healthcare Services for Employees
Crowne Consulting Group and CareHere help employers navigate
compliance issues for onsite-healthcare services and employee-wellness centers.
Aug. 20, 2014 (Ocoee, Fla.) – An onslaught of healthcare laws and escalating health costs have ignited creative trends in employer-sponsored healthcare coverage. One trend on the rise is worksite healthcare.
Governments, school districts, and private employers are launching onsite healthcare centers to lower healthcare-related costs, reduce medical risks, and enhance workforce productivity.
Florida-based Crowne Consulting Group, Inc. has become the state’s one-stop-shop for implementing and maintaining onsite-care programs. Crowne, an employee benefits consulting firm, collaborates with the medical experts at Tennessee-based CareHere, LLC to operate nearly 30 employee health and wellness centers throughout Florida.
“On-site or near-site care allows your employees and their dependents to seek affordable medical treatment at or nearby the worksite,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne Consulting Group. “Our cost-saving model extends benefits of free office visits, screenings, and increased physician face-time.”
Crowne Consulting Group oversees administration of primary-care clinics, occupational services, workers’ compensation matters, x-rays, pharmacy, disease management, and wellness services. In respect to compliance issues, Tomlinson lists that third-party providers are vital in helping employers to:
- Ensure employee-medical services remain confidential and HIPAA compliant.
- Comply with “corporate practice of medicine” restrictions in hiring and managing medical staff.
- Act in accordance with any applicable ERISA and COBRA provisions.
- Plan for incentive-based wellness-programs in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
Employers are experiencing multi-million-dollar savings. Crowne’s client Pasco County School District has reported $9.2 million in savings over the past three years of offering onsite healthcare.
About Crowne Consulting Group, Inc: Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., founded in 1986, consults and provides administrative oversight services for onsite health and wellness centers to employers and is a related company with The Crowne Group, an employee benefits consulting firm, specializing in employer solutions and personal lines of insurance. Crowne’s experts have experience in serving public sector employers such as school boards, city and county government, as well as private organizations. Solutions for consumer-driven plans include health reimbursement arrangements, self-funded plans, onsite health and wellness centers, as well as risk management and human resources consulting.