Does Your Health Benefit Partner Help You Engage?

Employee engagement doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. 2nd.MD includes all of our turnkey communications in our expert medical opinion programs because it’s important to provide information to individuals throughout the year. Doing so ensures that when an employee needs help, they know how to get it.

A few small actions build up to a lot with communications. One of the most important things to remember when communicating with employees is to do so in a number of different ways, using various communications such as text, email, and mailers. Another, is to communicate at different times throughout the year. 

But how do you do that when you have a population that may be adding new employees at any time throughout the year or with people who are changing their phone number or email address? With a little help from 2nd.MD. We offer tools to help employers make communication easy. 

Learn how we help our clients communicate with their employees and download our top tips for How to Increase Employee Engagement.


Disincentives to Lower MSK Surgeries and Costs

Millions think surgery is the only answer to musculoskeletal (MSK) pain or injury. But other therapies often work just as well. Many employees who were required to have an expert medical opinion before an MSK surgery learned just that, canceling surgery or choosing alternate treatment. The employer realized $7 million in savings.


The Power of Medical Certainty

This article summarizes a discussion between Dr. Drew Olivera of Regence Blue Shield in Washington, and Dr. Joel Feigin of UnitedHealthcare. You’ll learn how care has changed in a post-COVID world and what expectations people have for care now.


Case Study: Increasing Member Engagement

An organization looking to help employees avoid unnecessary surgeries and steer them to the highest quality providers partnered with 2nd.MD to offer personalized, impartial support for complex conditions. Communications and a cash incentive helped increase engagement and change behavior.