The Networks versus Blend Benefits

Why do so many families with existing insurance coverage buy a discount plan?

Imagine needing a doctor but unable to locate one within your insurance plan network. That is exactly what is going on due to narrow provider networks and inaccurate listings. One woman reported contacting a dozen doctors before finding one she could see on a timely basis.

With a narrow network of providers, clients are forced to wait weeks, even months, for care due to the number of other clients doing the exact same thing. While a narrow network keeps the cost of premiums down, so does more affluent clients opting to use an out-of-network provider and others giving up with no care at all.

With the Blend Benefits Teledoc benefit, you save time, money, and your sanity. A licensed medical doctor calls you back within minutes after you have made your request. You never have to worry about out-of-network issues or even what the final cost of care will be.

While not appropriate for every medical condition, it gives you options that many insurance plans simply can't.

Learn more: Report from NPR