Once again, health insurance rose higher in 2021. According to a survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), the cost of health insurance for a family rose 4% in 2021, rising to an average of $22,221. While a 4% increase may seem modest, it is another rung on the ladder of skyrocketing health insurance costs, which have risen 47% since 2011. When factoring in the increased need for telemedicine and mental health services, there is no end in sight for the increasing costs of health insurance, saddling both employees and employers with overwhelming expenses, while lining the pockets of insurance companies.
Though it may appear as if there is little hope for a solution, Scott Brown, Founder and CEO of Sterling Medical, has implemented a unique model for healthcare costs that has some reprieve for both employees and employers while still providing quality and professional care.
Sterling Medical offers an employee benefit program created by business owners, not insurance companies. This program fills the gaps left by traditional health insurance and worker’s compensation, providing employees and employers financial relief, along with quick, reliable, quality care from professional providers.
How can Sterling Medical help employees?
The employee benefit program will lower out-of- pocket costs per visit, provide quality, personal services and allow for immediate access to care, ensuring healthier and happier employees.
How can Sterling Medical help employers?
The employee benefit program will lower overall annual costs, improve productivity in the workforce, reduce claims sent to insurance companies, and provide on-site drug screenings, flu vaccinations, and urgent care, walk-in clinics designed for the employers.
Since its inception, Sterling Medical has saved partnered employers over 100 million dollars. Working directly with employers, Sterling Medical helps navigate all aspects of the healthcare system, including worker’s compensation, occupational medicine, case management, and more.
Here’s what some of Sterling Medical’s partners have had to say:
Dave Jenkins, CEO of Conservice, said, “As a business professional, I don’t know why anyone would not use Sterling as part of their health benefit package. If you care about your team members and care about saving money, this is a no-brainer. In the first six months with Sterling Medical, we saved over $100,000 in costs, both to our team-members and ourselves as a company.”
Paul Merrell, CEO/Owner of Casper’s Ice Cream, added, “More important than the savings I’m receiving, I’m looking for quality care, and the quality has been outstanding.”
Sterling Medical currently has clinics in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming, with expansion across the west ongoing. If reducing costs for providing healthcare and offering professional, quality health services for employees is a priority, Sterling Medical may be the answer.