Give Virtual Care’s Health Tech App a good option for employees without medical insurance
By Megan Wahl -
Tuesday Aug 02, 2022
Arizona-based company Give Virtual Care (GVC) recently announced it has created a first of its kind, non-insurance healthcare solution for businesses of all sizes.
The Give Virtual Care Health Tech app is an affordable membership-based platform that provides general and mental health services, crisis care, expert second opinions and discounted prescriptions without the limited healthcare hours, limitations and long wait times that comes with traditional offerings.
Give Virtual Care was created by founder and CEO Tim Ummel after he saw a real need for an alternative to health insurance, which was sparked by the March 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Ummel, who has an extensive background in technology and development industries, immediately noticed how certain categories of employees — such as hourly, part-time, seasonal and 1099 — were affected by the lack of affordable and readily available healthcare. His focus has since been to provide those affected, adult students or those without insurance a very solid alternative.
“There is a segment of workers that have often been left out of traditional employer sponsored health insurance plans, but with the GVC Health Tech app, businesses are able to step up for their employees,” Ummel said. “They now have a healthcare solution to offer hourly, part-time, seasonal and 1099 employees. Higher education institutions can also offer it to students as a supplement to the student health centers.”
Ummel has launched several technology-related companies and the transition to healthcare was a natural fit. With the B2B GVC Health Tech app, he has developed the first-ever aggregated services Virtual Healthcare Membership model covering exactly what Americans use and need daily.
The GVC Health Tech app is private labeled for each respective business, which creates a powerful attraction and retention tool for employers. In addition, each membership includes the member plus a spouse or life partner and up to 15 children or family members in the home.
Regardless of the day or time, members have unlimited and immediate virtual access to general health doctors and licensed mental health professionals without having to pay a copay. They can make appointments for expert second opinions and order discounted prescriptions with the touch of a button. The app is also HIPAA complaint.
“Along with providing healthcare solutions, the GVC Health Tech app is a win for businesses because it sets them apart from competitors and leads to more hires and better employee retention,” said Ummel. “The access to a healthcare membership could also lead to reduced absenteeism and increased productivity.”
Give Virtual Care (GVC) is an alternative solution to traditional health insurance. It’s a virtual healthcare membership for individuals without health insurance. The GVC Health Tech app, available through the Apple and Android stores, provides access to best-in-class telehealth services for up to seventeen people in one household for $30 per month. Fully integrated for Spanish and English-speaking members, the GVC Health Tech app includes unlimited virtual access to doctors, reduced cost prescriptions and unlimited access to crisis care counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no co-pays and no hidden costs to members. For more information, please visit http://www.gvchealthtech.com.