In addition to providing high-quality, lower-cost medical care, direct-to-employer (DTE) contracts offer the advantage of eliminating surprise billing – an issue much on the mind of Americans these days.
Nearly half of Americans fear unexpected medical bills, a new poll shows. “Surprise medical bills are a major driver of financial anxiety and disruption for families nationwide that are already straining under the weight of an ongoing pandemic,” said Dr. Mitchell Elkind, president of the American Heart Association (AHA).
Under a DTE contract, when you visit a contracted facility, the provider bills your plan at mutually agreed-upon rates – no balance bills. Employers get the best pricing in exchange for encouraging members to visit contracted facilities.
MedBen has contracted with doctors and hospitals across the Midwest, and we continue to gain access to more exclusive DTE contracting. Call us at 888-6237-8683 to find out more.