CHICAGO, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Service Benefit Plan, also known as the Federal Employee Program® (FEP®) has selected Teladoc, Inc. to provide general medical and behavioral health services for the 2018 benefit year, allowing millions of federal employees around the country anytime, anywhere to access quality health care services through multiple devices – mobile app and web video capabilities, as well as phone – along with easy-to-use tools and alerts to encourage member use and engagement.
"We are excited to offer telehealth to our members in next year's offerings," said William A. Breskin, senior vice president of government programs at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. "We are always working to provide federal workers and their families with the most innovative solutions to meet their health needs. By providing a telehealth platform for our members, they will be able to get access to quality care anywhere and at any time."
FEP has been part of the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program since its inception in 1960. It covers roughly 5.3 million federal employees, retirees and their families out of the nearly 8 million members of the federal workforce nationwide. With more than 10,000 clients – including insurers, medical providers and employers – and more than 20 million members who connect within minutes to Teladoc's network of board-certified, state-licensed physicians and therapists, Teladoc has the experience and demonstrated ability to support the needs of the diverse FEP membership.
"FEP members and their families can count on Teladoc to bring better convenience, quality and health care access, when and where they need it," said Teladoc CRO, Pete Nieves. "The Teladoc organization is committed to a successful, long-term partnership and to bringing a new level of health care service that the FEP members expect."
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About Teladoc, Inc.
Teladoc, Inc. (NYSE:TDOC) is the largest and most trusted telehealth provider in the world. Recognized by MIT Technology Review as one of the "50 Smartest Companies", Teladoc is forging a new healthcare experience with an innovative portfolio of virtual care delivery solutions. Currently, Teladoc serves more than 10,000 clients – from payers to providers to employers – and more than 20 million members who connect within minutes to Teladoc's network of more than 3,100 board-certified, state-licensed physicians and therapists, 24/7. Teladoc's services and solutions marry a highly engaging consumer experience with the latest in data and analytics, and a highly flexible technology platform. Teladoc has delivered more than 2.5 million medical visits for general medical, dermatology, counseling, psychiatry, sexual health, and tobacco cessation. For additional information, please visit www.teladoc.com.
SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield Association