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IAAPA and Britton Gallagher to Offer Telemedicine Program to IAAPA Members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Nov. 17, 2015

IAAPA and Britton Gallagher to Offer Telemedicine Program to IAAPA Members

(Orlando, Florida, US) – Britton Gallagher and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) announced today the availability of a new, cost-saving employee benefit for U.S.-based IAAPA members and their employees starting on Jan. 1, 2016. 

Member companies can now enroll through Britton Gallagher in a program that allows their employees to access healthcare services via the telephone, computer, and mobile app (“telemedicine”) to help reduce health care costs, improve employee productivity, and increase employee satisfaction. 

Telemedicine is an innovative service provided by Teladoc and gives members and their families 24/7/365 access to on-demand care and support for more than 900 common medical issues including cold and flu symptoms, ear infections, congestion, or sinus problems. With this model of telemedicine, there are no co-pays and no limitations on use. This allows members to reduce claims expenditure and drive down the overall cost of medical coverage. 

“We are pleased to offer IAAPA members access to telemedicine in their organizations,” said IAAPA President and CEO Paul Noland. “This innovative healthcare program enables IAAPA members of all sizes to help keep employees healthy and on the job, reducing absenteeism, and boosting employee morale.” 

Britton Gallagher will serve as the telemedicine consultant to ensure members receive the maximum benefits from the service. Through phone, video, or mobile app, patients can speak with a board-certified U.S. doctor, typically in less than 15 minutes from submitting a consultation request. Physicians can prescribe medications if needed. 

“It’s not convenient for anybody to try to see a doctor when they are sick,” says P.J. Insana, president of the employee benefits division at Britton Gallagher. “The practice of telemedicine is a step forward in the health care industry that uses telecommunications to bridge the gap of time, distance, and affordability to reach patients in need of medical attention.”

Additional information on this new program is available at the Britton Gallagher Amusement Insurance Resources booth (#2827) during IAAPA Attractions Expo 2015. Other information can be found at www.brittongallagher.com/IAAPA-telemedicine  or by calling +1 216/658-7806. 

About Britton Gallagher
Founded in 1942, Britton Gallagher, a Cleveland, Ohio-based, privately owned insurance brokerage firm, has been providing liability and risk management solutions for a diverse scope of industries. The service-based client model established Britton Gallagher as the leader in unique arenas including amusements, pyrotechnics, life sciences, professional athletes, entertainers, and executive risk, along with employee and voluntary benefits. More information on Britton Gallagher is available at www.brittongallagher.com or by calling (800) 607-4711. 

About IAAPA
Founded in 1918, IAAPA is the largest international trade association for permanently located amusement facilities and attractions and the industry’s suppliers, and is dedicated to the preservation and prosperity of the attractions industry. The association’s global headquarters is in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, and it maintains regional offices in Brussels, Mexico City, Hong Kong, and Orlando, Florida. www.IAAPA.org @IAAPAHQ 

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