Category: Medical Solutions Benefits

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Join Rally, Earn Free Gift Cards!

UHC RallyAs a Medical Solutions Traveler, one of your many benefits is access to health insurance through United Healthcare — starting at just $15 a week for a basic, single policy. I’m a United Healthcare user myself, and recently discovered a really cool program called Rally, which United Healthcare offers all their insurance users. In the past two months, I’ve earned $100 in gift cards through this free program, so needless to say, I am big fan. Read on to learn about all the perks that come with United Healthcare’s Rally Program and how you too can get free gift cards!

To join Rally, simply log in to your UHC account at UHC.com, then click the Rally ad in the slider or the tab that reads “Rally Health Survey” to get started.

UHC Rally

UHC offers Rally, and Medical Solutions offers Travelers UHC insurance starting at just $15 per week for a single, basic policy!

Once you’re all signed up, you can get a free $25 gift card right away for completing a quick health survey that offers you personalized tips on how to achieve your optimum health. You can also earn gift cards for doing a healthcare cost estimate and completing three Missions (more on Missions below). Because we all have our own preferences, Rally lets you choose your gift card from a TON of retailers, including Amazon, Target, and Starbucks!

Rally Rewards is a tab where you can view your rewards and check for new opportunities. You can also track the Rally coins you earn for most actions on the website and spend them on entries to win prizes. Some of the prizes currently available as I write this are an iPad mini, Fire HD 7 Tablet, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo, GermGuardian Air Cleaning System, Fitbit Aria, Oster Digital Food Steamer, and a Starbucks gift card.

Rally Missions are a great way to stay on track with your wellness goals while earning coins and other rewards. Each mission falls under one of four categories: Move, Eat, Feel, and Care. Some of my favorite missions so far are Be Grateful Each Day, Cook at Home More, Work up a Sweat, Focus on Fruits and Veggies, and Do Something Creative — but there are dozens of missions covering all aspects of personal wellness, so there’s something for everybody! Users check in to share progress on their missions, which earns them coins and free gift cards when they hit certain milestones.

Rally Challenges lets users join public challenges, like virtual races, as well as private ones. Users earn coins for challenges and there’s also a handy page for viewing your completed challenges.

Rally Communities is a way for users to gain support and join conversations related to specific physical and mental health concerns. The communities are centered on topics like Fitness and Exercise, Food and Nutrition, Living Mindfully, Women’s Health, Parenting, Stress and Anxiety, as well as allergies, specific diseases and conditions, specific forms of exercise, and much more.

In summary, if you’re on United Healthcare’s insurance Rally offers you fun, free, user-friendly tools to help manage your wellness. Whether you’re into that or I had you at free gift cards (or both!), let’s Rally!

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United Healthcare Discounts for Medical Solutions Travelers

By Ashley Hartman, Benefits Administrator at Medical Solutions
United Healthcare Discounts for Medical Solutions Travelers

Make your piggy bank happy with these United Healthcare discounts for Medical Solutions Travelers!

Imagine that you went to your favorite coffee shop, paid for a cup of coffee, and when it was served there was also a bonus chocolate cupcake alongside your java! Not only does that sound like a pretty great day in the making, that’s also sort of how United Healthcare discounts for Medical Solutions Travelers work.

For those enrolled in health insurance through Medical Solutions, we wanted to remind you about the availability of United Healthcare discounts — so that you can be sure you’re getting the most out of your benefits.

While there aren’t any bonus cupcakes involved, the Health Discount Program offered through United Healthcare is a program full of bonuses that lets you save on the following health and wellness purchases:

  • Dental care — Cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening
  • Vision care — Laser eye surgery
  • Alternative care — Acupuncture, chiropractic care, massage therapy, and natural medicine
  • Long-term care services — Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, respite programs and durable medical equipment
  • Infertility treatment
  • Hearing devices
  • Jenny Craig, Nutrisystem, and other weight management programs
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Fitness clubs including Anytime Fitness, Curves, Gold’s Gym, Jazzercise, Life Time Fitness, MyGym, and Snap Fitness
  • Fitness equipment and apparel
  • Natural products and foods
  • Stress reduction and relaxation resources
  • Smoking cessation programs

Wow, that’s a lot! But how do you actually use these discounts? Here’s a quick cheat sheet:

  • Register online at www.myuhc.com. For any questions about how to register online, you can call UHC Member Services at 866.633.2446.
  • Once you’re logged in, look for the “Extra Programs and Discounts” link on the home page under “What would you like to do today?”
  • To search for a provider, program or online retailer, click the “UnitedHealth Allies” link and search by category (such as Alternative Care) and specialty (such as Massage) surrounding your zip code.
  • For individual providers, click “Select This Provider” to generate a discount confirmation. Print the confirmation and take it with you to your appointment.
  • When making an appointment, make sure to identify yourself as a UnitedHealth Allies discount program member and pay the discounted rate at time of service.
  • For national providers such as weight loss programs, follow the instructions on the Provider Profile page to purchase products or services at the discounted rate.

We hope that this information helps you take advantage of United Healthcare discounts for Medical Solutions Travelers! Now, who wants cupcakes?

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New RN to BSN Academy for Medical Solutions Travel Nurses

New RN to BSN Academy for Medical Solutions Travel Nurses

Click here to learn more about the new RN to BSN Academy for Medical Solutions Travel Nurses!

Medical Solutions Travelers are the best in class, and we’re constantly impressed by their continual efforts to improve the delivery of healthcare throughout the nation.

Speaking of class, we are super excited to announce the new RN to BSN Academy for Medical Solutions Travel Nurses!

While Medical Solutions previously offered an RN to BSN program for Travelers, the RN to BSN Academy is a new and improved version of this Traveler benefit, now in partnership with Nebraska Methodist College.

Here are some of the benefits and perks Travelers can expect from the new RN to BSN Academy:

  • 100% online and crafted especially for working RNs — do your work from anywhere with an internet connection, any time of day or night
  • Flexible start dates
  • Financial assistance package, including books and tuition
  • No need to take out more student loans
  • One-on-one relationship with an academic advisor dedicated to your success
  • Strengthen your skill set and resumé while you continue to work and travel
  • Earn your BSN in 12-24 months, depending upon any credits you transfer into this transfer credit friendly program
  • Graduate from highly respected, CCNE accredited Nebraska Methodist College
  • Be prepared for better compensation and greater access to leadership roles such as educator and practitioner

Nebraska Methodist College, an affiliate of Methodist Health System and fully accredited, private nursing and healthcare professions college, was established in 1891. (Happy 125th birthday year, guys!)

According to Dr. Susie Ward, PhD, RN, and Director of Nursing and Special Programs at Nebraska Methodist College, the BSN program is “beneficial for practicing nurses because it incorporates a community-based approach that prepares these nurses to build connections between new knowledge and actions that enhance their nursing skill-set in an increasingly complex health care delivery system.”

Or, in layman’s terms: The RN to BSN Academy is an awesome and important investment in yourself and your future!

Contact your Career Consultant or click here to learn more about the new RN to BSN Academy for Medical Solutions Travel Nurses.

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Special Oregon and Georgia Licensure Reimbursement Offer

Travel Nurse exploring in Oregon

Take in all of the gorgeous sights while you’re working in Oregon!

Would you like to land in Portlandia or otherwise embark on the Travel Nurse Oregon Trail? Of course, nowadays you don’t need a covered wagon to get there, but you do need Oregon licensure, and Medical Solutions wants to help you get it!

Oregon Stamp

Click here to find out how you can get reimbursed for your Oregon licensure.

How about sweet-as-a-peach Georgia? Has it been on your mind? It’s been on ours too, and we’d like to help you get your Georgia licensure as well.

We are currently offering full reimbursement for Oregon and Georgia licensures to Travelers who’ve completed at least two assignments with Medical Solutions.

Yes, Medical Solutions always reimburses licensure fees for the state you’re about to take your next assignment in — but this offer is extra special! Even if you do not plan on taking an Oregon or Georgia assignment right now, we will still reimburse the full cost so you’re prepared in case you need it for future assignments.

We have lots of great Travel Nursing jobs available in Oregon and Georgia, and are the top provider for several outstanding facilities in these states. This special Oregon and Georgia licensure reimbursement offer gives you a competitive advantage if you do choose to apply for any of the excellent jobs at fantastic facilities that are available in these two gorgeous areas.

Travel Nurse in Georgia

Assignments in Georgia are totally peachy!

You can choose to get your Oregon licensure, get your Georgia licensure, or get both — and Medical Solutions will reimburse your costs.

Georgia Stamp

Click here to find out how you can get reimbursed for your Georgia licensure!

Again, taking advantage of this special Oregon and Georgia Licensure reimbursement offer puts you under no obligation to take an assignment in Oregon or Georgia — next month, next year, or ever — but if you ever do decide to journey to Georgia or to hop on the Travel Nurse Oregon Trail, you’ll be as covered as an old-school pioneer wagon!

Act quickly to take advantage of this special opportunity — it won’t be around for long!

Click here to learn more about Georgia licensure reimbursement.

Click here to learn more about Oregon licensure reimbursement.  

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3 Million Dollars Paid in Traveler Loyalty Bonuses

Travel Nurse loyalty bonus

Loyal Travelers have us feeling like 3 million bucks. Thank you! Click here to find out about your loyalty bonus.

Whoa, that’s a lot of zeros and a lot of awesome Medical Solutions Travelers. What can we say, your loyalty makes us feel like 3 million bucks!

Medical Solutions has reached a major milestone — hitting 3 million dollars paid in Travel Loyalty Bonuses since the program’s inception in 2012.

Such a huge number can be hard to wrap your head around, but we totally get how it got so big. Medical Solutions Travelers are the best of the best. Your hard work, excellent patient care, and willingness to travel where you skills are needed the most make you worth every single million. We love to celebrate and reward your work ethic, and the Loyalty Bonus Program is just one way to recognize you!

The best thing about the Loyalty Program is how easy and straightforward it is. For every 600 hours worked with Medical Solutions, you’ll receive a $600 bonus. That’s it — no red tape, no muss, no fuss!

You don’t even have to sign up or keep track of your own hours. All of our Travelers are automatically enrolled in the Loyalty Program and your hours toward the Loyalty Bonus are tracked throughout the year. Of course, you can “keep score at home,” so to speak, via your weekly pay statements.

Another factor in how Traveler Loyalty Bonuses reached 3 million dollars since 2012: There is no limit to the number of Loyalty Bonuses each Traveler can claim! Again, for every 600 hours you worked with us, you get $600. So once you reach 600 hours and get your bonus, the clock resets putting you back on track to get your next bonus.

Three million adds up to a lot of loyalty from our Travelers. It thrills us to know that so many of you are happy to work with us again and again. We are perpetually honored to serve you. Here’s to the next 3 million dollars paid in Traveler Loyalty Bonuses!

Click here to read more about Medical Solutions Loyalty Program, and to find out how you can make easy, extra money just by being one of Medical Solutions’ amazing Travel Nurses.

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Wouldn’t a BONUS Be Nice?

Find out how you can earn a Loyalty or Referral bonus from Medical Solutions!

Find out how you can earn a Loyalty or Referral bonus from Medical Solutions!

As we welcome February, many of us are still paying off December’s Christmas gifts, January’s new gym memberships, and winter’s high heating bills (thanks, polar vortex!). So wouldn’t it be nice to have some extra money come your way?

Luckily, you can put a little extra padding in your wallet with Medical Solutions’ Loyalty and Referral Bonus Programs.

We are continuing our Loyalty Program in 2014, allowing all of our Travelers the chance to earn an extra $600 for every 600 hours worked with us. Another great thing about this program is that there is nothing for you to register for or keep track of. We automatically tally all eligible hours worked, and when you hit 600 hours you’ll be paid a $600 bonus. Then, the clock starts over and when you hit another 600 hours you get another $600! And so on … Click here for full details on the Loyalty Program.

Our Referral Program is another great opportunity to earn some extra cash and help get your friends working with a great Travel Nurse company. Plus, you can refer as many people as you like and you don’t even have to be a Medical Solutions employee to refer someone and claim the bonus! For every successful referral you send us — that’s a nurse who signs a contract with Medical Solutions and works at least 30 days — you’ll get $500, a laptop, or a $500 Apple gift card. Click here for full details on the Referral Program.

Remember, both the Loyalty Program and Referral Program allow you to earn multiple bonuses. There is no limit on how many times you can earn either of them!

So, what will you spend your Loyalty or Referral Bonus on? Share your ideas in the comments.

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Affordable Medical Insurance for Travelers

$10blog

You asked, we listened. Medical insurance for Travelers now starts at just $10 a week.

 

As the New Year approaches we wanted to remind you about an excellent new benefit we’re now offering our Travelers. About a month ago Medical Solutions announced a HUGE change to our Traveler medical insurance rates. Rates have been lowered to the degree that a basic, single policy costs just $10 per week! While usually changes to insurance and other benefits could affect your pay package, this change is being completely covered by Medical Solutions.

So why the big change? There are several factors that lead to this decision and amazing savings for Medical Solutions Travelers.

  • To nutshell all of this: You asked, we listened. The number one reason for this change is that our Travelers spoke loud and clear that our insurance offerings were one area where we could improve our service. We always strive to be the best possible company for our Travelers and this change was necessary to continue to achieve that.
  • Because of our old rates, we had pretty low participation in our insurance plan. As a result of that, rates continued to rise in a bit of a vicious cycle. We decided to step in and cover hundreds of dollars more towards premiums for every single Traveler on our plan in hopes that participation will increase and rates will eventually lower for everyone.
  • We want you covered. As a company that sincerely cares about its Travelers, we didn’t want to see anyone going without coverage because it was too expensive.
  • In the face of a lot of uncertainty in the world of medical insurance, including a nationwide reform that is in flux, Medical Solutions wanted our Travelers to be secure and not have to worry about what’s around the corner.

With this serious change in our insurance offerings we hope that we have provided Travelers with coverage and the peace of mind that they and their families’ health are totally taken care of.

Here are some FAQs on Medical Solutions great new insurance rates. If you have any more questions about how you can take advantage of these savings, please contact your Career Consultant.

Update, posted 2.10.15: As of April 1, 2015, medical insurance rates through Medical Solutions will start at $15 per week. Rates are subject to change annually upon open enrollment.  

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Our Travel Nurse Referral Program

travel nursing referral programDo you love Medical Solutions? Does working with us put a smile on your face and give you the warm fuzzies?

If so, we’d love for you to tell your friends about us too. The great part is that for every nurse you refer that works at least 30 days, you get your choice of:

  • $500 Cash – *only option for non-Medical Solutions employees and travelers.
  • A PC Laptop
  • A $500 Apple Gift Card

 

Sounds like a pretty great deal huh? There isn’t a limit to the amount of people your refer, either. Ready to spread the word? Learn how to refer a nurse to Medical Solutions.

 

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