Category: Medical Solutions Benefits

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Open Enrollment + New Voluntary Benefits Are Here!

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Medical Solutions Open Enrollment will run October 30-November 10, 2017.

It’s Open Enrollment time for Medical Solutions employees and we have several exciting new additions and updates to share regarding this process. But just because we’re talking boring benefits doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun … Are you ready for some fun facts about Open Enrollment? You thought I’d never ask, right?!

Fun Fact: Medical Solutions Open Enrollment runs Monday, October 30, 2017- Friday, November 10, 2017.

Open Enrollment is the period of time during which you can make changes to your medical, dental, vision, and voluntary benefits elections. Medical Solutions offers passive enrollment — meaning that if you are enrolled with us already and you like your current benefits choices as-is, you do not need to take any action.

For those who do want to make changes or add voluntary benefits, you will make your new elections via your My Pay & Benefits tab at My.MedicalSolutions.com between Monday, October 30, 2017- Friday, November 10, 2017.

Fun Fact: Starting in 2018, Medical Solutions will offer you FIVE voluntary benefits!

In addition to the existing voluntary benefits we offer our Travelers — short-term disability and critical illness insurance — Medical Solutions will begin to offer pet, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance in 2018.

All five voluntary benefits will be available to employees and their dependents. When you go to make your elections this year, please consider whether to take advantage of any or all of these voluntary benefits! See page four of our Traveler Benefits Summary for more information about each of these voluntary benefits.

For critical illness, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance, you will be able to elect via your My Pay & Benefits tab at My.MedicalSolutions.com. For pet insurance, follow the link provided and for short-term disability, call the phone number provided.

Fun Fact: There will be a pharmacy change with our 2018 plan year.

Make sure to login to www.optumrx.com/CTRSS to review drug tier and formulary changes for 2018.

Fun Fact: This is the second Medical Solutions Open Enrollment period in 2017.

Why? Because beginning in 2018, Medical Solutions’ benefits plan years will run in agreement with the calendar year, as opposed to the April-March plan years we’ve had in the past. This is increasingly the standard and will also help our team members better align benefits choices with their spouse’s or parents’ plan, when applicable.

Fun Fact: It’s super easy to make your changes to your elections during Open Enrollment!

If you want to make changes to your elections for the upcoming plan year, you can first review your options in this Traveler Benefits Summary, and then follow these instructions to make your updated elections:

  • Log in at MedicalSolutions.com.
  • Click on “My Pay & Benefits” then click the “Elect” icon.
  • Click on “Menu” and select “Open Enrollment.”
  • Follow the steps to verify beneficiary & dependent information and make your new medical, dental, and vision benefits elections.
  • At this time, you should also consider if you’d like to enroll in any voluntary benefits, including: Short-term disability, critical illness, accident, hospital indemnity, or pet insurance.
  • Next, you’ll be able to see a side-by-side view of your current and new benefits elections. Once satisfied with your new elections, click “Submit.”
  • You must complete any changes by Friday, November 10, 2017.

Fun Fact/Reminder: Medical Solutions offers passive enrollment.

Medical Solutions offers passive enrollment — meaning that if you are enrolled with us already and you like your current benefits choices as-is, you do not need to take any action! Your benefits will carry over as-is into 2018.

That was a lot of fun! During Open Enrollment, be sure to carefully review your options and make the right choices for yourself and your family. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Career Consultant.

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Get a $500 Referral Bonus!

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Make it rain Medical Solutions referrals and you could earn unlimited $500 referral bonuses and be swimming cash!

If you love Medical Solutions as much as we love you, referring your friends to work with us is a total no-brainer. Your friends get a sweet gig, we get more amazing employees, patients at hospitals nationwide get superior care … and YOU get a $500 referral bonus!

That’s right, for every nurse you refer who’s a new candidate to Medical Solutions and who works at least 30 days with us, you will receive a $500 referral bonus.

While we’re guessing you are probably most likely to refer a great nurse to us, the same bonus actually applies to any referrals you might make to our internal as well. Plus, there’s absolutely no limit to the number of referral bonuses you can receive!

Ready to easily earn a cool $500? Simply have your referral call us at 1.866.633.3548 or apply online to get started — just make sure that they mention your name and ask for your Career Consultant.

We highly value the opinion of our stellar Travelers, so we really appreciate you putting us in touch with more amazing nurses like yourself. And thankfully, it’s a win-win-win situation and a great, easy way for you to make an extra $500!

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Voluntary Benefits for Medical Solutions Travelers!

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Medical Solutions’ voluntary benefits keep you covered and financially protected. Go ahead, stand under our umbrella!

Medical Solutions is committed to providing our Travelers with excellent benefits, like day one medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k with a company contribution, licensure and certification reimbursement, loyalty and referral bonuses, plus paid, private, pet-friendly housing, and so much more.

A couple of lesser-known benefits Medical Solutions Travelers can take advantage of are the voluntary benefits we offer — short-term disability insurance and critical illness insurance.

Short-term disability insurance is there to protect you and your family financially in the event that you ever have an accident, injury, or illness that prevents you from working. When you’re covered with short-term disability insurance, you’ll receive direct cash benefits that will help you make end meet while you’re on the mend. That means you can use the cash to cover whatever’s most needed in your life, whether that’s bills or medical costs.

Similarly, critical illness insurance comes into play if you’re ever diagnosed with a critical illness that prevents you from working and maintaining your income. Should you ever be diagnosed with a covered critical illness, you’ll be paid cash benefits that can be used to cover your bills and any other costs you see fit. These benefits are also accessible to your spouse and/or children.

Most of the benefits Medical Solutions offers help keep you healthy, but in the event of a short-term disability or critical illness we want to make sure you’re still taken care of. We’re always here for you — whether the day is sunny or the forecast calls for rain!

Click here to learn more about Medical Solutions’ voluntary benefits for Travelers!

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United Healthcare’s Health4Me App

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Managing your healthcare concerns … there’s an app for that!

Steady, affordable healthcare is a more important concern than ever before these days. That’s why Medical Solutions offers Travelers medical insurance starting at just $15 per week for a single, basic policy through United Healthcare — as well as the option to maintain benefits for up to 21 days (recently increased from 14 days!) in between assignments as long as you’ve already signed your next contract with us.

So, having great, affordable healthcare benefits is one part of the battle — but what about being able to easily access your benefits once you’re signed up?

Thankfully, there’s an app for that! United Healthcare’s got you covered with their awesome Health4Me app, which lets you access all your healthcare info, even when you’re on the go.

The Health4Me app is available for free to both Apple and Android customers. You simply need to register at MyUHC.com to enable both mobile and online services.

According to UHC, here’s some of the helpful stuff the app allows you to do:

  • Search for physicians or facilities by location or specialty
  • Locate urgent care clinics and ERs
  • Estimate medication costs, manage prescription claims and find pharmacies
  • Skip the phone prompts and have a service representative contact you to answer questions about claims and benefits
  • View and share member health plan ID card information
  • Find hospital quality information to help make an informed decision about the best place to get care
  • Contact a registered nurse 24/7 for advice about medical questions
  • Check the status of deductible and out-of-pocket spending
  • View, sort, and pay claims
  • Check your health reimbursement and flexible spending and health savings account balances.
  • Collect, track, and share past and current personal health records.
  • Estimate costs of common procedures and conditions

So, wherever your Travel Nurse adventures may take you, you can still keep tabs on everything health-related! Click here to learn more about the Health4Me app.

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Medical Solutions Benefits Open Enrollment Has Started!

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Spring is almost here, and with it: Medical Solutions’ Benefits Open Enrollment period, February 20-March 3, 2017!

It’s the perfect time of year to “spring clean” your benefits elections! Medical Solutions’ benefits Open Enrollment period for medical, dental, and vision will run February 20-March 3, with an effective date of April 1, 2017.

Once again this year we will offer passive enrollment — meaning that if you do not wish to make any changes to your current benefits elections, you will not need to take any action during open enrollment. But, for those who do wish to update their elections, they will be able to do so during Open Enrollment. Medical Solutions will also continue to offer basic, single medical insurance coverage starting at just $15 per week!

New enhancements for 2017 include:

  • Lower deductibles on our silver and bronze categories of medical insurance
  • Lower copays on specialty visits
  • Plan rates staying the same or slightly lower in cost — depending upon the tier of coverage chosen
  • Enhanced dental coverage with a raise in maximum coverage from $1,000 to $1,500 for in and out of network services, orthodontia, and the allowable rollover amount

Medical Solutions is committed to consistently offering our Travelers and internal employees the best in benefits, as we greatly value their health and happiness.

Current Travelers will receive more information on how to update their benefits very soon.

Happy (almost) Spring!

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Meet the New and Improved Medical Solutions 401k

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Life’s a Beach with the New and Improved Medical Solutions 401k!

Medical Solutions believes it’s important to invest in our team and to help them invest in their own future! That’s why we offer a 401k with company contribution, among other great benefits, to our internal employees and Travelers.

In 2016, we reviewed our 401k plans to ensure we were providing employees with the best possible benefit and as of December 1, 2016, switched our plans to one of the top retirement plan providers in the nation — Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust.

We’re pleased to announce that this change means employees can look forward to even more great things from their Medical Solutions 401k plan, including:

  • Lower expenses than the previous plan
  • Higher rated funds than the previous plan (per Morningstar)
  • Online investment advice at no cost
  • Single sign on access to all Wells Fargo accounts via WellsFargo.com
  • Lower account distribution fees
  • State of the art mobile app features
  • Income replacement ratio tracking
  • More targeted and relevant participant communications

Additionally, we’ve streamlined the enrollment process so that new employees will be auto-enrolled in their 401k after 30 days working with us! Travelers will be auto-enrolled at 3%, and Medical Solutions matches 50% of their contribution up to 3%. Of course, if 401k and free money from a company contribution isn’t your thing, you have the option to opt out within the first 90 days of your first contribution.

We hope this upgraded benefit will make you happy and help you save for a future so bright you’ll need to wear shades while basking in a well-deserved, well-funded retirement!

For more information on Medical Solutions’ personalized pay packages and 401k, click here or feel free to contact your Career Consultant!

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Master Your Medical Benefits at MyUHC.com

Master Your Medical Benefits at UHC.com

MyUHC.com give you the power to manage your medical benefits on the go!

Medical Solutions fully understands how important benefits are as part of your total compensation package as a Travel Nurse. That’s why we go above and beyond to offer you industry-leading benefits!

In addition to that, we always want to make sure that you have all the information you need to get the most value out of your benefits, so we periodically like to update you with tips and reminders that can put you in the driver’s seat and ensure that.

For example, if you are taking advantage of medical insurance with us through United Healthcare, we want to make sure that you know what an awesome tool MyUHC.com is for you!

Especially as a Travel Nurse on the go, MyUHC.com offers you all the tools you need to manage your health benefits in an easy-breezy, mobile-friendly manner. You’re often in a new place, and this site can help you easily find out where to go in your new area should you get sick. Or, maybe your ID cards were mailed to your perm address — this site has you covered!

On MyUHC.com you can:

  • View and manage your claims and account balances
  • Find an in-network provider
  • Manage your prescriptions
  • View a PDF of your ID card
  • Estimate healthcare costs
  • Chat with healthcare professionals
  • Earn free gift cards and rewards through Rally
  • Instigate virtual visits
  • Explore discount programs through UHC — and much more!

And, of course, there is an app for that, too! United Healthcare’s Health4Me App offers you all the same information to help you manage and make the most of your medical benefits.

To learn more about these helpful tools, visit WelcomToMyUHC.com, where you’ll find several short videos and tools on touring MyUHC.com, managing claims, virtual visits, Rally, and more.

So there you go: Just one more thing to be thankful for this November!

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New Website Celebrates Travel Nurses, Offers More Resources

Take advantage of our new website! Find Travel Nursing jobs faster and save your favorite ones with the new "Save Jobs" feature.

Take advantage of our new website! Find Travel Nursing jobs faster and save your favorite ones with the new “Save My Jobs” feature.

So you’ve probably noticed by now, there’s something different about Medical Solutions. That’s right — we’ve got a fancy new website!

Medical Solutions redesigned the site with your busy Travel Nurse lifestyle in mind. That means you have access to even MORE beneficial Travel Nurse resources and tools right at your fingertips. We’ve made it even easier for you to:

  • Find Travel Nursing jobs quicker with the improved jobs board search results
  • Take control of your Travel Nursing job hunt with a “Save My Jobs” feature
  • Chat with a Career Consultant online
  • Access the site while you’re on the road with your smartphone or mobile device
  • Log into “My Medical Solutions” faster

Plus, the user-friendly site is now full of pictures and testimonials from the adventures of your fellow Travelers! It’s just another way we wanted to celebrate YOU and your hardworking, adventurous career. So, what are you waiting for? Stay awhile, and check out our new online digs. Don’t forget to let us know what you think — contact your Career Consultant today!

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Medical Solutions Has Your License to Adventure

State Licensure Reimbursement

Developing and practicing your nursing skills across state lines is easy when you travel with Medical Solutions. We’ll reimburse you for any state license and specialty certification fees you incur while on assignment.

During your time as a Travel Nurse, you’ve stacked up some pretty impressive stats — you’ve explored some amazing cities, met tons of new people, and sharpened your clinical skills. While it’s always fun to discover new places, many Travel Nurses quickly learn it can also be expensive and timely to pay for new state licenses or to earn specialty certification.

Luckily, when you travel with Medical Solutions, we offer to reimburse you for state licenses or specialty certification. Sounds pretty great, right?

Here’s how it works:

If you incur expenses for your license because of your assignment, we will reimburse you for the cost of one license reimbursement per assignment!  Likewise, Medical Solutions will also reimburse the cost for you to earn certification in your specialty. Please note you must be a current Medical Solutions Traveler upon your successful completion of the certification program before costs will be reimbursed to you.

Plus, as a Medical Solutions Traveler, you’re covered for all health-related, pre-screening items needed before you start an assignment. That means you don’t have to pay for any flu shots, vaccines, physicals, and/or drug screening tests. Medical Solutions also pays for your background, employment verification and reference checks.

Medical Solutions is here to help you advance your Travel Nursing career, whether that means reimbursing you for a state license or specialty certification. Want to learn more about these amazing benefits? Click here for more information about the state licensure reimbursement or here for specialty certification reimbursement.

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Medical Solutions’ Pet Benefits are the Cat’s Meow

Medical Solutions knows it's not home unless your fur-babies are there!

Medical Solutions knows it’s not home unless your fur babies are there. That’s why we make it easy for you to travel with your pets.

Where would Dorothy be without Toto? And who’s Turner without Hooch?

At Medical Solutions, we understand the powerful bond pet owners have with their pets. They’re not just your pets — they’re family! That’s why we pride ourselves on being the pet-friendliest Travel Nurse company out there. When you travel with Medical Solutions, we do everything possible to make sure that you have safe, secure, pet-friendly housing.

In fact, we’ll find housing alternatives for you if your pet is considered an aggressive breed by most properties, and we place up to four pets per apartment. We will even upfront the cost of your pet deposit for you, so you’ll have one less thing to worry about during the moving process. Please note that you are still responsible for your pet(s) if they should cause any damage.

Whether your pet is of the furry, fluffy, or feathery variety, Medical Solutions understands that traveling with your buddy can be challenging. For example, you might ask yourself:

  • How will your furry sidekick handle moving to a new location?
  • Where should you go if your feathery friend gets sick while you’re on assignment?
  • Where’s the nearest dog park?

As a Medical Solutions Travel Nurse, taking your pet along for the ride is one thing you don’t have to worry about. We take all the guesswork out of traveling with pets, and provide access to all kinds of pet tips, advice, and educational resources. Plus, we offer tons of discounts on important pet needs and supplies, such as pet health insurance and pet medications. We even honor your pets with a Pet of the Month recognition program. At the end of the day, Medical Solutions wants you and your pet to worry less about moving and focus more time on belly rubs and chew toys.

Click here to learn more about Medical Solutions’ pet-friendly benefits!

 

 

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