Category: Medical Solutions Benefits

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Licensure and Specialty Certification Reimbursement

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Get where you want to go and save some cash along the way with our licensure and specialty certification reimbursement.

Licensure Reimbursement

One of the perks of a travel healthcare career is the ability to explore and work in new places, but this often means you will need a new license to practice in each new state where you plan to work.

Medical Solutions is happy to help you with the state licensing process, and once you’ve been placed on assignment with us, we will even reimburse you for the cost of one license per assignment!

Click here for licensing information for each state and info about the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC).

Specialty Certification Reimbursement

Your professional growth is important to us, so when you travel with Medical Solutions we will reimburse the cost for you to earn certification in your specialty or a new specialty. You must be a current Medical Solutions traveler upon successful completion of the certification program, at which point costs will be reimbursed to you.

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Personalized Pay Package

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You deserve a pay package that meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals! At Medical Solutions, we tailor your compensation to reflect what matters most to you.

Your compensation package should align with your unique needs and accomplish your unique goals. That’s why our pay packages are flexible and can be customized to fit your needs. We believe that every traveler is different and one inflexible program can’t fit everyone’s individual compensation goals.

Your personalized pay package is:

• Crafted specifically to meet your needs

• One of the best in the travel healthcare industry

• Clear and easy to understand

Your career consultant will take the time to find out what’s most important to you — whether it’s hourly pay, stipends, bonuses, per diem, etc. They will then use this information to put a package together for you that outlines each item clearly.

401(k) with Company Contribution

Medical Solutions offers travelers a 401(k) plan through Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust, with auto-enrollment after your first 30 days of work and an employer contribution of 50% of your contribution up to 4%. That’s free money for you to plan for and achieve your retirement goals! Ask your career consultant for more information.

Loyalty Bonus

All Medical Solutions travelers earn a $600 loyalty bonus for every 600 hours worked. All you need to do is focus on what you do best — caring for patients — and we’ll take care of the rest. Each traveler is automatically enrolled in this program the second they start an assignment with us. We continuously keep tabs on your hours worked throughout the year and you can check the status of your loyalty bonus with your recruiter. While on call hours do not count toward the loyalty bonus, call back and all other hours do. Also, there is no limit to the number of times you can earn a loyalty bonus! Once you hit 600 hours and earn the $600 loyalty bonus, your hours count is reset and you start earning towards your next bonus. If you take a break from traveling with Medical Solutions, your hours we’ll keep your earned hours count and they’ll be here waiting for you when you return.

Referral Bonus

Share your love for Medical Solutions with your friends and co-workers! Simply have them call 1.866.633.3548 or apply online — just make sure they mention your name and ask for your career consultant. For every nurse you refer who is a new candidate to Medical Solutions, accepts a travel nursing travel allied healthcare professional position with us, and works at least 30 days, you get a $500 cash referral bonus! So, your friend gets a great job and you get a bonus — total win-win! Plus, there is no limit to the number of people you can refer or the number of referral bonuses you can receive.

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Voluntary Benefits for Travel Nurses

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In addition to standard medical, dental, and vision benefits, Medical Solutions offers seven voluntary benefits — including short-term and long-term disability — to help protect you, your family, and your pets.

Because we’ve always got your back, Medical Solutions offers seven voluntary traveler benefit options! Read on for more info on these voluntary benefits and how you can take advantage of them as a Medical Solutions travel nurse or travel allied health professional.

Short-Term Disability Insurance

We hope you always enjoy good health and freedom from catastrophe, but this benefit offers you important financial protection in case you’re ever in an accident and suffer a disabling injury. If you’re hurt and become unable to work, you’ll directly receive cash benefits that will help you cover medical costs and/or be able to continue paying your bills. In the event you need them and qualify, these benefits will be paid to you on a monthly basis, letting you use the money however you need!

Long-Term Disability Insurance

This benefit can help protect you financially should you ever need to recover from an illness or disabling injury for a long period of time. After a waiting period, our long-term disability insurance through Cigna provides income protection to age 65 with a reduced benefit duration after age 65, monthly payments to you, and the option to spend the benefit as you see fit.

Critical Illness Insurance

Again, we wish you eternal good health. But, life happens, and that can sometimes include illness. This benefit helps protect you financially should you be diagnosed with a critical illness. If you are diagnosed with a covered critical illness, you’ll be paid cash benefits and can use that money to cover your out of pocket costs however you see fit. These benefits are also available for your spouse and/or child(ren).

Accident Insurance

Accidents happen, but just because your body takes a hit that doesn’t mean your wallet should! Our accident insurance through Voya helps financially protect you and your dependents when unexpected accidents occur by providing gap protection to cover out-of-pocket expenses due to unforeseen events, a lump-sum payment made directly to you, and the option to spend the benefit as you see fit, whether that’s on medical equipment, daily expenses, bills, or caregiving assistance.

Hospital Indemnity Insurance

An unexpected hospital stay can really take a financial toll. Our hospital indemnity insurance through Voya helps reduce the financial impact on you and your dependents when unexpected health-related events occur by providing income and gap protection to cover out-of-pocket expenses and lost wages, a lump-sum payment made directly to you, and the option to spend the benefit as you see fit, whether that’s on medical equipment, daily expenses, bills, or caregiving assistance.

Voluntary Life Insurance

What would happen to your loved ones if you died tomorrow? With our voluntary life insurance through Cigna, you can rest easy knowing your loved ones will be financially protected in the event of your death. This life insurance policy provides income protection to help your family cover your lost future wages, a lump-sum payment made to your beneficiaries, and the option to spend the benefit however your loved ones see fit. Depending on the type and amount of coverage you select, you may need to provide evidence of insurability.

Pet Insurance

Pet Insurance Humans love our pets like children, so it’s important to be able to keep them healthy and happy! Our pet insurance through Nationwide helps you give your pets quality health care, no matter the cost, by providing access to any licensed veterinarian in the world, depending on the chosen vendor, and group rates and discounts for pet medical expenses like surgeries, lab fees, routine care, and treatments.

Want to enroll in any of these voluntary benefits or have more questions?

Like your medical, dental, and vision benefits, you have 14 days from the actual start date of your contract to make voluntary benefits elections. If you elect one of these benefits, coverage begins retroactively on the actual start date of your assignment.  

Contact your career consultant to enroll in voluntary benefits or if you have more questions!

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Save the Date for Open Enrollment 2019!

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Save the Date for Medical Solutions open enrollment, October 27-November 9!

The fall season means that many beloved favorites come back around: boots and sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, football, TV premieres, and everybody’s favorite — open enrollment for benefits!

In that spirit, please save the date for Medical Solutions open enrollment, which will run October 27-November 9, 2019.

During this open enrollment, you can make any changes you’d like to your elections for the 2020 plan year.

You do not need to take any action right now — this is just a heads up that open enrollment is coming soon. Current Medical Travelers will receive email communications with more information about next steps closer to the beginning of open enrollment.

It really is a great time of year to empower yourself to make any necessary changes to your benefits elections. In the meantime, click here to explore Medical Solutions’ benefits, or, feel free to ask your Career Consultant any questions!

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United Healthcare Discounts for Travelers

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Save more pennies for a rainy day with United Healthcare discounts for Travelers!

Health insurance … what a fun topic these days, right?! Maybe not so much, but what is fun is the fact that those who take insurance through Medical Solutions are entitled to get in on several United Healthcare discounts for Travelers!

We offer our Travelers day one medical insurance through United Healthcare that starts at just $16 per week for a single, basic policy — as well as day one dental and vision benefits. But, like the proverbial cherry on top of that delicious benefits sundae, United Healthcare discounts for Travelers make a good thing even better!

UHC’s health discount program can help you save 10-50 percent on health and wellness products and services that you already pay for out of pocket.

For those who elect to take Medical Solutions’ healthcare insurance, here are some of the ways you can save.

Visit a participating provider and save on:

  • Dental care — Cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening.
  • Vision care — Laser eye surgery.
  • Alternative care — Acupuncture, chiropractic care, and massage therapy.
  • Long-term care services — Skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, and respite programs.
  • Infertility treatment — Infertility support services.
  • Hearing aids — Choose from brand-name manufacturers.

Additionally, you can save on wellness products and programs, including:

  • Weight management programs.
  • Nutrition counseling.
  • New memberships at fitness clubs including Anytime Fitness®, Curves®, Gold’s Gym®, Jazzercise®, MyGym® and Snap Fitness®.
  • Fitness equipment and apparel.
  • Groceries and nutrition.
  • Stress reduction and relaxation.
  • Smoking cessation.

Visit UnitedHealthAllies.com to sign up/register or for more information on the discounts available to you as a Medical Solutions Traveler with United Healthcare coverage. If you need help with the UHC health discount program or have questions, call 1.800.860.8773.

But wait — there’s more! In addition to UHC’s standing health discount program, you can also take advantage of a new partnership by UHC and Amazon that aims to offer you discounts on everyday health products in the following categories:

  • Allergy
  • Cough and cold
  • Fitness
  • Healthy living
  • Healthy snacks
  • Oral care
  • Pain relief
  • Stomach remedies
  • Vitamins and supplements

This is part of a new pilot program that will run through March 31, 2018, offering an additional 10 percent off eligible health and wellness products. Visit Amazon.com/UnitedHealthcare to opt in, learn more, and save now on Amazon!

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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!