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Grand Rounds Announces New Partnership with Uber Health

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Each year, more than 3.6 million people miss medical appointments due to transportation issues.1 In an effort to combat this issue, Grand Rounds has announced that it has a new partnership with ride-hailing company Uber Health.

Grand Rounds, a partner with National Insurance Services (NIS), specializes in connecting employees to high-quality care, thereby reducing healthcare claims. Available to NIS’ self-funded clients with 500+ employees, Grand Rounds’ physician assessment data empowers employees to make better overall health care decisions.

Uber Health has been partnering with healthcare organizations to help patients and caregivers get reliable rides to and from their medical appointments. Medical providers can also use Uber Health to transport crucial staff to work.

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Grand Rounds care coordinators can book an Uber for an employee while talking with them on the phone. Free rides can encourage employees to see a doctor and keep their appointment. It is also helpful for those employees who don’t know how to use the Uber app or aren’t familiar with Uber. A free ride may also make it easier for an employee to see a higher-quality doctor who is further away from them.

According to Dan Trigub, head of Uber Health, "By teaming up with Grand Rounds, our shared capabilities can simplify how members receive high-quality care, ensuring that we help remove transportation barriers and get members to the right place, at the right time."2

For more information about Grand Rounds, please contact your NIS Benefits Consultant.

 

1 https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/18/uber-grand-rounds-partner-to-give-employees-free-rides-to-the-doctor.html

2 https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/tech/uber-pushes-further-into-healthcare-to-reach-large-employers-grand-rounds-partnership

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Aaron Casper

Aaron Casper

Aaron A. Casper, Employee Benefits Consultant at NIS (National Insurance Services), understands the unique way governmental organizations operate, manage risk and develop budgets; hence, he delivers reliable solutions for his clients without short cuts or temporary fixes. Aaron advocates for his clients and prides himself on building authentic relationships, even passing up potential short-term opportunities if it doesn’t make long-term sense for his clients. His straightforward nature, integrity and astute sense of humor are why his customers consider him a valued strategic resource. Aaron Casper is a licensed insurance agent. He specializes in health insurance consulting for Minnesota schools, cities and counties including fully insured, self-insured, and stop-loss plans. Additionally, he has experience implementing OPEB liability reduction strategies as well as ensuring his clients are ACA compliant.