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Advantec Announces Partnership with Teladoc
Sep 13, 2010 (02:09 PM EDT)


TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Advantec, an innovative provider of HR, Payroll and Benefits services to small and mid-sized businesses, announced today a new partnership with Teladoc, the nation's leading provider of telehealth medical consultations.

All Advantec clients will have the option to offer Teladoc's services to their employees.  Teladoc is a national network of board-certified physicians that provide telehealth consultations 24/7, using detailed medical histories to diagnose and recommend treatment for common and routine illnesses via telephone and video consults.

"At Advantec, we believe that the heart of any company's business is its employees.  We are always looking for products and services to further the health of our clients and the organizational health of their businesses.  Teladoc will help our clients by reducing time and productivity lost due to the minor illnesses of employees and their dependents," said Bill Zint, Vice President of Product Innovation at Advantec.

Advantec expects that its clients who utilize Teladoc will see fewer sick days, increased productivity from a more consistently healthy workforce, and reduced health care costs resulting from fewer emergency room visits.  

"By offering its clients access to Teladoc's network of board-certified physicians, Advantec is demonstrating its commitment to quality and innovation. Our physicians offer care to those who need it by resolving medical issues at a fraction of the cost and time of visits to urgent care facilities, emergency departments, and doctor's offices. This partnership is just one more way that Advantec is taking a holistic view of healthcare and finding new ways to mitigate increasing access to care problems, improve client satisfaction, and reduce costs," said Jason Gorevic, Teladoc CEO.  

Recently recognized as one of Tampa Bay's Healthiest Employers by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Advantec has a longstanding commitment to improving the health of its own employees as well as that of the nearly 30,000 workers employed by Advantec clients.

About Advantec

Advantec delivers HR, Payroll and Benefit Services to small and mid-sized companies.  By taking a 360 degree view of their business needs, Advantec helps its clients mitigate risk, improve processes, reduce costs and attract and retain top talent.  For more information please visit www.advantec-hr.com or call 1-877-ADVANTEC.

About Teladoc

Founded in 2002, Teladoc is a nationwide network of licensed, board certified primary care physicians, providing cross-coverage services on demand.  Teladoc physicians have access to the member's (CCR-compliant) electronic medical record and can remotely diagnose and treat routine non-emergency medical problems.  All Teladoc physicians are carefully credentialed and covered by medical malpractice insurance.  Teladoc members have access to locally licensed physicians 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Teladoc currently provides access to a physician in less than 30 minutes, on average, with a 97 percent approval rating from member patients.  Contact 800-835-2362 or www.Teladoc.com.

CONTACT:

Alexis Borucke

813-207-8652

aborucke@advantec-hr.com



SOURCE Advantec