Employees and covered dependents who are enrolled in LCC plans through the Western Michigan Health Insurance Pool (WMHIP) have the opportunity to participate in online doctor visits. All WMHIP plans cover online doctor visits through Amwell for convenient, affordable care for non-emergency illnesses like colds, sinus infections, sprains or rashes.
With 24/7 online health care, you can have a live, on-demand visit with a board-certified doctor through Amwell, a leading telehealth provider. The $49 visit is a covered benefit under all WMHIP Plans and is subject to your plan deductible and applicable office visit copayment.
The cost of the visit will provide significant savings to you – and to your WMHIP plan. Seeing an online provider costs less than in-person doctor visits or emergency room treatment. Statewide, the average office visit costs $132 and the average emergency room visit costs $1,023.
Regular maintenance of chronic medical conditions, emergencies, and serious or life-threatening conditions are not appropriate uses of online health care. If you have serious medical concerns, call 911 or contact your family doctor.
Using online care to meet with a doctor is like using a video chat tool. Your information is private, and Amwell meets all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
The doctor will consult with you as long as needed. Most online health care sessions last about 10 minutes, and the average wait time to see an Amwell doctor is three minutes.
In addition to cost savings, 24/7 online healthcare can be helpful when your own doctor is not available. Online healthcare is a convenient, affordable, quick and easy tool to keep available for your healthcare needs.
Enroll now for when you need a doctor later:
- Mobile: Download the Amwell app
- Web: Go to bcbsm.amwell.com
- Phone: 844.733.3627.
Use service key BCBSM and add your WMHIP health plan information.
Additional information is available from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.