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Cypress has added Consult A Doctor to our portfolio of innovative, cost-saving services. This service offers members nationwide, 24/7 access to telephone and secure e-mail consultations with U.S.-licensed physicians who can provide specific answers to medical questions and advice regarding non-emergency, routine medical conditions, as well as discuss symptoms, recommend treatment options, diagnose many common conditions, and prescribe medication when appropriate. The service also offers centralized medical records and online tools designed to encourage healthier lifestyles. Learn more about Consult A Doctor™ and how it will save your health plan money. <back to top>
On May 10, 2010, the IRS, DOL, and HHS released guidance on the dependent coverage provision of the "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." These regulations provide that a group health plan or health insurance issuer offering dependent coverage of children must make such coverage available for children under age 26. The regulations also provide for new enrollment opportunities and written notice requirements, specify content of written notices and restrict how plans may define "Dependent."Learn more details about these and additional requirements of the new regulations. <back to top>