Another telemedicine startup, Sherpaa, has a slew of handpicked doctors and medical professionals who work full-time for the company and are on call via a smartphone app. You can message a doctor to see if you need to go to the ER, or if you have a less serious ailment, you can receive a quick diagnosis and prescriptions. It also includes mental health professionals as well as information about alternative treatments that are covered -- or aren't covered -- by your insurance.
When you receive a bill, you can snap a photo and let the professionals at Sherpaa do the legwork to ensure that you pay only the amount you owe through your insurance. For users, it can help cut out-of-pocket expenses, deliver faster treatment, and limit the number of doctor visits. For companies that implement Sherpaa, it can help manage premiums, keep employees in the office, and lessen the burden on HR to explain and clarify insurance questions from workers.