In an effort to help control health insurance costs, Oxford Health Plans has released the following piece, which helps subscribers identify the proper medical facility to use depending on their particular medical need:

Oxford – ER Visits vs Urgent Care Visits

In addition, Oxford also has an “On Call” phone number for subscribers to use if they are unsure as to what medical setting they should pick for a medical need they are experiencing. The phone number is 800-201-4911.

Remember, emergency room (ER) costs are incredibly inflated and can have a negative effect on large group premium rates. As a result, employers and subscribers should choose where they should receive care wisely as to avoid reduced coverage and higher premiums in the future. Oxford has a large amount of Urgent Care Facilities in their network. If employees use them, they can get quicker access to care while controlling claim costs in non-emergency situations.

For more information regarding Oxford Health Plans, contact a New York insurance broker.