Resources


Information For Your Employees

Understanding how to use their health insurance most effectively can be a difficult task for your employees. We also understand that the time commitment associated with running a successful business doesn’t allot for much time to educate your employees on your own. Community Health Options has a suite of resources available to you to ensure your employees know how to utilize their health insurance in a way that not only keeps them healthy, but keeps your bottom line healthy as well.
 

Sample Topics in the Health Insurance Explained Video Series:

To view more of our videos, please visit our YouTube Channel.

 

More Resources

  • The Community Health Options Difference - When you enroll with Health Options, you have a team that stands behind you, ready to help. 
  • Doing Business with Us - Find out if you business qualifies for our small business plans.
  • Understanding Your Medical Benefits - General information about your Community Health Options plan, including where to go for your healthcare.
  • Pharmacy Benefits - Filling prescriptions made easy with information on our prescription drug benefits that fit your needs.
  • Rx Savings Solutions - Community Health Options has partnered with Rx Savings Solutions to provide you with a no-cost benefit that helps you and your family save money on prescription medications. Learn more about Rx Savings Solutions and start saving money today.
  • Chronic Illness Support and Care Management - Details on these great plan features. 
  • Our Behavioral Health Approach - Health Options firmly believes in treating the whole person- that includes physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder services.  Find out more here. ​

  • Preventive Services – We want to support and encourage your efforts to protect and promote you and your family’s greatest asset, your health. Many preventive health care services including screenings, checkups and counseling cost you nothing.
  • Safe Use of Prescription Medications - Studies show that more than half of the adults in the U.S. take at least one prescription and that 20% are taking at least five. Here are some simple ideas you can use to stay organized and track your medicines.
  • Wellness and Prevention - Information about our wellness program, to help in achieving better health overall.​
  • Health Insurance Glossary - Many commonly used terms are defined. 
  • http://www.comparemaine.org - Know what to expect before you receive care.  CompareMaine shows the average cost of common healthcare procedures at different facilities in Maine. You can also see patient experience ratings and how Maine hospitals compare on patient safety.  Please note that the cost estimates on CompareMaine are median payments. They are meant to serve as a reference point for comparison. In order to find out your actual payment, please contact the facility that you are interested in. For more information, please contact the Maine Health Data Organization at: 

Maine Health Data Organization
Mail: 102 SHS, Augusta, ME 04333-0102
Office: 151 Capitol Street, Augusta, ME 04333-0102
Phone: 207-287-6722  

 

Our Commitment to Developing Innovative Resources for You

We offer webinars and other tools that provide your organization with access to innovative programs, resources and employer-directed best practices from industry experts, leading-edge employers and peers. Learn more. To register for an upcoming webinar and view archives of past presentations, visit our Webinars Page. 


Tangible Benefits of Worksite Wellness

There is a growing recognition that health-related productivity loss and absences due to illness and other factors add compelling cost burdens to employers. On the contrary, healthy employees translate into productive employees and productive employees ultimately have a positive impact your bottom line. Our focus is to ensure small and medium sized employers have the information they need to implement practical and cost-friendly wellness programs to improve the health of their employees efficiently and effectively.
 

Tax Credits for Small Business Wellness Programs

In some states, employers with 20 or fewer employees may qualify for a tax credit of up to $2,000 for wellness activities.  If you are offering your employees health education, behavioral change programs or incentive awards to employees engaging in regular exercise – Maine’s Credit for Wellness Programs is for you. Behavioral change programs include counseling, seminars or classes on nutrition, stress management, or smoking cessation.  The tax credit is calculated $100 per employee up to 20 employees or the total expenditure to develop, institute and maintain a wellness program made during the taxable year up to $2,000.