American Well selected as BCBS’ telehealth partner of choice

American Well

American Well has been selected as the telemedicine partner of choice for Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans in more than half of the United States.

“The ability to see a doctor instantly, from your home or smartphone, is now reality for millions of people who have trusted their healthcare to the Blues.”Today, 29 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans rely on American Well to deliver care to members across 26 states. LiveHealth Online alone provides telehealth services for Blue plans in 14 states. Since partnering with American Well in 2012, LiveHealth Online has been offering virtual doctor visits as a covered benefit, which now includes more than 15 million members. Starting January 1st 2016, American Well will reach an additional 10 million users.

“The ability to see a doctor instantly, from your home or smartphone, is now reality for millions of people who have trusted their healthcare to the Blues,” said Dr. Roy Schoenberg, CEO, American Well. “We are honored to do our part in making high-quality medical care much more accessible and significantly less painful.”

American Well’s full-service telehealth platform includes mobile, smartphone, traditional phone, and kiosk-based care delivery. In addition to health plans, American Well also serves hospitals and health systems, employers, and physician practice groups, as well as end users through its telehealth app, Amwell.