Two new programs connect you

to the resources you need

We’re excited to announce that during the second quarter of this year, Pearson Benefits will be implementing these two innovative programs to help you manage your health.

Introducing telemedicine healthcare goes hi-tech with virtual doctor visits

You spoke and we listened. Don’t have time to leave work to visit the doctor? Away from home and need to see a physician for those pesky allergies? Soon you’ll be able to access a doctor without having to travel anywhere, through telemedicine.

How it works

Telemedicine enables patients with acute, non-emergency needs to have quick access to physicians via live video or telephone for less than the cost of an office-visit copay. The kinds of conditions generally treated via telemedicine include allergies, bronchitis, cold & flu symptoms, pink eye, ear infections and more.

Telemedicine does not replace your relationship with your doctor. It is simply a convenient way to receive care quickly and at an affordable cost. Watch your home mail in April for more information announcing the new program!

Guided Patient Support (GPS™) new program helps you navigate the healthcare system

GPS stands for Guided Patient Support (GPS™), and starting April 1, Pearson will offer the GPS program from Consumer’s Medical Resource (CMR®).

GPS is a benefit designed to help all benefit-eligible employees and their household members get current, comprehensive, objective, and personalized information and support about any medical diagnosis or health topic.

How GPS can help you and your family

GPS helps you become a better health care consumer by helping to answer the five most important questions in health care: What do I have? What do I need? Where do I go? What will it cost? How do I connect?

This service is confidential, independent of any insurance company, and will be available at no cost.

You will receive more information about this exciting new benefit in a packet that will be mailed to your home address in April.

Here are just a few of the many different topics you can get detailed information about through GPS:

  • ADHD
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Childhood Development and Illness
  • Depression
  • Diabetes

  • Digestive Disorders
  • Finding quality health care
  • Healthy weight loss
  • Infertility
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • LASIK Surgery
  • Managing and Preventing Elevated Cholesterol
  • Managing and Preventing High Blood Pressure
  • Knee injury
  • Skin cancer
  • Smoking cessation
  • Stress management

Valuable information plus a bonus—a $400 gift card*!

Pearson and GPS want to make sure you and your family have all the information needed to make informed health care decisions. So if you or a covered dependent is recommended for any one of the five following surgeries, contact GPS and see if you are eligible for a $400* gift card.

  • Low back
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hip replacement
  • Weight loss (obesity)
  • Knee replacement

*The $400 gift card subject to taxation
according to IRS guidelines.

Note: Information was current as of 03-06-14 and is subject to change.