GVC Creates Non-Insurance Healthcare Membership

by Mike Hunter

GVC (Give Virtual Care) Health Tech is a non-insurance, best-in-class, virtual healthcare solution offering a comprehensive healthcare membership of unlimited virtual access for general health, mental health, crisis care, expert second medical opinions and discounted prescriptions. 

With labor shortages plaguing the country, the GVC private-labeled Give Virtual Care App brings an affordable and immediate solution to help large and small companies attract and retain part-time, hourly, seasonal and 1099 employees that do not qualify for the employer-sponsored health plan. GVC decreases employee absenteeism, increases productivity and differentiates companies from their competitors. 

GVC Health Tech’s monthly membership includes the member plus a spouse or life partner and up to 15 additional family members in the home.

Tim Ummel, president and CEO, says the idea for GVC began in March 2020, when the quarantine happened and people began to lose their jobs. “I began thinking about my friends in the golf industry who are 1099 or contract workers, who are hourly or part-time employees. And how there is this gap that exists in the healthcare industry that needed to be addressed for anyone who is out of work or who is not eligible for company health insurance policies.”

For Ummel, COVID opened the door to creativity. “COVID has changed the way we think, the way we work. There are no rules, no office to confine us,” he says. “I wanted to blend tech and social impact to do good in the world and GVC Health Tech is the result of that.”

Taking the advice, “Yesterday is over. I can’t change it; I can only focus on tomorrow,” Ummel says, “I focus on the business and the mission and how we can keep propelling it forward.”  

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