WEOKIE Federal Credit Union By WEOKIE Federal Credit Union • September 4, 2019

How to Minimize Sick Days With WE Care Savings

What would you do if you were sick, yet too busy and cash-strapped to see the doctor right away? Sometimes it’s just too difficult to take time off. About 60% of U.S. workers have a fixed number of sick days and just 4% say they always have time off when they need it.

That’s why WEOKIE created the WE Care Savings Account to support your wellness of mind, body, and wallet. If you have an emergency and need fast access to healthcare, a WE Care Savings plan could be the perfect solution.

What is WE Care Savings?

WE Care Savings is a WEOKIE program that provides a high-yield savings account, plus an innovative virtual wellness program, supporting both your physical and financial health. Saving for a health emergency is one of the best ways to prepare for an unexpected crisis that could put your family in a bind.

A high-interest savings account is the perfect place to keep an emergency fund because it builds interest while keeping your money instantly available. There’s no minimum deposit to open one of these accounts, and interest is compounded monthly and added to your account.

It comes with round-the-clock virtual healthcare assistance, when you set up a WE Care Savings plan. Read on to learn more about how it works.

How Does a WE Care Savings Account Work?

When you have a WE Care Savings Account, you receive two FREE virtual visit reimbursements to Norman Regional Care per the calendar year with your WEOKIE check card. These reimbursements are credited to your checking account within 30 days.

This is a huge help when you’re busy, sick, and don’t need the added stress and financial burden of visiting a doctor. WEOKIE helps you get the care you need quickly and at no cost after the reimbursement.

The WE Care Savings Account also earns higher interest than other types of accounts. It has a yield of 1.61% paid on balances up to $5,000 and a standard savings interest above $5,000, adjusted for market conditions.

That means you can live your life, get the healthcare assistance you need, and still be building interest along the way. It’s a special WE Care Savings service offered only by WEOKIE.

What are the Virtual Visits Like?

If you’ve never experienced a virtual visit, get ready for a refreshingly easy approach to healthcare. You have 24/7/365 access to Norman Regional’s Virtual Care center, with no appointment needed.

Use two-way video, phone calls, and other methods to communicate with physicians who can review your health history, ask and answer questions, diagnose conditions, and prescribe medications you may need. Most Virtual Care visits take about 10 minutes.

The physician will send any prescriptions directly to the pharmacy and can make recommendations about over-the-counter medication solutions.

If you or someone in your family has a cold, the flu, a fever, rashes, allergies, an ear infection, a sinus infection, pink eye, or another common condition, you can get immediate healthcare assistance without leaving your home. What a relief!

How Do I Set Up a WE Care Account?

It just takes 3 simple steps to set up a WE Care Account with WEOKIE.

1-Enroll and get the app. Create a WE Care virtual account and enter WEOKIE in the service key box as you enroll. This will store your information securely so you’re ready for a future virtual visit. Download the app and you’ll be ready for the next step.

2-Choose a provider. You’ll see a list of virtual visit doctors, plus ratings, and additional information so you can make the right choice for your healthcare.

3-Visit virtually. When it’s time for a visit, use the mobile app for high-quality streaming video during the appointment. Speak with a doctor 24 hours a day from anywhere in the world. IMPORTANT: Make sure you pay with your WEOKIE debit card to receive the reimbursement.

If you have any additional questions about the WE Care Savings plan, take a look at our Virtual Care page or contact WEOKIE for more help. WEOKIE cares about your family and hopes WE Care Savings will help support your total wellness, from physical health to financial health.

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