Medical Benefit for A&M System Employees

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Chancellor John Sharp announced a new medical benefit to make it easier and quicker for eligible A&M System employees, retirees, and covered dependents to obtain a second medical opinion at no additional cost.

This free benefit will give access to an optional second opinion from some of the finest doctors in the country. The Texas A&M University System has partnered with 2nd.MD, a Houston-based company, to provide access to more than 300 nationally-recognized, board-certified medical specialists from institutions such as the Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins and the Cleveland Clinic. The Texas A&M System is the first public entity in the nation to offer 2nd.MD to its employees, retirees, and their dependents.

The specialists can offer a second opinion, whether it’s for a recent diagnosis, when considering surgery or evaluating a change in treatment or medication, usually within 72 hours of contacting 2nd MD. After a specialist reviews a patient’s health records, the patient can consult the doctor at an agreed upon time either by phone or video conference.

Employees, retirees and their dependents covered by the A&M Care Plan, J Plan or 65 Plus Plan are eligible for this benefit. More details are available in Chancellor Sharp’s letter, along with this set of frequently asked questions. 

To get started using this program, go to https://2nd.md/tamus. Click the “Activate” button. Enter your email address as listed in HR Connect, and follow the instructions outlined through 2nd.MD.

Please contact Engineering Human Resources at engineeringhr@tamu.edu if you have questions about this innovative program.

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