I understand the Free Membership but I’m confused about the Premium Membership. What’s the difference and how do I subscribe to Premium Membership with Bennabis Health?The Free Membership is our current offering (March 2021) and is available for everyone who visits our site.
Our goal is to have medical marijuana be a covered benefit much like your other prescription medications. We are working toward that goal and you can show your support by joining for free here! To achieve this goal, Bennabis Health is building our dispensary network for our members, which will become available later in the year. Once in place, Premium Memberships will be available for an economical fee and Premium Members will benefit from product discounts at our network dispensaries in addition to our current website offerings. Until then, we hope you enjoy our free articles, stories and information.
I’ve joined Bennabis Health through a patient support group organization. Is my membership any different than the Bennabis Health Free Membership?Thanks for joining! We are thrilled that your support organization is one of our alliance partners.
Right now, all memberships include the same free access regardless of how you join, so tell everyone you know! Our goal is to have medical marijuana be a covered benefit much like your other prescription medications. We are working toward that goal and you can show your support by telling your friends about us too! When the Bennabis Health Premium Membership is available, it will be offered to all members and we will dedicate time and resources to work very closely with our alliance partners to develop condition-specific education and information to share with you and your support community.
I like reading the patient stories and can really identify with them in my own situation. How can I share my story?So glad you like this section! We know the power of reading and listening to others and the healing power of sharing your own experiences.
Please feel free to write your story and submit it directly to Bennabis Health! If writing isn’t your thing, we have a team of writers that can help! Please email [email protected] for additional information or to submit your story and we will respond as soon as possible!
What are the Subscription Terms for Premium Membership?Premium Membership subscriptions are billed annually in one lump sum.
Your yearly subscription will automatically renew on your annual renewal date unless you turn off auto renewal in your membership settings at least 14 days before your annual renewal date. We will automatically charge you the then-current rate for your Premium Membership every year upon renewal until you cancel. You authorize us to store your payment method(s) and to automatically charge your payment method(s) every year until you cancel. We may change your plan’s rate each annual renewal term, and we will notify you of any rate change.
If your primary payment method fails, you authorize us to charge any other payment method in your account. If you have not provided us a backup payment method(s) and you fail to provide payment, or if all payment methods in your account fail, we may suspend your subscription. You can edit your payment information anytime in your Bennabis Health account page.
If your initial Premium Membership subscription was part of the Introductory Premium Membership Promotion, your initial term is fifteen (15) months at the price of a twelve (12) month subscription. Your Introductory Premium Membership will automatically convert to an annual twelve (12) month subscription at the end of the fifteen (15) month introductory term. Your annual subscription will automatically renew on the date of the expiration of the introductory fifteen (15) month term which shall be your annual renewal date going forward unless you turn off auto renewal in your membership settings at least 14 days before this annual renewal date. You authorize us to store your payment method(s) and to automatically charge your payment method(s) every year until you cancel. We may change your plan’s rate each annual renewal term, and we will notify you of any rate change.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
What if I change my mind and want to cancel my Premium Membership?Your yearly subscription will automatically renew on your annual renewal date unless you turn off auto renewal in your membership settings at least 14 days before your annual renewal date.
There are no refunds but you will have the benefits of the membership until the end of your term.
Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions.
This is a great concept but my clients need basic education about the benefits of medical cannabis before they will consider adding Bennabis Health as an employee benefit. How can you assist me in educating my clients?Thanks, great question.
Bennabis Health is building a library of resource materials on this website that provides published information regarding regulations, medical conditions and other relevant topics that you and your clients can access free of charge. To view all of our Employer benefits click here. For assistance with specific issues unique to your client base, please contact us at [email protected].
Will you provide documents for me to use as sales tools for my clients?Yes, as Bennabis Health builds our dispensary network and information library, we are creating free, customizable resources available for presentations and proposals.
Check back soon or contact us at [email protected] for additional information.
How do I get more information about becoming a Broker for Bennabis Health?It’s easy!
Just contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to discuss how we can bring you into the Bennabis Health family.
Federal and state legislative issues make it problematic for my company to consider covering medical marijuana as a benefit. How can Bennabis Health help in that regard?In states with medical marijuana programs, Bennabis Health manages the transactions between the payor and the dispensary, simplifying the process for both by enabling the payor to pay Bennabis Health rather than the dispensary.
This provides payors with a layer of protection from uncertain federal risk.
Have any states required that medical marijuana be covered as a benefit?Thanks for the question. Courts in CT, MN, NH, NJ, NM and NY, for example, have allowed or required employee reimbursement by Workers’ Compensation carriers, at least to some extent if medical cannabis is prescribed as a direct result of the worker’s injury.
Bennabis Health will smooth the transition for reimbursement for all involved.
Reliable sources indicate that medical marijuana can help some people with chronic conditions but it is very expensive and my employees have to pay out of pocket for their medical marijuana. Is there an alternative?Yes, Bennabis Health is your alternative!
If you are self-insured or a TPA, you determine the coverages you offer and can opt to provide a medical marijuana payment plan benefit. We would be happy to review our Bennabis Health plan solution with you. Please contact Don Parisi, our President, at [email protected] for additional information and to schedule an introductory call.
My employer hasn’t offered coverage for my medical marijuana. How can I help that to happen?We would love to review our Bennabis Health plan solution with your employer.
Please share this website with your employer and have them contact Don Parisi, our President, at [email protected] for additional information and to schedule an introductory call.
I doubt my employer will ever provide coverage for medical marijuana. How can you help me and my family?The Bennabis Health Premium Membership can help.
Bennabis Health is building our dispensary network, which will become available later in the year. Once in place, Premium Memberships will be available for an economical fee and Premium Members will benefit from product discounts at our network dispensaries. For now, we hope you enjoy our free articles, stories and information. Our goal is to have medical marijuana be a covered benefit much like your other prescription medications. We are working toward that goal and you can show your support by joining for free here!
We have thought about providing some kind of medical marijuana coverage but do not know where to start. Can you help?Thanks, great question.
This is exactly the reason that Bennabis Health was founded. Our goal is to reduce your costs while improving access to medical marijuana for your policyholders and, together, improve patient outcomes.
We are happy to schedule an introductory meeting with you at your convenience. Please send your contact information to Don Parisi, President, at [email protected]. We’ll contact you to schedule an overview and exploratory meeting with you and your team.
Our Medical Directors are against considering medical marijuana because of a perceived lack of scientific evidence regarding its use and value. Is this true?No.
While it may have been true several years ago, it is not now. Meta-analyses and studies from peer-reviewed journals are now available, providing multiple data and outcomes driven-data regarding at least 50 medical conditions that benefit from medical marijuana. Our research partner, CERI, is one of our best sources for scientific information and reviews: www.ceriusa.org. If your Medical Directors have specific interest areas, please let us know.
How will working with Bennabis Health benefit my dispensary?Our value proposition is unique, innovative and diverse.
As a participating dispensary, Bennabis Health will direct new clients to you from our Premium Membership base, health related associations, and in the future, employers and health plans. You will also reap the benefits of geographic exclusivity if you are early to join. We consider our relationship a long term partnership that will grow to be indispensable for everyone involved.
If I become a network dispensary what kind of communication will we have?This is a great question and Bennabis Health believes communication is key to a successful relationship!
Once you are a dispensary partner, we will coordinate with you and implement a communication plan that meets your needs and preferences. Our goal is to provide everything you need to ensure we are building a trusting, long-term partnership.