The Union Plus Campaign

Informed patients, making smarter choices

To distribute information from these campaigns to union members, or to give us feedback, please contact Union Plus.

Welcome to the Union Plus collaboration with Consumer Reports

Union Plus is brought to you by Union Privilege, established by the AFL-CIO in 1986 to deliver Union Plus consumer benefit programs uniquely designed for working families. Union Plus uses the collective buying power of more than 13 million union members to offer over 40 discounts and services to working families.

Union Plus is collaborating with Consumer Reports to bring union members, retirees and their families important health-care information from the Choosing Wisely and High Value Care campaigns.

Informed patients make smarter choices. Patients can be safer, save money, avoid hassles and get better sooner if they know how and where to shop for their medical care. With the information on these pages in hand, millions of Americans can make smarter decisions for themselves and their families.

Click on the tabs at left for information to share and use:

Choosing Wisely – These reports encourage conversations between physicians and patients about the overuse or misuse of tests and procedures that offer little benefit and may sometimes lead to harm.

High Value Care – These brochures help patients understand the benefits, harms and costs of common tests and treatments.

Money Saving Guides – These guides help navigate the world of drugs, to take make effective, safe, money-saving choices.

Videos – Links to Consumer Health Choices videos.

About – More about Consumer Reports and Consumer Health Choices.

Union Plus helps distribute information on Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs.

As a provider of health discount programs, Union Plus also offers a discounted subscription to ConsumerReports.org exclusively for union members, retirees and their families.

(Consumer Reports has no relationship with and does not endorse any other Union Plus health discount programs.)

Choosing Wisely reports

Choosing Wisely is a campaign intended to help doctors and patients avoid needless and even harmful procedures. ABIM Foundation and many medical specialty groups have created the lists of avoidable procedures. Consumer Reports has in turn created these patient-oriented reports.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

High Value Care reports

High Value Care is a series initiated by the American College of Physicians. These are consumer-friendly versions of reports first published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Money Saving Guides

These brief guides will help you navigate the world of drugs – to save money when you buy them, to talk to your doctor about your treatment options and choices, and to take drugs more safely and wisely.

Each PDF file may be read here, printed or downloaded to the user’s own device.

Consumer Health Choices videos

Our video collection reinforces the messages from Choosing Wisely, High Value Care and Best Buy Drugs. You can watch them here, share them, or view the entire collection.

 

About this project

Patients can be safer, save money, avoid hassles and get better sooner if they know how and where to shop for their medical care.

That’s why Consumer Reports is collaborating with employers, associations, medical groups, and health-care advocates to distribute the best available information about doctors, hospitals, treatments, drugs and preventive health strategies.

With this information in hand, millions of Americans can make smarter decisions for themselves and their families.