The most effective wellness programs include carefully selected incentives that compel participants to take certain actions or perform certain activities throughout the program, reported Occupational Health & Safety.
One medical clinic may single-handedly transform how primary care is delivered--and insurers could benefit by taking notice. In a post on LinkedIn, Elizabeth Bierbower, president of Humana's employer group segment, wrote about her experience while visiting Iora Health's Freelancers Clinic in Brooklyn, New York.
In this exclusive interview, Robyn Harmon, health strategies consultant at UnitedHealthcare discusses how the insurer is using incentives to encourage employees and members to live healthier lives, and what it takes to really engage people in their health.
I've written before about how my health insurance improved when my family moved to California from Louisiana. Upon our move, my husband and I enjoyed $11 acupuncture visits every week, greatly...
The Affordable Care Act's health tax, which insurers have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting against, might lead to an increased emphasis on wellness and preventive care and thereby lower overall costs.
Payers increasingly use data to engage customers with their own health and wellness outcomes.
Humana recognizes paying for value is central to solving industry problems, especially in a changing healthcare environment. So Humana is moving away from being an insurer that only writes checks to a company that thinks like and works with providers, Humana Chief Medical Officer Roy A. Beveridge, M.D., told Hospital & Health Networks Daily.
Think about how the healthcare marketer's job has changed in the wake of programs and government regulations such as the Meaningful Use incentive program, the Affordable Care Act, the shift from...
Wellness programs, although well-intentioned, may undermine the Affordable Care Act's efforts to expand access to healthcare.
After learning of this healthcare fraud scheme, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City has redesigned its wellness program so that the results can be more easily verified.