Use of incentives to encourage health behavior change increasing
LYNDHURST, N.J., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IncentOne added 14 new clients through the 3rd quarter of 2007, with agreements to offer new services for approximately one million covered lives at initial rollout, six million when programs are fully implemented. The strong showing is led by the company's Health and Productivity division, which combines the use of incentives to drive participation in client-sponsored population health management programs.
IncentOne is the leading provider of integrated incentive administration solutions. The company's technology platform and health solutions are used by health plans, payors, health partners, brokers and employers charged with reducing health care costs and increasing productivity through positive health behavior change.
Among IncentOne's new clients are Kellogg Company, Providence Health System, American Standard Companies, Inc. (working in partnership with HealthDialog in an innovative patient activation pilot program) and five major national health plans. Another new client, San Diego-based Sharp Health Plan, is using IncentOne's Healthy Choice Award(TM) program, which can be used to reward participation in single events, such as completion of a health risk assessment or participation in a lifestyle management program.
Washington Mutual, Inc. (WaMu), an existing IncentOne client, is expanding its services to include IncentOne's Health Power(TM) solution, a fully integrated, comprehensive "points" system that tracks and rewards multiple health activities.
"Employers know that incentives are the key to motivate employees and
drive participation in the health and disease management programs that
reduce health care costs and increase productivity," said IncentOne
President Michael Dermer. "IncentOne health and productivity solutions
combine data integration and management from multiple partners and
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