Navigation Links
NBCH Issues Guide to Help Employers Design Benefit Plans that Keep People Healthy
Date:9/23/2009

Value-Based Benefit Design purchasing strategies encourage healthy behaviors while reducing costs

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- To assist employers in designing health care benefit programs that help people stay healthy, the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) has developed a Value-Based Benefit Design (VBBD) purchaser guide. Value-Based Benefit Design is an emerging employer trend to develop health benefit programs that use financial incentives, such as minimizing or eliminating a patient's out-of-pocket costs for high value services like prescription drugs and preventive care. Additionally these programs are designed to encourage adoption of healthy lifestyles (i.e. smoking cessation, weight management) and the use of high performance doctors and hospitals with the end goal of improved health and reduced health care costs.

The Guide, developed by the non-profit organization of nearly 60 employer-based health care coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and approximately 25 million employees and their dependents across the U.S., is publicly available and can be accessed on NBCH's website. In addition to helping employers make the business case for VBBD, the guide stresses the importance of corporate leadership, effective communication and employee support services as part of an effective benefits package. The resource provides information on implementation steps, precautions and potential barriers, and specific examples/case studies of organizations that have successfully implemented VBBD programs including Caterpillar, Gulfstream, IBM and Marriott.

"As the health care reform debate continues, it's important that we also consider how to better align consumer incentives to motivate preventive care and healthier behaviors," said
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Business Coalition on Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Brad O'Leary: New Poll: Health Care Issues Loom Large for 2010 Elections
2. FDA: Philips Lifeline Issues Safety Alert for Lifeline Pendant Personal Help Buttons
3. Veterans Healing Initiative Formed to Help Meet Burgeoning Addiction and Mental Health Issues of Returning U.S. Veterans
4. Axion Health Inc. Issues Notification of Business Name Change
5. Small Business Owners and Stockholders Agree on Ten Crucial Health Care Reform Issues, According to New Zogby/O'Leary Poll
6. Breaking Zogby/O'Leary Poll Shows a Sizable Majority of Americans Agree on Eight Critical Health Care Issues
7. Oral Health Knowledge Gap Contributes to Childrens Issues
8. Dey Issues Advisory
9. GENova issues clarifying press release
10. Lifeline Issues Safety Notice to Subscribers
11. Healthcare Legal Issues Take the Stage at PAINWeek 2009
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/17/2014)... Mass. (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 ... of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM), which welcomed its inaugural ... Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to seamlessly support bring your ... – and teaching – experience. The solution, comprised ... NetScaler , Dell server and storage infrastructure ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 A ... Stanford Center for Longevity, today, in reaction to a recent ... emerging science of brain training and derogated the efficacy of ... that they agreed with the parts of the center’s statement ... they believed the center had also overstated its case, in ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Now in its second year, ... of the best in senior living and home care ... to communities and agencies that have received outstanding online ... the nearly 100,000 providers currently listed on SeniorAdvisor.com, only ... SeniorAdvisor.com Best of 2015 Awards are located all over ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... By Alan Mozes ... -- In the world of infectious diseases, one worrisome phenomenon ... into people. The process -- known as zoonosis -- ... they look for signs that an animal-borne disease might make ... on just such a development -- and the culprits in ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Greater participation in music classes ... Researchers followed kids in the nonprofit Harmony Project, ... in Los Angeles. Over two years, children who ... how the brain processes speech and reading, compared to ... benefits of active participation in music classes occurred in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Deploys Desktop Virtualization Solution from Citrix, Dell and Unidesk 2Health News:Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Deploys Desktop Virtualization Solution from Citrix, Dell and Unidesk 3Health News:Scientists to Stanford: Research Shows Brain Exercises Can Work 2Health News:Scientists to Stanford: Research Shows Brain Exercises Can Work 3Health News:Scientists to Stanford: Research Shows Brain Exercises Can Work 4Health News:The Inn at Willow Falls - Crest Hill, IL Wins 2015 Best of Assisted Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com 2Health News:The Inn at Willow Falls - Crest Hill, IL Wins 2015 Best of Assisted Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com 3Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 2Health News:Guinea Pigs Can Be Source of Serious Strep Infection 3Health News:Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says 2
... research on new presbyopia treatments now available in ... in today,s Scientific Program of the 2010 Joint Meeting ... Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO). The AAO-MEACO meeting ... and is in session October 16 through 19 at ...
... , TUESDAY, Oct. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Although designed ... Web site doesn,t help patients select the best facility ... contends. Hospitals submit data quarterly from the Surgical ... and infection, in order to receive annual Medicare payment ...
... of Defense has awarded researchers at the University ... Development Award to develop the next generation of ... on a tube" is designed to provide continuous ... injury or other neurological emergencies and is capable ...
... women may be able to safely avoid getting bone density tests ... of problems, a new study suggests. "If a woman,s ... need to be re-screened in two years or three years, because ... Margaret L. Gourlay of the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...
... Pediatric health care work force planning efforts are ... physician assistants, especially in plans to alleviate the ... from four new studies of pediatric nurse practitioners, ... physician assistants published online today in the journal ...
... Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , MONDAY, Oct. 18 ... sugar levels before non-heart surgery had a higher risk of ... diabetes, researchers have found. And, patients who hadn,t been ... surgery had a higher risk of death in the year ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New vision correction options for baby boomers 2Health News:New vision correction options for baby boomers 3Health News:New vision correction options for baby boomers 4Health News:Web Site for Hospital Comparisons Is Faulty: Study 2Health News:University of Cincinnati neurotrauma team awarded $2.1M to test 'lab on a tube' 2Health News:University of Cincinnati neurotrauma team awarded $2.1M to test 'lab on a tube' 3Health News:Fewer Bone Screens May Be OK for Some Older Women 2Health News:Few nurse practitioners, physician assistants pursue careers in pediatric health 2Health News:Even Well-Controlled Diabetes May Present Post-Surgery Risk 2Health News:Even Well-Controlled Diabetes May Present Post-Surgery Risk 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... ANGELES , Dec. 17, 2014  ImmunoCellular ... the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has ... ICT-107, a dendritic cell-based immunotherapeutic vaccine targeting six ... The claims of US Patent No. 8,871,211, which ... neural cancer by administering a dendritic cell composition ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... Dec. 17, 2014 PCCA received the ... ( http://bit.ly/1382OkS ) program seal for best practices ... program highlights medical practices, materials and goods that ... Children affected by autism often have ... exacerbated by ingredients found in food and medicine ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - ... their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... is projected to reach US$435 million by 2016. The ... 39% (2015) of the global value while ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Announces Issuance of Key Patent For ICT-107 Cancer Vaccine 2Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Have New Options When Administering Medications 2Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Have New Options When Administering Medications 3Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4
The Cellabs Rapimal (P.f.) is a rapid and sensitive in vitro immunochromatography assay system for the detection of HRP-2 antigen produced by P. falciparum at the merozoite (red blood cell) stage o...
192 Test HRP-II Enzyme Immunoassay for the presence of Plasmodium falciparum infection....
Malaria device / strip (2 line, PAN specific-pLDH)...
... Uni-Gold™ Pf Malaria Test is a ... presence of Plasmodium falciparum ... an antigen-capture assay detecting presence of ... protein II (PfHRP- II), which is ...
Medicine Products: