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Biometric Screening, Health Coaching and HRA Participation Grows in 2008

Increased client demand and effective incentives fuel rise in employee engagement MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Demand for HealthFitness' employee health and productivity solutions grew in 2008, due to expanded interest from existing clients and targeted incentives. HealthFit...

How To Reduce Cost Without Sacrificing Your Health Coverage

...th Reimbursement Arrangements (HRA). An hra is a government-based program created to encourage...affordability and plan options. The popularity of hra plans are making this possible," says David Bommar...by companies of all sizes, unlike some plans. The hra contributions are an unfunded liability and are on...

MasterCard Extends Agreement With OptumHealth

... trillion each year, according to McKinsey & Co. Accepting HSA, FSA and hra card payments can help physicians and other health care providers streamlin...convenient way to pay for qualified medical expenses with their HSA, FSA or hra funds without extensive paperwork." OptumHealth Financial Services, a ...

Wrigley Honored With '2009 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles' Award

...Assessment (HRA) that helps associates pinpoint existing or potential health challenges. More than 90 percent of Wrigley associates completed the free hra during the 2009 enrollment period. Direct access to a personal HealthString Nurse Coach who is available to discuss risk factors, develop lif...

PDHI Launches ConXus Profile Third-Party Health Risk Assessment Data-Load Process

...nizations may be reluctant to switch their current hra data to a new vendor for fear of losing valuable h...loped a solution in its ConXus Profile Third-Party hra Data-Load Process. This new service enables organi... of the ConXus Platform while retaining historical hra data. Once third-party...

High Tech Brings Back the Company Doctor

... risk assessment (HRA) program. Medicine At Work's hra 2.0(TM) gives employees a high level of interactio.... Because of this convenience and ease of access, hra 2.0(TM) achieves very high rates of completion; at...tient information. After the patient completes the hra 2.0(TM) form, the paramedic performs biometric tes...

URAC Awards Regence Comprehensive Wellness Accreditation

...d identify modifiable behaviors that impact the group's overall health. myRegence.com : facilitates online wellness programs that include the hra and a six-week healthy living program, and allows members to earn Regence Rewards for completing these programs. "Regence should be ...

Driving Consumer Engagement Is Focus of Address by Healthfitness' Chief Medical Officer at Watson Wyatt Health Care Solutions Event

...de these benefits to their global employee populations. "A global hra allows multinational companies to identify the health risk and chronic dise...cific employee populations in all countries," he continued. "Using a common hra tool, such as INSIGHT International, allows companies to compare and measur...

Yearly Premiums for Family Health Coverage Rise to $12,680 in 2008, Up 5 Percent, As Many Workers Also Face Higher Deductibles

...ers are enrolled in these plans, including about 3.2 million in plans that would allow the worker to establish an HSA and 2.2 million in plans with an hra established by the employer. The growth in consumer-directed plans occurred mostly among workers at small firms (three to 199 workers), where 13 per...

HealthMedia Health Risk Assessment Earns Prestigious NCQA Certification

...ed HRA, since responsibility for adherence to NCQA hra standards under HIP has been delegated to HealthMe...icipant's top health risks. "Succeed is the only hra that provides maximum value for both the health pl...ns and other organizations know that HealthMedia's hra has met rigorous, evidence-based standards." Abo...

Employer Use of Financial Incentives to Reward Healthy Behavior Expected To Surge

...hree percent of companies that offer premium credits and 67 percent that offer deductible credits have at least half of their workforce enrolled in an hra compared with 17 percent that offer cash and 12 percent that offer no incentive. "Companies are targeting specific results with incentives that alig...

HealthFitness Teams with Pfizer Health Solutions to Implement CMS Senior Risk Reduction Demonstration Project

...o program participants. HealthFitness collaborated with PHS to tailor a hra question set specifically for the senior population. In addition to receiving a feedback report, some beneficiaries who complete the hra will receive a health management orientation call from HealthFitness to hel...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Announces Wellness Tools and Resources

...s assess efficacy. For example, employers can access unidentified aggregate hra data, which provide information about their employee population's overall h... wellness activities that target areas of focus identified by the aggregate hra data. With more than 7 million members, BCBSIL, a division of Health Ca...

More Companies, Workers Adopt Consumer-Directed Health Plans

...4 percent offer a health reimbursement account (HRA). Notably, employers are three times more likely to add an HSA in 2009 (9 percent) than an hra (3 percent). To view the 13th annual National Business Group on Health/Watson Wyatt Report, visit http://www.watsonwyatt.com/purchasingvalueinhc ....

Mangrove Announces Health Savings Account (HSA) and Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) Product Launches

...tration and Self Service solutions, announces the launch of its new HSA and hra programs. Mangrove Employer Services teamed up with an experienced and tr...ated, "We are pleased to partner with Mangrove to service their new HSA and hra programs. Leveraging our banking services for the administration of the Hea...

HealthFitness Adds More Than 25 Clients as Employers Adopt 21st Century Health Benefit Design

...RA. Some 77,000 participated in company health screenings conducted by HealthFitness across nearly 1,200 locations. After receiving their confidential hra results from HealthFitness, participants are prompted to take part in health management programs designed to reduce their individual health risks. "...

DSS Research Announces Senior Health Risk Assessment Tool

...e costs. The tool also enables carriers to comply with CMS requirements for hra administration to new MA members. SrHRA can be administered by phone, mai...alth plan members and provider patients. The work has enabled DSS to relate hra survey results to claims and clinical data and to identify those questions ...

Improving Employee Health While Reducing Costs - A Serious Business Strategy

...mployees and spouses. Each individual is placed into a category of health (low, medium or high risk) based on his/her health risk appraisal (HRA). The hra looks at several risk factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, exercise level, smoking and diabetes status. Low risk is defined as no more...

HealthMedia Revolution Explodes in Second Quarter

...s members the HealthMedia online HRA. -- MedCost Benefit Services, a North Carolina-based Third Party Administrator, will offer HealthMedia's hra and web-based lifestyle management interventions to approximately 15,000 people. The initial launch will include programs for weight managemen...

Health Insurance Premiums Rise 6.1 Percent in 2007, Less Rapidly Than in Recent Years But Still Faster Than Wages and Inflation

...at don't already offer such plans report that they are very likely to add a hra plan (3 percent) or a HSA-qualified plan (2 percent). Premiums for these ...10,179 toward the cost of family coverage for a high-deductible plan with a hra (including $1,800 for the account). Compared to the $8,879 average firm con...

President Bush Urges Citizens to Invest In Health Savings Account (HSAs)

...on patient-physician collaboration. A study conducted by a management agency is indeed in support of the proposed low premium, highly deductible hra plan that revealed that consumers were likely to refrain from seeking medical treatment for less serious conditions and are more likely to enquire abo...
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