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).
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
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
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."
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
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
provide information about their employee population's overall h... wellness activities that target areas of focus
identified by the aggregate hra
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
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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
Mangrove Employer Services teamed up with an experienced and tr...ated, "We are pleased to partner with Mangrove to service their new HSA
programs. Leveraging our banking services for the administration of
HealthFitness Adds More Than 25 Clients as Employers Adopt 21st Century Health Benefit Design
Some 77,000 participated in company health screenings conducted by
HealthFitness across nearly 1,200 locations. After receiving their
results from HealthFitness, participants are prompted to
take part in health management programs designed to reduce their individual
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
$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...