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Results that Impact
Health, Risk, and the Bottom Line
Anna L. Silberman
Highmark Inc.
Today’s Focus
I.
The Business Case for Wellness
II.
Lifestyle ReturnsSM
III.
Customer Replication
IV.
Key Success Factors
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“75% of healthcare costs are
attributable to lifestyle-based
chronic diseases.”
Source: The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention
It seems intuitive…that
…if you improve the health and well being of individuals
…quality of life improves
…health care utilization is reduced
…absence and disability are controlled, and
…productivity is enhanced
Source: Ron Z. Goetzel, Ph.D., VP Consulting and Applied Research
The Medstat Group
Director, Cornell University – Institute for Health and Productivity Studies
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Worksite Wellness
Methodology
1. Individual Health Risk Assessment
2. Biometric Screenings
3. Individual Preventive Health Plan
4. Aggregate Corporate Risk Report
5. Targeted Programs and Interventions
6. Annual Risk Re-assessment
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Worksite Wellness Options
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On-site Fitness Centers
Group-based Programs
Individual Programs
Online Programs
Health Promotion Campaigns
Special Health Promotion Events
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Employee Participation
90%
80%
62%
50%
40%
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
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Business Case
Percent increase in costs
Percent Change in Health Care Costs 2001-2005
Employee Wellness Participation versus Controls
250
200
150
EWP
Control
100
50
0
Inpatient
Outpatient
Pharmacy
Professional
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Return on Investment
$2.59 for every $1.00 spent
(program costs deducted)
$1.65 for every $1.00 spent
(program and incentive costs deducted)
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Impact on Absenteeism
$400,000
Dollars Saved
$350,000
$300,000
$250,000
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
$0
1 Wellness Program
3 Wellness Programs
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Lifestyle Returns Program
Step 1: Take the Online Pledge
Step 2: Complete the Online Wellness Profile
Step 3: Obtain Clinical Preventive Exams
Step 4: Enroll in Lifestyle Improvement and/or
Condition Management Programs
Step 5: Access Self-Care Guides
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Step 1: The Online Pledge
Participants accept an online Lifestyle
Returns Pledge.
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Step 2: The Online Wellness Profile
Participants complete the online health risk assessment that
includes:
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Family History
Current Health Status
Nutrition Status
Stress Status
Injury Prevention
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Physical Activity Level
Weight Management
Immunizations and Screenings
Alcohol Use
Sun Protection
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Step 3: Preventive Care
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Physical exams
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Screenings based on age and gender
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Step 4: Two Health Promotion and/or
Condition Management Programs
Online Programs:
•HealthMedia®
SucceedTM - Wellness Profile
•HealthMedia®
NourishTM -Nutrition
•HealthMedia®
BalanceTM - Weight Management
•HealthMedia®
RelaxTM -Tobacco Cessation
•HealthMedia®
CareTM for Your Health
•HealthMedia®
CareTM for Your Back
•HOPE
– Osteoporosis Prevention and Management
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Step 4: (Continued)
Individual and Group-Based Health Promotion Programs:
• Personal Nutrition Coaching
• Eat Well for Life I & II
• Discover
Relaxation Within I & II
• Clear the Air
• Smokeless® Telephonic Coaching
• 10K Step Challenge
• Flu Shot Campaign
• Telephonic Wellness Coaching
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Step 4: (Continued)
Condition Management Programs:
• Coronary Artery
Disease
• Diabetes
• Asthma
• Back Pain Management
• Depression
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Step 5: Self-Care Guides
Illustrated Health Encyclopedia
• An extensive educational resource that contains thousands of articles on medical
conditions, symptoms, injuries, surgeries and more
Healthwise® Knowledgebase
• A database that includes credible prevention and home care
information on most every kind of medical condition
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Lifestyle Returns
Participation 2006
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60% took the pledge
59% completed the wellness profile
51.5% fulfilled exam and screening requirements
48% participated in at least two programs
50% accessed self-care guides
46% completed all 5 steps
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Conditions Diagnosed by
Preventive Exams
% of Employees Who Participated in Lifestyle Returns
High Cholesterol
25%
High Blood Pressure
17%
12%
9%
9%
Obesity
Back Pain
Depression
Arthritis
Osteoporosis
Asthma
Skin Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Colorectal Cancer
Hepatitis B
Prostate Cancer
33%
3%
3%
1%
1%
1%
1%
1%
25%
Other
0%
10%
20%
30%
40%
50%
60%
70%
80%
90%
100%
Number of respondents=180
Q. Were you diagnosed with any of the following during your preventive care exam? NOTE: your responses to this survey
are completely confidential; we are unaware of the identity of individual respondents.
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Most Meaningful Results
26 potentially fatal conditions were detected early and
treated promptly because of Lifestyle Returns.
“Saving one life would have been worth it.”
Kenneth Melani, MD,
CEO Highmark
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Highmark employees
serve as the test lab
for all initiatives.
Lifestyle Returns Accounts – 2,504
Contracts – 107,000
As of 8/31/07
Marketing Lifestyle Returns to
Highmark Members
Customer Marketing Tool Kits (provided by Highmark):
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Communication and marketing instructions
Implementation instructions and timeline
Welcome letter and kick-off invitation
Newsletter articles for company publications
Camera-ready fliers, paycheck stuffers, e-mails, posters, buttons and
banners
• PowerPoint presentations
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The Role of Highmark
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Provides the tracking mechanism/data input
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Provides member service support
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Sends email reminders and recommendations to
employees
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Provides aggregate group risk report
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Provides participation rates and progress reports
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Provides marketing tool kits
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The Role of Employer
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Provides computer access to employees
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Provides incentives for participation
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Provides a supportive culture
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Utilizes turn-key marketing materials
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Key Success Factors
1.
Promote, Promote, Promote
(senior management and grassroot levels)
2.
Provide meaningful incentives
3.
Offer a variety of programs
4.
Reach all segments of the population
5.
Communicate the clinical outcomes to all stakeholders
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Communicate the business case to all stakeholders
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Keep website design simple and user friendly
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Thank You.
Anna. L. Silberman
[email protected]
(412) 544-4182
800-850-8442
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