As a self-funded employer, you know that when your health plan members are healthy, your health plan performs at its peak – which saves your company money. On the other hand, when your members battle chronic disease, the complexities of those conditions can have a negative financial impact on your health plan’s bottom line, making it difficult, if not impossible, to maintain control over the plan’s costs.
At UCHealth Plan Administrators we have taken a different approach in the way we help our clients and their members manage chronic disease. First, our sophisticated risk stratification and predictive modeling tools help us to identify the members of your group who have chronic disease challenges and may benefit from additional support outside of the primary care or specialty care setting. We then work in tandem with UCHealth’s Lifestyle Health Program to provide your at-risk members with meaningful chronic disease management resources that are tailored to their unique needs.
UCHealth’s lifestyle health program
UCHealth’s Lifestyle Health Program is an evidence-based program that offers support, guidance, and encouragement to individuals who struggle with chronic disease. Your members work face-to-face with a UCHealth Lifestyle Health Program Registered Nurse, a Registered Dietitian, and an Exercise Physiologist to collaborate on lifestyle goals that are realistic, achievable, and engaging. The goal of the program is to help your members adopt healthier lifestyles over the long-term in order to improve their overall health and well-being, which directly correlates to future cost avoidance and enhanced health plan cost management. A healthier employee population also contributes to higher productivity within the workplace, which is vital to your organization’s bottom line.
Return on investment
As your members engage in the program, their progress is tracked over time to measure improvements in exercise, nutrition, and fitness metrics and to ensure each participant stays on track. Meanwhile, we monitor your claims data closely and provide you with detailed, actuarially-validated reporting that illustrates the savings your health plan achieves over time as a result of your members engaging in the program. Historically, the UCHealth Lifestyle Health Program has saved approximately $1.50 for every $1 invested (each organization’s results will vary, based on program participation and the overall prevalence of chronic disease).
For more information about how this life-changing program can help your members and your organization, contact us today.