Health & Wellness Case Study: The First Few Years | November 30, 2017

Gary Cassidy

VIDEO: Health & Wellness Case Study: The First Few Years
Employee Education & Communications Director Gary Cassidy presents a health & wellness case study to help provide perspective, align expectations, and what your organization can expect to see from the first two to three years of a participation-based strategy. The strategies covered can be adapted to help enhance your health & wellness program.

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Video Transcript: 
Hi, I’m Gary Cassidy and welcome to another edition of the WellnessMINUTE. Today, we begin a series dissecting a case study to help provide you perspective, and possibly realign expectations, on what you can reasonably expect to see and uncover from your first two to three years of a participated-based wellness strategy.

A participation-based strategy is focused on two primary objectives. First, participants are rewarded for completing wellness activities (not on the results). Second, to increase participation to its highest levels – at or close to 100%. Participants can include employees and spouse on plan, and employees not on plan, depending on your population.

I’m going to start this case study review by breaking one of the primary rules of reading a good book – don’t read the ending first. It spoils the surprise. But in this case, knowing the ending will help provide perspective on how this wellness story unfolds and provide you with the opportunity to reflect on your own wellness journey.

Here are some facts from this company’s three year wellness scorecard that you need to know:

Health & Wellness Case Study: The First Few Years  | Scorecard

They are self-insured; they have about 3,000 participants; they have 100% participation; their average biometric score is 77.2; their average risk profile is 1.8; untreated conditions is at 37.7%; out-of-range biometrics is at 59%, and non-compliant preventive services is at 80.6%.

Was this what you thought the end of this story would look like? Would it help you to know that these are average results for a participation-based wellness strategy? Regardless of your funding arrangement (community-rated, fully insured or self insured), participation, or access to metrics, the strategies we cover can be adapted to help enhance your company’s wellness program.

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