Friday, November 16, 2012
Gettng paid to get healthy
You’d have to pay me to go to a gym. Wait—Humana will!
Ken Alltucker, AZ Republic, Nov 16, 2012, says health plans are now extending more carrots to members—pay for gym visits ($20 a mo for 12 visits), buying healthy food, and walking a certain number of steps a day.
At the gym, every time you swipe you card—your employer is informed…
Half of United’s business customers opted for this feature.
Many already went to the gym and this was a bonus. But others did sign up.
One study at Harvard showed that wellness programs reduced health claims by almost $1500 a person.
United also offers a wellness coach.
Customers get cholesterol kits for self-monitoring.
Humana also gives a 5% discount for veggies at Walmart.
This also increases morale.
I can see that—I am sitting here kinda sick and my morale is not the best.