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December 4, 2015

Many people don’t engage in health until they are sick. Even though 64% of Americans own a smartphone, only 18% say they like to learn health, wellness and lifestyle information through a mobile application. In stark contrast, consumers with diabetes and pre-diabetes are more engaged in mobile solutions to manage their health; 45% of them use mobile devices or apps to track their disease, according to an August survey of 509 consumers with the chronic condition.

Read more at American News Report.

November 12, 2015

One in four Americans delay needed health care because they feel they can’t afford it. Consumers have no health care compass. Navigating the health care market today is like driving with a blindfold on and no GPS; most will never get where they need to go without help. Here are three things plan sponsors can do to empower their plan members to become savvier health care consumers.

Read more at Employee Benefit News.

October 20, 2015

Most consumers lack knowledge of their own healthcare spending. Plus, many are confused about plan services and costs. Despite this, the majority will zip through their health plan decision. With rising out-of-pocket costs, narrowing networks, and growing prevalence of chronic disease, making a hasty decision could be dangerous.

Read more at Business Insurance.

October 5, 2015

About half of the American population either has diabetes or pre-diabetes, and these individuals need the right care and effective tools to manage their chronic condition and prevent co-occuring illness. Mobile health tools could play a role in teaching patients how to better manage their condition. But less than half – 45 percent – of diabetes patients actually track their disease using mobile health tools such as apps.

Read more at mHealth Intelligence.

September 25, 2015

83% of consumers have no idea what their blood sugar is. Considering that half of Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes, this ignorance is costly. Knowing your blood sugar is the first step to lowering risk for diabetes and pre-diabetes, which add up to a $322 billion bill for Americans each year. Read more at LifeZette.

September 18, 2015

Despite significant disparities in provider pricing for medical services, three quarters of Americans don’t compare costs when seeking healthcare. Forgoing healthcare cost research is not only a risk to your pocket book, but also a risk to your health. Many Americans who assume that care is prohibitively expensive are skipping the doctor altogether.

Read more at benefitspro.