Wellness News

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July 17, 2015

Recent survey data indicates that nearly half of those diagnosed with chronic illness in the last 2 years discovered it because of their participation in a wellness program. CEO Bryce Williams explains that giving people access to their “key health facts” enables wellness programs to make better recommendations and even help prevent and manage chronic disease.

Read more at MobiHealthNews.

July 17, 2015

Nearly 50% of people suffer from chronic conditions, but many are completely unaware they have them. Wellness programs are helping; in a HealthMine survey, nearly half of people who had been diagnosed with a chronic health condition said they discovered it through their wellness program. Biometric screenings and genetic testing, which help uncover problems early, are favored by most consumers.

Read more at Consumer Affairs.

July 14, 2015

A survey by HealthMine of sponsored wellness plan participants revealed that 46 percent of people diagnosed with a chronic condition received the diagnosis through their wellness program. Nearly one third of the 750 participants in the survey were diagnosed with a chronic condition. The results highlight the enormous problem of people with undiagnosed chronic conditions and the power of screenings to detect disease and help people manage it. Another HealthMine survey found that three quarters of consumers agree that genetic testing should be included in wellness programs to help uncover predisposition to chronic conditions.

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July 10, 2015

Although 89% of consumers with sponsored health insurance use a smartphone, tablet, or both, only 30 percent say they would participate in a wellness program that would require them to use a mobile app to track or monitor their health. However, wellness apps that incorporate actionable clinical data and personalization can increase engagement in wellness programs.

Read more at mobihealth news.

July 7, 2015

A survey by HealthMine found that 43 percent of 1,200 consumers with self- and employer-sponsored health insurance want financial incentives in a wellness program to be offered to their dependents as well as themselves. However, new proposed wellness regulations from the EEOC state that employers may only be able to provide incentives of up to 30% of the total cost of self-only coverage. This proposed limit (based upon self-only coverage) may run counter to consumer wishes for financial incentives that apply more broadly to the entirety of their enrolled family.

Read more at MedCity News.

June 17, 2015

Engagement continues to be a challenge in wellness programs. In a HealthMine survey of 1,200 consumers with sponsored health plans, people identified the key barriers to their participation in wellness, including lack of time and inconvenience of location. Plan sponsors can help members overcome inertia by making programs more convenient and meeting people where they are.

Read more at BenefitsPro.