Humana recently released the findings of a study, HumanaVitality Health Claims and Productivity Impact Study of Humana, based on their employees’ participation in HumanaVitality. The study found that a wellness program based on measurable data has a direct effect on improving employees lifestyles as well as having a positive impact on workplace productivity. The study had 3 major findings:
- Unengaged members in both years averaged $53 more per month spent on health care claims than members who were engaged in HumanaVitality both years.
- The largest impact on health care costs was on members with lifestyle-related chronic conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes. Engaged members with these conditions had 60 percent lower health claims costs than unengaged members with these conditions.
- Unscheduled absences were 56.3 percent higher among unengaged members in both years than engaged members.
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