|Aetna Announces Results From Set of Analyses
Aetna released the results from a set of analyses to gain a better understanding of their members.
Aetna’s results derived from a set of analyses of
members with access to integrated benefits compared to control groups
without integrated benefits.
It’s most significant finding from the studies
showed members with integrated benefits were more likely to take a
health risk assessment and enroll in wellness and disease management
programs. Programs like these contributed to healthier behavior
and improved health risk.
"When we have a more complete picture of our members and
all the benefits available to them, we can have a much greater impact
on their health outcomes and on their overall willingness to engage in
their healthcare," said Laurie Brubaker, head of Health and
Productivity Solutions for Aetna.
"By integrating a suite of benefits we are able to offer
a more holistic solution to a member and their specific healthcare
needs. These analyses indicate our members are seeing those connections
and taking steps to be more active in protecting and improving their
health," she said.
The Aetna One Enhanced/IHS integrated bundle includes:
- Aetna Medical and Disability products.
- Aetna’s Simple Steps to a Healthier Life health risk assessment.
- Aetna’s Wellness Management Program.
- Aetna Disease Management Programs.
- Aetna’s Med Psych Behavioral Health Management Program.
Through the IHS program, members are encouraged to take
the Simple Steps health risk assessment. The assessment includes
questions on work limitations and productivity based on health and
The analysis showed IHS members are more engaged in
healthcare planning and are more productive than members of the control
IHS members are three times more likely to complete a Health Risk Assessment (HRA);
For those members who completed a health risk assessment, 35.3 percent also participated in wellness programs; and,
A greater proportion of IHS members reported reduced
absenteeism (less absence for illness/family illness) than members of
the control group.
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