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Low-Cost Weight Loss Plan Has Patient Appeal

Nov 22, 2013

A managed care intervention that increased benefits and lowered out-of-pocket expenses for participation in a weight loss program was associated with high rates of participation, improvements in cardiovascular risk factors, and lower increases in direct medical costs. Healthy Blue Living (HBL) is a commercial insurance product that provides strong incentives for patients, providers, and employers to work toward improved health in a number of high impact areas. Members must complete a healthy living qualification form, adopt or maintain a healthy lifestyle, and work to achieve a wellness plan, and in turn have enhanced benefits and lower expenditures. Providers are compensated, and employers are given a 10% reduction in premiums. Obesity Week 2013