Friday, November 16, 2012

Your health plan is your coach

What do you think of health plans paying people to work out or giving a discount for buying fruit and veggies?

Kinda bossy? Maybe it's just me.

They also exercise the stick--charging more for larger people or women.

But now, the trend seems to be to get involved in each individual's life. Humana, for one, will pay you to go to the gym.

This according to Ken Alltucker, AZ Republic, Nov 16, 2012, who says Humana will pay $20 a month for 12 gym visits.

At the gym, every time you swipe you card—your employer is informed…


Half of United’s business customers opted for this feature.

Many already went to the gym and this was a bonus. But others did sign up.

One study at Harvard showed that wellness programs reduced health claims by almost $1500 a person.

United also offers a wellness coach.

Customers get cholesterol kits for self-monitoring.

Humana also gives a 5% discount for veggies at Walmart.

This also increases morale.

I can see that—I am sitting here kinda sick and my morale is not the best. But Big Brother? BB makes me sick.

Oh, ignore me--this is Funky Friday.

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