State Employee Health Management Initiatives

With a workforce increasingly susceptible to chronic diseases, states are addressing the various conditions that account for more than 75 percent of all health care costs. Typical initiatives include screening programs that monitor and detect diseases before they become more costly and deadly, as well as health coaching programs that motivate and support employees in achieving health goals. Other programs include incentives such as lower premiums, cash awards, or increased time off for healthy living. For higher risk employees, disease management initiatives provide more intensive interventions and coordinated care.

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