Florida Health Care Plans
Florida Health Care Plans came to Health Designs when they started seeing that compared to their own clients, their employees were one of their highest risk groups. FHCP wanted to set an example, especially as a health care company. Their goals: to reduce employee weight, BMI, and tobacco use and achieve lower health care costs. Using Health Designs as a third party vendor allowed FHCP employees to feel comfortable and secure, knowing that all health coaching and screenings were confidential.
Health Designs Impact
According to research (Wright, Beard, Edington, JOEM, 2002), risk levels can be associated with several corporate cost measures, including: short-term disability, workers’ compensation, absence, medical & pharmacy. Low Risk has been categorized as 0-2 risks, Medium as 3-4 risks, and High as 5 or more risks. In the research, costs associated with these risk levels have indicated that people in the medium risk category generally have twice the cost of low risk and people in the high risk level are generally three to four times more costly. We believe the 0 risk category should stand alone as an optimal achievement.
To learn more about our clients, we run a risk stratification using the following risks and parameters:
- Blood Pressure >/= 140/90
- Total Cholesterol > 239
- Cigarette Smoker
- Body Mass Index >/= 27.5
- Physical Activity less than once per week
- TC/HDL Ratio >6.0
- LDL Cholesterol >/= 160High Risk score for Diabetes
- Alcohol > 15/week
- Poor Motor Vehicle Safety – Wear seatbelt <80%
- High Risk for Depression
- High Risk for Stress