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  1. Incentive Programs Doubled Biometric Screening Rates in 2014

    Cigna recently conducted a study on the financial impact of biometric screenings and the value of incentive programs. Here are some key findings from the report:

    • Incentives more than doubled biometric screening rates from 20% to 55% in 2014.
    • Members with inncentives are 24% more likely to engage in a coaching program.
    • Incentives increase the probability of setting (18%) and meeting (43%) goals with a health coach.
    •Those in incentive programs are 36% more likely to have a BMI of less than 30.
    • Incentives increase the probably of having a total cholesterol of less than 240 by nearly 11%.
    • People over age 50 or with chronic conditions in incentive programs have 10% total medical cost reduction.

    Source: Cigna, September 22, 2015

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