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September 2021 edHEALTH News

Find out:How a mobile ambulance service provided terrific care at low costs to one of our member school employeesWho is speaking at this year’s annual member-owner mee...

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5 Reasons Clinical Intervention Program Works: No Costs for Member Schools

According to a recent report from PricewaterhouseCoopers' Health Research Institute, medical costs will increase on average 6.5% in 2022. The report cites pandemic-related drivers for the jump: deferred care, exacerbated opioid and mental health crises, and an increase in unhealthy habits. Rising provider prices and market clout, skyrocketing prescription drug costs, and new expensive gene therapies will also push up rates.Controlling healthcare and prescription drug costs are critical for sustaining effective, affordable healthcare benefits. In 2018, to support these goals edHEALTH introduced KnovaSolutions®, a comprehensive clinical decision support service that focuses on those who need the most help. The savings are compelling - the program saves $3.39 for every $1.00 spent. edHEALTH provides this resource to member schools at no cost.Nineteen of our 23 educational institutions ar...

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Almost 580 Faculty and Staff Step it Up for Four-Week Walking Challenge

Clark University Tops Highest Step School RankingsAlmost 580 faculty and staff from 17 colleges, universities, and secondary schools participated in this year’s edHEALTH “Walk This Way” Walking Challenge. This represented a 28.9% increase in participation over last year. Employees achieved remarkable results over the four-week challenge that positively affect their health and wellbeing:148.5M steps walked, 40.5M more than last yearAverage of 260,407 steps walked per walkerWeekly and Grand Prize WinnersFor every week of the walking challenge, participants were eligible for a “Walk This Way” gift card based on steps walked.5,000 steps per day or 35,000 steps per week - 72 employees received a $50 gift card7,500 steps per day / 52,500 step per week - 70 employees received a $75 gift card10,000 steps per day/ 70,000 steps per week - 70 employees received a $100 gift cardThe top stepper fr...

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First Annual Strategic Reviews are Informative and Help Set Stage for Future Initiatives

In the spring, edHEALTH initiated its first ever annual strategic reviews with our first 13 member schools. These meetings gave edHEALTH, each school, and their advisor an opportunity to review financial trends, initiatives, data insights, and benchmark comparisons. The comparisons helped to identify strategic opportunities.“These forums provided a great opportunity to meet one-on-one with the original member owners of edHEALTH to discuss their success, savings, and programs,” said edHEALTH President, Tracy Hassett. “By meeting with the schools individually along with their advisors, it helps ensure we all are on the same page.”Our customized reports provided valuable insights for these discussions:edHEALTH financial results since becoming a member-ownerBenchmarking on working rates and stop-loss ratesA savings analysisSelf-insured retention level analysis Per member per month (PMPM) ...

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COVID Vaccine Informational Videos for Your Employees

Share with Faculty and Staff to Help Overcome Vaccine HesitancyDistribute these helpful videos from the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchasers Coalition to help address employee concerns about COVID vaccines.COVID-19 Vaccines: Informed Decision Making - Informed Decision Making VideoCOVID-19 Vaccines: Get the Facts - Get the facts videoCOVID-19 Vaccines: Get the Facts with Spanish Subtitles - Get the facts with Spanish subtitles videoThe History of Vaccines - The History of Vaccines videoThe History of Vaccines with Spanish subtitles - The History of Vaccines with Spanish subtitles videoTrusting Vaccines - Trusting Vaccines videoTrusting Vaccines with Spanish subtitles - Trusting Vaccines with Spanish subtitles video

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