The UnitedHealthcare-Unum Referral Program now covers more than 300,000 employees and is helping businesses get greater value out of their health management programs and services.
Launched in 2011, this unique program has tripled in size in as many years. It is based on an effective identification and referral process that provides targeted health guidance and coaching to employees with high impact conditions — those driving health care spending and disability duration.
A recent study of three employers who were early program adopters generated positive impact:
“For many employees with chronic conditions, filing a disability claim is the first sign of a potential downward health spiral,” said Randy Ford, partnership executive sponsor for Unum’s National Client Group. “This referral program reaches individuals who have not been previously touched by health management services. And when employees learn to better manage chronic conditions, it can lead to more positive outcomes.”
The UnitedHealthcare-Unum program focuses on high-impact conditions — the ones most likely to drive up a company’s health care spending and lost work time. These include:
By making the right connections at the right time, employees can make more informed choices about care and treatment options, address gaps in care, offer better understanding of their diagnosis and provide the needed support in managing their condition. The result is a quicker return to a productive personal and work life, fewer repeat disability claims and decreased health care costs for employers and employees.
Through this referral program, UnitedHealthcare and Unum are collaborating to help customers maximize the reach and impact of their health management programs
This health and disability integration program is available to customers within UnitedHealthcare’s National Accounts business segment – generally, employers with more than 3,000 employees with multi-state locations. To learn more about the UnitedHealthcare-Unum Referral Program, contact your Unum representative.
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