Humana Honors Dealers Supply Company, Inc. for Building a Culture of Well-Being for Employees

Dealers Supply receives Total Health Thriving Together Award.

Humana Inc. one of the country's leading health and well-being companies, has presented a Total Health Thriving Together Award to Dealers Supply Company, Inc., headquartered in Forest Park, Ga., for building a culture of health and well-being for its employee workforce.

Humana's Total Health Thriving Together Award is a national honor recognizing companies, like Dealers Supply, for achieving one of the best wellness engagement rates in the country. Dealers Supply has engaged 94 percent of its employees and family dependents in Go365 TM, a wellness and rewards program that helps individuals focus on personal health and well-being.

Launched in 2015, Humana has presented the Total Health Thriving Together Award to more than 40 companies across the nation. The wellness engagement rate by Dealers Supply is one of the highest since inception of the award.

Dealers Supply, a wholesale distributer of heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment, supplies and accessories serving contractors throughout southeast United States, recognized four years ago that adopting a wellness and engagement program would help manage claims costs while also improving employee health and productivity. The company integrated its standard medical plan with Humana's Total Health wellness solution in an effort to personalize wellness and encourage and incentivize behavior change in its 165 employees and their families located in Georgia and North Carolina.

"Our goal is 100 percent engagement in Humana Wellness Solutions programs," said Renee Lewis, Human Resources Manager for Dealers Supply. "We know that engagement in these programs makes a difference for our employees and our company."

"We began our program one step at a time, starting with answering the health questionnaire, then moving on to the biometric testing," she said. "To entice our employees we held weight loss challenges, conducted drawing for cash and prizes, held biometric screenings onsite and gave lots of attention to teaching our employees how to navigate the Go365 website.

"Seeing the positive results represented in the wellness reports has been enough to solidify our continued efforts in keeping our employees healthy," Lewis said. "As a result of our wellness initiative, employees have reported early detection of colon cancer in its early stages, identified pre-diabetes which helped prevent them from becoming diabetic and addressed blood pressure issues. Our employees have truly embraced this new culture of wellness."

"Humana is pleased to honor the management and employees of Dealers Supply for the time and energy dedicated to making wellness a priority," said Beth Bierbower, President of the Group and Specialty Segment for Humana. "By establishing a defined culture of wellness, Dealers Supply will most certainly positively impact the health, well-being and productivity of its employees."

Humana's Total Health solution provides a full partnership with employers to improve well-being through Humana's wellness and rewards program, Go365, designated engagement resources, and a multi-year agreement that gives the opportunity for the company to receive a wellness discount based on achievement. Humana has found that companies that combine Total Health and Go365 with a standard medical plan experienced eight times higher wellness engagement of employees.

Through a three-year claims and productivity study, Humana found that, on average, those engaged employees with chronic conditions had 51 percent lower claims costs than unengaged employees with chronic conditions.

Humana's Total Health has saved employers more than $12 million through engagement discounts since 2013. More than half of Total Health groups receive a wellness discount in their first renewal year, which increases to more than 70 percent of groups upon their second renewal in the program.

Humana and Walgreens to Offer Senior-focused Services in Kansas City Area via Primary Care Clinics and In-store Health Navigation Support

In-store Clinics and Health Navigation to Provide Expanded Clinical Services and Support to Seniors Participating in Medicare Advantage Plans from Multiple CarriersOriginally Published by Humana.

Originally Published by Humana.

Leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. and Walgreens, a provider of trusted pharmacy services and care in communities since 1901, are teaming up to provide easier access to primary care and other services for seniors, as part of the companies' ongoing and shared commitment to the health and well-being of the Kansas City community.

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Humana: CarePlus Health Plans, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Join Forces to Focus on Florida Veterans

CarePlus has served the Medicare population in Florida for more than 17 years. Headquartered in Miami, the company serves about 115,000 Medicare Advantage members across the state.

Originally Published by Humana.

CarePlus Health Plans, a large Medicare Advantage provider in Florida, is now part of the exclusive agreement between its parent company, Humana Inc., and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW), the nation's largest organization of combat veterans and the oldest major veterans' organization in the U.S¹.

In February 2018, Humana announced it had enhanced its agreement with the VFW as the national Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug and Medicare Supplement plans carrier for the organization.

"CarePlus has always made supporting our nation's veterans a top priority," said Bruno Piquin, Regional President of CarePlus Health Plans. "We're thrilled to expand our commitment, with a special focus on helping the 120,000 VFW members and their spouses in Florida achieve their best health."

CarePlus has served the Medicare population in Florida for more than 17 years. Headquartered in Miami, the company serves about 115,000 Medicare Advantage members across the state.

"For nearly 119 years, the VFW has made veterans' care one of its top priorities," said VFW National Commander Keith Harman. "We're happy to expand our current relationship with Humana to ensure even more of America's veterans receive the care and services they need."

CarePlus will offer numerous services to VFW members to provide education and access to healthcare coverage information.

These will include:

  • Hosting Medicare seminars annually during Medicare's Fall Annual Election Period (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7).
  • Conducting educational seminars throughout the year to inform VFW members of their Medicare options.
  • Providing VFW members with access to CarePlus Medicare Advantage information and enrollment capabilities which incorporate web-based tools, call centers, educational seminars, and self-enrollment.

Humana Partners with Feeding America to Address Food Insecurity Among Veterans Across the Country

Initiatives will help secure food donations and raise awareness that 20 percent of the Feeding America households has at least one member who served in the U.S. military

Originally published by Humana Inc.

Humana Inc. is partnering with the non-profit Feeding America® to help end hunger, a problem that impacts one in eight Americans. By working collaboratively, the two organizations will focus on helping veterans, as research shows one in five of the households Feeding America serves has at least one member who has served in the U.S. military.

"Humana is committed to improving the health of communities across the country as part of our Bold Goal initiative, and a key component of that is addressing food insecurity as poor nutrition can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, depression and fatigue in adults and can hinder a child's development," said Ed Sandrick, director of the Veterans Channel, Humana. "No one should suffer from food insecurity, especially the service men and women who risked their lives to protect our country. We are thrilled to work with Feeding America as it amplifies our ability to honor those who served and help individuals who do not have access to enough nutritionally- adequate foods to live an active, healthy life."

Leveraging Feeding America's network of more than 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs, Humana will stage a series of events throughout the year that will drive food donations and elevate the issue of food insecurity, including:

  • Rolling Thunder XXXI: As the official corporate sponsor of the annual Rolling Thunder Run – which is the largest gathering of military retirees, veterans, active duty military and Vietnam Veterans – Humana will use its presence in Washington D.C. over Memorial Day Weekend to collect food and financial donations. For every $1 donated, Feeding America will be able to provide 10 meals* to people facing hunger.
  • VFW National Convention : Humana, through its ongoing partnership with the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and local Feeding America food banks in Kansas City (Harvesters: The Community Food Network and After the Harvest), will launch a collaborative campaign to fight food insecurity in the Greater Kansas City area. The goal of the campaign, which will culminate during the 119th VFW National Convention in Kansas City from July 21-25, 2018, is to provide 50,000 meals to local individuals in need, with a special focus on veterans, via community-wide initiatives.
  • Rock 'n Roll Marathons : Humana is conducting food and fund drives at company sponsored Rock 'n Roll Marathon Series events across the country, with upcoming runs in Chicago, Virginia Beach, Va., Savannah, Ga., and San Antonio, Texas. The proceeds raised in each market will be donated to food banks in each respective market.

In addition to these initiatives, Humana is partnering with Feeding America-affiliated food banks in each of the Bold Goal communities (Baton Rouge, Broward County, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Louisville, New Orleans, San Antonio and Tampa Bay) on efforts to improve the health and accessibility to food at the local level.

"At Feeding America, we know that one in five households that come to us for help has a member who has served our country," said Andy Wilson, Chief Development Officer, Feeding America. "We are grateful for our partners at Humana and look forward to working together to help ensure our military families not face the challenge of putting food on the table."

Humana and Feeding America are also working with physicians to help identify potential barriers and provide assistance to patients who are food insecure. Together, they developed an online toolkit to guide physicians in implementing food insecurity screenings and connect patients to available resources and interventions.