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Anthem: How Connecting Benefits Helps Control Key Health Care Cost Drivers

Jul 21, 2020

You can help your clients manage their biggest health care cost drivers by offering Anthem ancillary benefits like dental, vision, and disability plans. These products are strong on their own but even more powerful when they are connected.

 

Anthem Whole Health Connection® is Anthem's unique clinical integration solution that links their plans together and makes health care simpler, smarter, and more affordable. Connecting ancillary plans to an Anthem medical plan gives doctors and care managers a more complete view of each employee's health. It also helps them catch and treat problems earlier and close gaps in care. This can lead to healthier, more productive employees — and a healthier bottom line for your clients

 

Here are links to easy-to-read infographics with the statistics to prove it:

  • Employees with cardiovascular disease who receive treatment for their gum disease have 28% fewer hospital admissions.1
  • Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that raise the risk of developing gum disease. Medical costs for certain pregnancy-related treatments are 46% to 73% lower when pregnant women receive treatment for their gum disease.1
  • During a routine eye exam, an eye doctor may be the first to detect diabetes. Employees with diabetes who don’t use their comprehensive vision benefit have 20% higher medical costs.2
  • Musculoskeletal disorders are the #1 cause of lost workdays in the U.S.3 Anthem disability case managers create a stay-at-the-workplace or return-to-the-workplace program to fit each employee's individual needs.

 

For questions or help with an Anthem Blue Cross quote, please contact a member of your B&P Sales Team - 888.722.3373.

 

 

1 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Impact of Periodontal Therapy on General Health: Evidence from Insurance Data for Five Systemic Conditions (June 18, 2014): ajpmonline.org.

2 American Optometric Association, AOA, Safeway discuss benefits of integrated eye care (May 16, 2014): aoa.org.

3 The Work Foundation, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Workforce Health and Productivity in the United States (June 2015): theworkfoundation.com.

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