Condition Management Solutions

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan offers a range of programs that can help your employees manage their chronic health conditions.

Why these programs matter

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More than 34 million people in the United States have diabetes.
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Roughly 88 million people in the U.S. have prediabetes.
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Employees with diabetes account for $327 billion in medical costs, lost work and lost wages.
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Medical costs for people with diabetes are more than twice as high as those without diabetes.
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Over one-third of all physician's office visits are associated with hypertension.
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The annual cost of hypertension in the U.S. is $131 billion.

Solutions focused on chronic health conditions

Management programs for diabetes, hypertension and weight management can help your employees manage their conditions and save on health care costs. These programs go beyond traditional care to reduce the likelihood of significant long-term health risks and positively impact the cost for care. We have a range of solutions, allowing you to choose the option that works best for your employee’s health care needs.

This program provides your employees with personalized support to help manage Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of complications, as well as addressing related conditions such as weight, hypertension, dyslipidemia and mental health conditions.

The Diabetes Management program's cellular-connected meter offers real-time feedback following a glucose reading with food and activity tracking. Certified diabetes care and education specialists will then help your employees understand the impact of their lifestyle habits.

The program offers:

  • Convenience - The Welcome Kit will arrive at your employee’s home with their smart device set up and ready for testing, with the ability to order unlimited testing strips and lancets at no out-of-pocket cost.
  • Simplicity - A cellular meter captures the glucose readings automatically, with reports that can be easily shared with care providers or loved ones.
  • Emergency outreach - Within minutes of an out-of-range blood glucose reading, a diabetes response specialist will reach out to your employee to ensure their safety and provide guidance to help them regain control of their condition.

The Diabetes Management program is focused on the individual, and makes it easy for your employees to manage diabetes and associated conditions with a single registration.

Diabetes Management overview (PDF)

This program tracks progress and offers personalized support for hypertension as well as dyslipidemia, weight management and mental health. It provides your employees with timely support to help them make healthy choices and reduce the risk of hypertension complications. 

The program includes: 

  • Simplified monitoring - A connected blood pressure monitor captures your employee’s readings automatically, with digital reports that can be easily shared with care providers or loved ones.
  • Expert support - Digital and one-on-one human support by chronic care professionals reinforce healthy behavior, with medication support for your employees who need it.
  • An evidence-based program - The Hypertension Management program and coaching help your employees understand their condition and make healthy choices that can lead to improvement.

The Hypertension Management program makes it easy for your employees to manage multiple conditions through a single registration. 

Hypertension Management overview (PDF)

This program helps your employees with weight management, as well as hypertension, dyslipidemia and mental health. It provides unlimited messaging and one-on-one sessions with expert coaches, as well as online meetups, health challenges and strategies for healthy living. 

The program includes: 

  • Simplified monitoring - A connected weight scale captures weigh-ins automatically, supported by activity tracking, food logging and personalized one-to-one coaching. 
  • Expert support - Coaches with backgrounds in nursing, nutrition, behavioral psychology and exercise physiology provide nonjudgmental digital and one-on-one human support.
  • An evidence-based program - The program is recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It includes self-guided, in-app lessons and live coaching to help your employees achieve continuous motivation and results. 

The Diabetes Prevention program offers an individual approach to health and lifestyle management aimed at preventing diabetes.

Diabetes Prevention overview (PDF)

This program helps your employees with weight management. It provides support from a certified health coach in designing an easy-to-follow, personalized plan to improve nutrition, physical exercise and sleep habits.

This program includes: 

  • Simplified monitoring – Participants connect via a smart-scale to track their progress.
  • Expert support – The solution offers individual guidance by a certified health coach to help track weight challenges and provide encouragement for making healthy lifestyle choices.

The Weight Management program provides your employees with the individualized support and education they need to build a healthier lifestyle. 

There’s no additional work required from your benefits team. These programs work directly with your employees and their family members to provide tools and solutions to help them successfully manage their conditions. 

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