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Helping Reduce Type 2 Diabetes for Beyond Benefits Members

By Nicole Mehrara, Principal, Employee Benefits Division

clock October 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM

Marsh & McLennan Agency and Anthem Blue Cross’ partnership is bringing value to Beyond Benefits Trust clients and their employees through the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). With 90 percent of diabetes diagnoses being Type 2, the disease is a dangerous and growing crisis worldwide*. As part of our dedication to deliver innovative and quality healthcare, the DPP will provide educational awareness to employees while empowering them to improve their long term health.

running.jpgWe kicked off the program in August and reached over 10,000 members in the Trust. Employees that chose to engage in the program determined if they prefer to meet weekly online or in a classroom setting for 16 weeks and then monthly for the balance of a year. The program teaches participants to make lasting lifestyle changes by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and improving coping skills. By providing employees with tools such as a wireless scale or an activity tracker, support through small groups, weekly lessons, and access to a personal health coach, small changes will start to make a big difference!

 “I went online and enrolled in the DPP offered through Beyond Benefits and Anthem. I am now on week three of 52.  I love it!  I have learned a lot and based on my enthusiasm, another employee and [their] spouse have also enrolled.   The learning tools have been great. Our assigned dietician who hosts the group is helpful, and responsive to any question, no matter how strange. I highly recommend trying it!” – Anonymous DPP Participant

The Diabetes Prevention Program, administered by Solera Health, has paved the way for our partnership to continue to provide valuable programs to support the health of our client’s employees. We look forward to a promising future for our members within the Beyond Benefits Trust.

To learn more about how your company can engage in a Diabetes Prevention Program, please contact your Beyond Benefits Team or click the button below to compare your employee benefits rates!

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* Pletcher, P., RS, RD, LD, CDE. (2017, February 27). Type 2 Diabetes Statistics and Facts. Retrieved from https://www.healthline.com/health/type-2-diabetes/statistics#1

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