Integrated Health Care is a popular benefits strategy that may help businesses improve employee health and productivity while reducing health care costs. Here’s how it works.Understanding_Integrated_Health_Care_Inforgraphic
Employers commit to integrated health care — and discover it’s improving their employees’ health and happiness and lowering costs.
New Insights from the Integrated Health Care Report, Edition 3
What is integrated health care (IHC)?
I.H.C. is an employee benefits strategy that connects pharmacy, dental, vision, disability, and absence management data to an employer’s health management program. I.H.C. increases employee engagement in wellness programs and improves health outcomes.
- 71% of employers with 100+ employees are integrating their benefits program or considering it — up from 60% in 2016
- 46% are actively committed to making the move to I.H.C.
- 25% are considering I.H.C.
A shift in focus from employer cost savings to employee happiness
Employers are turning to integration to improve their employees’ health, make health care more affordable for them and enhance their well-being.
- “To make sure (employees) can get the medication they need”
- “Knowing many families can’t afford products like glasses or contacts without being able to use their health savings accounts”
- “Care for when our employees aren’t able to work”
- “This is necessary for all employees and can improve general health”
Integration can help shape perceptions of companies with active programs:
- The practical approach: “A stronger hiring and retention position”
- The ethical approach: “The right thing to do”
Choosing benefits to integrate: Vision and dental coverage lead the way
- Vision: 69% integrated
- Dental: 67% integrated
- Pharmacy: 65% integrated
- Disability: 51% integrated
How do employers measure the success of I.H.C.?
An integrated employee benefits approach may help your business improve employee health and productivity, while reducing health care costs. Learn more by downloading the complete Integrated Health Care Report, Edition 3
- 55% measure employee engagement in integrated health care program
- 27% Measure employer cost savings resulting from I.H.C.
- 26% Don’t measure it; instead, they measure overall health, wellness and productivity program
- 19% Don’t measure it; it’s the right thing to do
About Integrated Health Care
I.H.C. programs link medical, pharmacy, dental, vision, disability, behavioral and supplemental health data to provide a more complete, connected picture of an employee’s health. The data produces actionable insights that help doctors and other health care providers better diagnose and treat employees and guide them toward prevention and well-being programs. The results? Better care, better health outcomes and lower costs.
I.H.C. brings your employees and you these benefits:
- More ways to identify risks early, making an impact on preventable health care costs
- More coordinated care that helps your employees get well and back to work sooner
- More personalized employee engagement that’s more likely to inspire action
About the Integrated Health Care Report, Edition 3
Integrated Health Care Report, Edition 3 represents the third wave of industry research conducted about attitudes — and actions — relating to integrated health care.*
Download the full report: Integrated Health Care Report, Edition 3