Since the health risk appraisal
was conducted during the second year, subsequent analyses were performed using only sick leave data from year two.
It allows employees to earn wellness credits for improving on their baseline health risk appraisal
results, up to $40 a month applied to their health insurance premium.
Given that older adults may benefit from a health risk appraisal
, the acceptability of computerized, conversational HRAs by an aged population was studied.
"We took the health risk appraisal
information for our participants and we prioritized those risks, " says Napier.
After health risk appraisals
and screenings have been done, employers can have a better picture of the health issues--and health costs--their employees are likely to encounter soon.
Health risk appraisal
exploratory data analysis (PowerPoint presentation).
* Health risk appraisals
(HRAs) can help modify behaviors only when they engage at-risk respondents in coaching(Soler, 2009).
"So, which do we want--the health risk appraisal
package, the mental health compliance add-on, or the drug benefit data mining option?" I am sitting in a meeting to consider options for our university's employee health insurance program.
The first activity that's essential to starting a corporate wellness program is creating an incentive for employees to complete a confidential health risk appraisal
Wellness initiatives may also be beneficial, particularly if the Health Risk Appraisal
screens for depression and a mechanism is in place to refer the employee into the EAP.
In June, Clarian Health, the Indianapolis-based hospital group, announced a change in its own employee benefit plan for 2008 and 2009, which could lead to deductions from paychecks for failing to measure up in five areas in a health risk appraisal
. The first to kick in was for smoking, $5 bi-weekly The policy made national news, and the employee backlash resulted in a reversal of the policy in August.
Premera is now offering a health risk-management program as part of its group plans in which members take a personal health risk appraisal
. "This appraisal helps people see what road they're on," explained Davis.