Resources for Employers and Insurers
Employers and insurers can help make lifestyle change programs—like yours—available at no or low cost to participants by offering them as a covered health benefit.
Consider reaching out to employers and insurers in your area to encourage them to add a CDC-recognized lifestyle change program to their benefits packages.
This practice worked for a lifestyle change program provider in Kingsport, Tennessee, which expanded its existing partnership with a local employer to include coverage of the diabetes prevention program. The employer has also supported on-site screenings and promotional events for employees and their spouses.
Also consider asking employers to offer your lifestyle change program at their worksite. The department of water and power of a major metro city did so, and has even offered electronic fitness trackers as a reward for employees who complete the year-long program.
A program offered in a grocery store pharmacy had success recruiting participants through collaboration with the state employee health plan, which covered the lifestyle change program.
To help with this outreach, check out the Business Case Talking Points for Employers/Insurers [DOCX - 31KB], or help them weigh the costs and benefits of National DPP lifestyle change programs by using the Diabetes Prevention Impact Toolkit .
- Page last reviewed: March 14, 2017
- Page last updated: March 14, 2017
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