A new NEBGH Solutions Center report says that many employees need more targeted weight control interventions in addition to traditional behavioral and lifestyle offerings, and that innovative digital tools, value-based benefits design, prescription medications and bariatric surgery should be considered for inclusion in workplace programs.
Digital connectivity can increase employee engagement and help overcome stigma and embarrassment – cited by employers as key obstacles to successful weight control programs. Providing coverage for prescription medications and bariatric surgery, and steering employees to high-value evidence-based care, can improve outcomes.
NEBGH’s report is based on a research project that included an employer survey and a roundtable discussion with 19 executives from employers, health plans and consulting organizations.
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