Health cost sharing group add-ons to promote holistic health

August 5, 2021
Lindsey Logan

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Holistic health is an approach to healthcare that nurtures physical, mental, emotional, and financial health. Rather than treating a symptom or disease, holistic health is all about recognizing a patient as a whole person with many complex needs. Since health cost sharing groups share costs for medical expenses, it’s in their best interest to be as completely healthy as possible. This in turn keeps costs low and member satisfaction high. Doing so will also leave more funds available for accidents and major medical events such as surgeries. Here are four features to add to your group offerings to ensure members’ entire well-being is cared for.

Data sharing.

There are several great options for collecting healthcare data, such as wearables and online platforms. These solutions allow data recording and sharing between members and providers. Data sharing helps members make sense of their health and what to change so they can live their healthiest lives. You can also use this data to further improve your plan offerings. For example, if several of your members are experiencing the same conditions, you can add services to help members manage those specific conditions and create a better support community.

Alternative medicine and treatments.

Treatments such as massage therapy, chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and acupuncture can be great options for many members. These alternative medicines and treatments are great for preventive care. Plus, they are oftentimes more affordable than expensive procedures or prescription medications.

Mental and emotional health resources.

Physical health is not the only factor of a healthy person. Mental and emotional health are just as important to take care of and play a big role in people’s lives. To truly care for your members’ holistic health, consider providing access to therapists, counselors, or support groups. There are also other ways to ensure mental health is being taken care of. Mindfulness apps, work-life balance, practicing yoga, and journaling are all great ways to care for mental and emotional health.

Healthcare shopping tools.

Financial health is another component of members’ lives that should be cared for. Finances can be a huge stress factor and are one of the main reasons members avoid maintaining their health. Since health cost sharing group members often pay out-of-pocket, it’s important that they have the ability to find the most affordable provider. Not only that, but that it’s easy for them to search and compare providers based on cost and quality. To bring this into your offerings, try checking out an app like ours that makes it easy for your members to locate their most affordable care options.

Final thoughts.

To truly encourage a healthy community amongst your health cost sharing group, it’s crucial to take a holistic approach to member health. Making sure members are healthy in every part of their life will ensure you keep sharing costs low and member satisfaction high. Plus, a happy and healthy member is a retained member.

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