Insurance partner Nolan Tully and associate Jamie Campisi recently coauthored an article for LexisNexis Practical Guidance that discusses how wellness programs can be used to potentially prevent, delay or lower the severity of long-term care claims and improve health outcomes.
They give an overview of the wellness programs, noting that they are largely focused on pre-insurance-claim intervention but that services can be provided to healthy, at-risk and on-claim populations alike. Nolan and Jamie provide examples of wellness initiatives, including engagement initiatives, support wellness interventions and care wellness programs.
Managed care programs existing outside of traditional long-term care insurance have been successful, and the authors provide examples of wellness programs that demonstrate significant benefits. Nolan and Jamie also acknowledge the current challenges in wellness program implementation and how the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) is confronting them.
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