Optima Health Increases Access to Affordable Nutritious Food for Medicaid Members

Optima Health Increases Access to Affordable Nutritious Food for Medicaid Members

Virginia Beach, VA (September 3, 2019) — Optima Health announced that it is providing the Healthy Savings program to its Medicaid members. This unique program provides greater access to fresh produce and other healthier food items, as well as over-the-counter medications, baby care and household cleaning items.

“As a health plan that invests in our members’ health, Optima Health believes Healthy Savings offers unique value to our members and their families,” said Traci Massie, director of government programs at Optima Health. “We know that eating habits impact every aspect of our lives. By making nutritious options available in the stores our members prefer, we can make an immediate and beneficial impact in their lives.”

The program provides savings on fresh produce, lean meats, milk, whole grain bread, yogurt, eggs, beans  as well as frequently purchased self-medication products. Optima Health Medicaid members will receive a Healthy Savings card in the mail in the first half of September, and can register at healthysavings.com/optimahealth. Once registered, they will receive notifications on weekly offerings.

In participating grocery stores, members scan the barcode from their card or mobile phone at check out and realize the immediate savings on these healthy foods. Savings are pre-loaded onto member accounts with no clipping, printing, or downloading of coupons necessary. Participating grocers include Food Lion®, Kroger®, Giant®, Shoppers® and Martins®.

“Healthy diets can put stress on fixed budgets,” said Chad Kelly, chief marketing officer of Solutran, the company behind Healthy Savings. He added, “The Healthy Savings program provides affordable access to products that lead to better health and can reduce health care costs.”

Members can also download the Healthy Savings mobile app at no charge on the App Store® or Google Play™. Members can use this app to view current offers, search for store locations, and review their purchases.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings is a high-engagement, national health & wellness program helping health insurers, employers, government entities and non-profits make healthier foods more affordable and accessible to large populations. Partnering with over 22,000 stores and hundreds of healthier product brands, Healthy Savings allows members to save over $50 weekly on healthier foods without having to clip, print or download coupons. Our mission is to improve the way America eats. The platform behind the Healthy Savings program is Solutran’s S3 technology. Learn more at Solutran.com or TryHealthySavings.com, and follow us on LinkedIn.

About Optima Health

Optima Health, based in Virginia, provides health insurance coverage to more than 510,000 members. With more than 30 years of experience, Optima Health offers a suite of commercial products including consumer-directed, employee-owned and employer-sponsored plans, individual health plans, employee assistance programs and plans serving Medicare and Medicaid enrollees. Its provider network features approximately 30,000 providers including specialists, primary care physicians and hospitals across Virginia. Optima Health also offers programs to support members with chronic illnesses, customized wellness programs and integrated clinical and behavioral health services, as well as pharmacy management—all to help members improve their health every day. The company’s goals are to provide better health, be easy to use and offer services that are a great value. Optima Health is a service of Sentara Healthcare. To learn more about Optima Health, visit www.optimahealth.com.

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UCare is First Minnesota Health Plan to Offer Healthy Savings® Program to Medicare and Medicaid Members

UCare is First Minnesota Health Plan to Offer Healthy Savings® Program to Medicare and Medicaid Members

Minneapolis, MN (February 6, 2019) – UCare today announced the expansion of the Healthy Savings program to all of its more than 380,000 Medicare and Medicaid members in Minnesota and parts of western Wisconsin. The program – which is currently available to UCare’s individual and family plan members – makes healthier eating more affordable by providing discounts on healthier foods and beverages.

“Providing our members a path for the best health of their lives is our top priority,” said Ghita Worcester, UCare Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer. “Healthy Savings is a proven program that will improve nutrition of our members and their families while saving them money.”

With Healthy Savings, members save up to $200 per month on healthier foods, including fresh fruits, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and more. Offers are redeemed in-store through a scan of the Healthy Savings card or mobile app at grocery store checkout, as member accounts are preloaded with savings, without the clipping or downloading of coupons.

UCare members can shop at any participating grocery retailer, which includes Cub Foods®, Coborn’s, Cash Wise®, Festival Foods®, Kowalski’s, Lunds & Byerlys, Hornbacher’s® and Mackentun’s.

“Healthy Savings has already saved members nearly $2.5 million on healthier foods and beverages,” said Chad Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer of Solutran, the company behind Healthy Savings, “and we’re pleased that UCare is expanding the program so even more members can save money and eat healthier.”

Members can register their card and view their account details at healthysavings.com/ucare. The Healthy Savings mobile app is available at no cost on the App Store® or Google Play™.

The technology behind the Healthy Savings program is powered by the S3 Solutions Suite™ developed by Solutran, Inc., a Minnesota-based technology company specializing in electronic benefit transfer and payment processing solutions.

About UCare

UCare is an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 400,000 members throughout Minnesota and parts of Wisconsin. UCare partners with health care providers, counties, and community organizations to create and deliver Medicare, Medicaid and Individual & Family health plans.

The health plan addresses health care disparities and care access issues through its Ucare Foundation grants and a broad array of community initiatives. UCare has received Top Workplaces honors from the Star Tribune for nine consecutive years since the rankings began in 2010.

About Healthy Savings

Healthy Savings is a high-engagement, national health & wellness program helping health insurers, employers, government entities and nonprofits make healthier foods more affordable. Partnering with over 14,000 brands and stores, Healthy Savings allows members to save over $50 weekly on healthier foods without having to clip, print or download coupons. Our mission is to improve the way America eats. The platform behind the Healthy Savings program is Solutran’s S3™ technology. Learn more at TryHealthySavings.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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JenCare Partners with Healthy Savings® to Help Improve Healthy Eating Among Food Insecure Seniors in Chicago

JenCare Partners with Healthy Savings® to Help Improve Healthy Eating Among Food Insecure Seniors in Chicago

Chicago, IL (December 12, 2018) – JenCare Senior Medical Center in Chicago, which honors seniors with affordable VIP care that delivers better health, today announced it is helping at-risk elderly patients improve nutrition using the Healthy Savings program having identified those impacted by food insecurity.  Healthy Savings reduces the costs of making healthier food choices when shopping, by providing instant savings on fruits and vegetables at checkout of several grocery chains.

The program is being offered to a qualifying cohort of JenCare’s Medicare Advantage members known to have food access barriers that include high cost.  These JenCare patients can save 50% off the price of all fresh fruits and vegetables.  Plus, they also are able to receive savings of up to $50 each week on additional healthy food staples including lean meats, whole grains, milk, yogurt, cereals, beans and more from over 200 participating food and beverage companies.

Qualified JenCare patients simply shop at participating retailers including Jewel-Osco®, Mariano’s™, Niemann County Markets®, Shop ‘n Save® and Woodman’s, and scan the Healthy Savings card or mobile app at checkout for instant savings on healthier food items.  Nothing about the Healthy Savings card program precludes use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) card-voucher benefits provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“We are committed to transforming care of the neediest populations,” said Len Scarpinato, DO, MS, FAAFP, FACP, Chief Medical Officer for JenCare-Chicago.  “Our primary care physicians appreciate the vital role that good nutrition plays in health, so we’re excited about making healthy food more affordable to patients having shown they’d otherwise less nutritious foods with lower cost.”

“Healthy Savings is committed to enhancing the health of all Americans,” said Chad Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer for Solutran, Inc., the company behind Healthy Savings, “Our technology makes it virtually effortless for the consumer to access instant healthy food savings.”

Nationwide, members on the Healthy Savings program already have saved over $2.5 million on healthier food items.

In Chicago, JenCare’s Jeffery Manor center (2231 East 95th Street, Chicago, IL 60617) has in just weeks already helped many of its patients complete a screening questionnaire, identifying 115 seniors of the 400 plus impacted by significant food insecurity.  The medical practice is now helping those seniors receive Healthy Savings cards on a prioritized basis.  Plus, for those seniors needing transportation to shop participating supermarkets, JenCare offers courtesy transportation every other weekend.

About Healthy Savings

Healthy Savings is a program for participants to save on healthier foods without having to clip, print or download coupons. Discounts are pre-loaded onto participant accounts each week and activated with a simple scan of a barcode from a card or mobile phone at checkout of participating retail stores. Solutran S3 technology serves as the supporting substantiation platform behind the Healthy Savings program. The mission of Healthy Savings is to unlock the enormous potential within each individual with the goal of working together to improve the way America eats.

About JenCare Senior Medical Centers and ChenMed 

JenCare Senior Medical Center operates about 30 primary care medical practices serving seniors in Illinois, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Virginia.  For seniors most in need of care, high-quality health care often is beyond reach. JenCare brings concierge-style medicine — and better health outcomes — to the neediest populations.  It is part of the ChenMed family of companies that Modern Healthcare featured in a cover story (Oct. 20, 2018), reporting that: “Indeed, ChenMed’s approach has resulted in 50% fewer hospital admissions compared with a standard primary-care practice, 28% lower per-member costs, and significantly higher use of evidence-based medications.”

JenCare’s (ChenMed’s) mission is to honor seniors with affordable VIP care that delivers better health. To do that, JenCare relies on innovative technology and a talented, resourceful, and compassionate team of providers.  On average, ChenMed physicians invest 207.6 minutes per year face-to-face with each patient, more than 10 times the national average of just 20.3 minutes annually for family and general physicians.  In Chicago, JenCare PCPs average even more face-to-face time with patients, investing 223 minutes yearly — precious time that’s reinforced by having doctors collaboratively review cases, discuss best practices, and develop new solutions to keep improving health outcomes and patient satisfaction levels.

ChenMed is a privately owned medical, management and technology company with 53 medical centers in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Well-known ChenMed brands also include Chen Senior Medical Center and Dedicated Senior Medical Center.  Led and inspired by ChenMed Chairman and founder James Chen, MD, PhD, the company’s proven approach has been serving low-to-moderate-income seniors with multiple complex chronic conditions for some 30 years.

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UCare Makes Healthier Eating More Affordable for Members

UCare Makes Healthier Eating More Affordable for Members

Minneapolis, MN (Sep 12, 2018) — Healthy Savings announced UCare Individual and Family Plan members will be able to buy healthier foods at a discounted price through the Healthy Savings® program.

Healthy Savings helps members save up to $200 per month on the healthier foods including lean meats, whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, yogurt and more. Using the program is easy. Members receive weekly emails showcasing promotions and have access to a mobile app where product offers are listed. Each week members’ accounts are preloaded with savings, so there is no clipping or downloading coupons required.

Members can shop at any participating retailer location, including Cash Wise, Coborn’s, Cub Foods, Festival Foods, Hornbacher’s, Kowalski’s, Lunds & Byerlys and Mackenthun’s of Waconia. Scanning their mobile app at checkout gives them instant savings on healthier foods.

“Healthy Savings makes healthy eating an easy choice for many of our members,” said Ghita Worcester, UCare Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Marketing Officer. “We always go the extra mile to help our members, and Healthy Savings is an example of how we do that.”

“We are pleased to welcome UCare members to this growing program,” said Chad Kelly, Solutran Chief Marketing Officer. “Eating healthier and saving money is a winning combination.”

Kelly stated Healthy Savings has already saved members over $2 million on healthier foods since the start of the program in 2013.

The technology behind the Healthy Savings program is powered by Solutran, Inc., a Minnesota-based technology company specializing in electronic benefit transfer and payment processing solutions.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings is a program for participants to save on healthier foods without having to clip, print or download coupons. Discounts are pre-loaded onto participant accounts each week and activated with a simple scan of a barcode from a card or mobile phone at checkout of participating retail stores.

 

About UCare

UCare is an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 400,000 members throughout Minnesota. UCare partners with health care providers, counties, and community organizations to create and deliver:

• National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-accredited plans for Minnesotans shopping on MNsure.
• Coverage for adults with disabilities.
• MinnesotaCare and Prepaid Medical Assistance programs across the state.
• Medicare plans with an “Excellent” NCQA rating, and a partnership with Essentia Health in northern Minnesota.
• Programs for older Minnesotans with Medical Assistance, or with both Medical Assistance and Medicare.

UCare addresses health care disparities and care access issues through its Ucare Foundation grants and a broad array of community initiatives. UCare has received Top Workplaces honors from the Star Tribune for nine consecutive years since the rankings began in 2010.

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Healthy Savings Makes Nutritious Foods More Affordable for UnitedHealthcare and Oxford Plan Participants in New York and New Jersey

Healthy Savings Makes Nutritious Foods More Affordable for UnitedHealthcare and Oxford Plan Participants in New York and New Jersey

New York City, NY (Jan 25, 2018) — UnitedHealthcare and Oxford plan participants and their dependents in New York and New Jersey who are enrolled in large group, fully insured employer-sponsored health plans will be able to buy healthy foods at discounted prices through the Healthy Savings® program.

Healthy Savings can reduce monthly grocery bills for eligible users by more than $150. Shortly after their health plan renewal date, program participants will receive a Healthy Savings card in the mail and can download the Healthy Savings mobile app. After the card is activated online at www.HealthySavingsUHC.com or www.HealthySavingsOxford.com, participants can purchase prequalified healthy foods from more than 200 food and beverage brands.

With Healthy Savings, there is no clipping, printing or downloading of coupons, as discounts are pre-loaded on accounts each week. Users can scan their cards or mobile apps at checkout. The discounts are instantly subtracted from their bill and are printed on their receipt. Eligible participants can use the Healthy Savings program at any of the more than 180 Stop & Shop® and Western Beef® store locations. The Healthy Savings mobile app, available at no charge at iTunes® or Google Play™, enables people to view available discounts, find nearby participating grocery stores and track accumulated savings through the program.

Weekly discounts are offered on products in the healthiest one-third of items in a grocery store, including fresh produce, milk, whole-grain bread, lean meats, eggs, yogurt and many other products. The food items are qualified through the nationally renowned Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance system, which rates the nutritional quality of food using a patented scientific algorithm that gives positive points for vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and whole grains, and negative points for things like fats, cholesterol, sodium and sugar.

“Healthy Savings makes choosing healthier food easier and more affordable for thousands of people throughout New York and New Jersey,” said Michael McGuire, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of New York. “We believe individuals and families will appreciate Healthy Savings because it enables them to improve their diets, which can improve their health and well-being.”

According to America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report, 26 percent of adults in New York and 27 percent of adults in New Jersey are obese. Healthy Savings is designed to help people take steps toward a healthier diet.

UnitedHealthcare made Healthy Savings available last year to people enrolled in fully insured employer-based and individual health plans in parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia and Washington, D.C. To date, program participants have saved more than $1.4 million.

“We are on a mission to improve the way America eats,” said Chad Kelly, chief marketing officer at Solutran, Inc., the parent company and technology provider of Healthy Savings. “Access to and affordability of healthy food continues to be barriers to better health and well-being.  Healthy Savings is making a big difference by breaking down these barriers.”

UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 6 million people in New York and New Jersey with a network of more than 550 hospitals and 130,000 physicians and other care providers.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings® is a program which enables health insurance members to save on healthier foods without having to clip, print, or download coupons. Solutran S3 technology serves as the supporting substantiation platform behind the Healthy Savings program. The mission of Healthy Savings is to unlock the enormous potential within each individual with the goal of working together to improve the way America eats. The technology behind the Healthy Savings program is powered by Solutran, Inc., a Minnesota-based technology company specializing in electronic benefit transfer systems and payment solutions.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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UnitedHealthcare Makes Nutritious Foods More Affordable with Healthy Savings Program for People in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

UnitedHealthcare Makes Nutritious Foods More Affordable with Healthy Savings Program for People in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Washington, DC (Nov 13, 2017) — Beginning Nov. 15, nearly 180,000 UnitedHealthcare plan participants and their dependents in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., enrolled in fully insured, employer-sponsored health plans will be able to buy healthy foods at discounted prices through the Healthy Savings® program.

Healthy Savings can reduce monthly grocery bills for eligible users by more than $150. Program participants will receive a Healthy Savings card in the mail and can also download the Healthy Savings mobile app. After the card is activated online at www.HealthySavingsUHC.com, participants can purchase prequalified healthy foods from more than 200 food and beverage brands.

With Healthy Savings, there is no clipping, printing or downloading of coupons, as discounts are pre-loaded on accounts each week. Users can scan their cards or mobile apps at checkout. The discounts are instantly subtracted from their bill and are printed on their receipt. Eligible participants can use the Healthy Savings program at any Giant® Food, Shoppers® Food and Farm Fresh® store locations. There are more than 140 store locations in northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

The Healthy Savings mobile app, available at no charge at iTunes® or Google Play™, enables people to view available discounts, find nearby participating grocery stores and track accumulated savings through the program.

Weekly discounts are offered on products in the healthiest one-third of items in a grocery store, including fresh produce, milk, whole-grain bread, lean meats, eggs, yogurt and many other products. The food items are qualified through the nationally renowned Guiding Stars® nutrition guidance system, which rates the nutritional quality of food using information from the nutrition facts label and the ingredients list.

“Healthy Savings makes choosing healthier food easier and more affordable for thousands of people throughout Virginia and the District,” said Christopher Mullins, CEO, UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic. “We believe individuals and families will appreciate Healthy Savings because it enables them to improve their diets, which can improve their health and well-being.”

“It is rewarding to make healthy foods more affordable for families across America,” said Chad Kelly, chief marketing officer of Solutran Inc., the parent company of Healthy Savings. “We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with UnitedHealthcare to help its plan participants in Virginia and the District eat healthier.”

Healthy Savings is available to eligible individuals and their dependents whose employers are based in the District of Columbia and in Arlington, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, King George, Loudoun, Madison, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren counties; and in the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas and Winchester.

UnitedHealthcare made Healthy Savings available last year to people enrolled in fully insured employer-based and individual health plans in parts of Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. Since its introduction, more than 500,000 people have received access to Healthy Savings.

UnitedHealthcare serves nearly 1.4 million people in Virginia and Washington, D.C., with a network of 123 hospitals and nearly 25,000 physicians and other care providers.

 

About Healthy Savings®

Healthy Savings® is a program which enables health insurance members to save on healthier foods without having to clip, print, or download coupons. Solutran S3 technology serves as the supporting substantiation platform behind the Healthy Savings program. The mission of Healthy Savings is to unlock the enormous potential within each individual with the goal of working together to improve the way America eats. The technology behind the Healthy Savings program is powered by Solutran, Inc., a Minnesota-based technology company specializing in electronic benefit transfer systems and payment solutions.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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