HumanaVitality Achieves NCQA Accreditation for Wellness and Health Promotion
Achievement demonstrates company’s commitment to quality within its wellness
CHICAGO -- December 06, 2012
HumanaVitality^®, a comprehensive wellness and rewards solution that
incentivizes people to make healthier choices, has earned National Committee
for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Accreditation for Wellness and Health Promotion
with Performance Reporting. HumanaVitality is one of only 19 wellness
organizations in the United States to achieve this Accreditation.
HumanaVitality, LLC, a joint venture between health and wellness company
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Discovery Holdings, Ltd., provides commercial
fully insured and ASO employers with an integrated, comprehensive wellness
solution for helping employees and their families live healthier lives.
HumanaVitality is also available to individual HumanaOne^® major medical
members within approved states.
NCQA’s Wellness and Health Promotion Accreditation comprehensively evaluates
key areas of health promotion, including how wellness programs are implemented
in the workplace, how services are provided to help eligible individuals
develop skills to make healthy choices, and how sensitive health information
is properly safeguarded. The Accreditation is a nationally recognized
evaluation that consumers and employers can use to assess wellness programs.
Through HumanaVitality, members are given a unique, personalized wellness plan
and are rewarded for making healthier lifestyle choices such as obtaining
preventive screenings, exercising, donating blood or getting CPR-certified.
For each healthier choice or activity, members receive Vitality Points™ that,
when accrued, allow members to achieve greater Vitality Status™ levels and
To achieve the Accreditation, HumanaVitality participated in a voluntary
review process guided by NCQA standards that provide a framework of the
HumanaVitality member experience. Program policies and processes across
HumanaVitality and all partner organizations were thoroughly examined.
“We differentiate ourselves by offering a data-driven, measurable and
actuarially sound approach to wellness,” said Joe Woods, HumanaVitality CEO.
“Achieving NCQA accreditation underscores this focus, but most importantly, it
assures our members that we’re committed to quality and meet the health and
wellness industry’s highest standards.”
The Accredited with Performance Reporting status is granted to wellness and
health promotion organizations that submit a specific number of results for
NCQA’s standardized performance measures, in addition to meeting or exceeding
NCQA’s standards. Those standards are purposely set high and include
everything from employer and plan sponsor engagement, privacy and
confidentiality to engaging the population and incentives management, to name
“NCQA’s Wellness and Health Promotion Accreditation requires organizations to
demonstrate their compliance with well-defined standards and quality
measures,” said Margaret E. O’Kane, NCQA president. “The NCQA seal will
provide employers and consumers with the information they need to choose the
best program in their markets.”
HumanaVitality’s NCQA Accreditation is valid through September 2015. In order
to maintain Accreditation with Performance Reporting, HumanaVitality will
annually provide information and documentation to demonstrate adherence to
those measures and standards.
HumanaVitality is not an insurance product, but is part of Humana’s commercial
and individual medical plan offerings within approved states. For more
information, visit www.HumanaVitality.com.
HumanaVitality, LLC, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., is a joint venture
between Humana Inc. and Discovery Holdings, Ltd. Humana partnered with
Discovery because of its 14 years of worldwide experience using behavioral,
clinical and actuarial science to motivate individuals to make healthier
choices. By integrating rewards with healthy behaviors, HumanaVitality
provides the tools and support necessary to help Humana members live healthier
lives and furthers Humana’s Dream to Help People Achieve Lifelong
HumanaVitality has more than 1.6 million members who are enhancing their
health and wellness through a comprehensive integrated approach to lifestyle
improvement. For more information about HumanaVitality, please visit the
company’s website at www.humanavitality.com. You can also find us on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/humanavitality, follow us on Twitter: @HumanaVitality
and add us on Google+: HumanaVitality.
NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care
quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care
organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of
performance. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information
for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky., is a leading health care
company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness
services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By
leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better
explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care
that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people
across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor
Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies
*Annual reports to stockholders;
*Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
*Most recent investor conference presentations;
*Quarterly earnings news releases;
*Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
*Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and
times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and
*Corporate Governance information.
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