New AvMed Option Rewards Healthy Lifestyle Choices

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AvMed will partner with BeniComp, a health plan administrator specializing in wellness. BeniComp has introduced a supplemental wellness program that ties a member’s lifestyle to their out of pocket healthcare costs.

AvMed will partner with BeniComp, a health plan administrator specializing in wellness. BeniComp has introduced a supplemental wellness program that ties a member’s lifestyle to their out of pocket healthcare costs. “It’s like a good driver discount for your health insurance,” said James M. Repp, AvMed Senior Vice President. “It rewards consumers for taking an active role in improving their health.”

The AvMed “BeniFIT” program integrates AvMed’s products with BeniComp Advantage technology, a mechanism that measures and tracks healthy behaviors to help determine premiums and deductibles. AvMed “BeniFIT" is available for large employers.

“This product is a great solution for employers who recognize the value of getting their employees engaged in healthy behavior,” added Repp. “It is also in line with our strategy of helping members take charge of their health.”

“BeniComp will help AvMed design a wellness incentive and health promotion plan that will in turn provide members with a tangible reward for healthy behaviors,” said Doug Short, President of BeniComp Group. “The goal is to reward employees who are engaged in their health and provide them with an option to have lower premiums.”

BeniComp has been recognized for their work in wellness and incentive-based health plans. They earned the Best Business Practice of the Year Award from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for rewarding and managing healthy lifestyles which resulted in lower health insurance cost.

About AvMed Health Plans
AvMed has been providing health care coverage to Florida citizens and businesses for over 40 years. AvMed ranks “Highest in Member Satisfaction among Commercial Health Plans in Florida, Two Years in a Row,” according to J.D. Power and Associates.* AvMed offers health coverage options to large and small employers in most major markets around the state; Medicare Advantage products in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, and Individual coverage in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. For more information about AvMed, visit http://www.avmed.org

About BeniComp Group
BeniComp started in 1962 as a sales organization providing Life and Health products, and later Property and Casualty. In 1990, the health division began providing comprehensive Third Party Administrative services. BeniComp, Inc. is the exclusive claims administrator for two national fully insured carriers. Most recently, BeniComp developed the BeniComp Advantage wellness product, which is in compliance with current healthcare guidelines such as HIPAA, ADA, GINA and PPACA. This patent-pending product has state approval in 42 states, received awards for innovation and best practices, and has been featured in numerous publications for its innovative approach. Most recently BeniComp has introduced PULSE, the first operating system in America that is centered on wellness, as well as BeniComp’s Predictive Health Management division, the first predictive outreach coaching resource. For more information, visit http://www.benicompadvantage.com

*AvMed Health Plans received the highest numerical score among commercial health plans in Florida in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2012-2013 U.S. Member Health Plan StudySM. 2013 study based on 33,535 total member responses, measuring six plans in Florida (excludes Medicare and Medicaid). Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of members surveyed December 2012 - January 2013. To learn more about how Florida Health Plans performed in the study visit https://pictures.dealer.com/jdpower/561143420a0d02b7012833ff48e1b071.pdf Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.

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