As employers consider and implement education and wellness programs to help control employee health care costs, it’s important to consider the varied and nuanced factors that impact health.
That’s the overarching message behind a recent white paper by UnitedHealthcare and Health Action Council (HAC), a nonprofit coalition representing midsize to large employers that aims to enhance human and economic health.
When analyzing health data, averages can hide a lot, said Craig Kurtzweil, vice president of the UnitedHealthcare Center for Advanced Analytics.
“You need to look underneath that; you need to look at some of the variability,” he said. “And then