Some features of HealthPartners’ consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs) are drawing a younger, healthier population, according to Julie Bunde, director of product management at HealthPartners. She discusses these features as well as how their CDHPs affect their members’ lifestyles and how members are handling their healthcare spending. Bunde, along with Kathleen Campbell, head of Aetna’s CDHPsand Alexander “Sander” Domaszewicz, a principal and senior consultant with Mercer Health and Benefits Servicesdescribed the essential elements needed for a consumer-directed health plan to successfully engage consumers in their health and control healthcare costs, and how the elements translate to a consumer-directed benefit strategy for health plans and employers during a June 26, 2008 webinar, Essential Keys To Success for Consumer-Directed Health Plans.

Source: Assessing CDHPs' Affect on Members' Lifestyles