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  • Promoting a Healthier Workforce

    Health and Productivity Management

  • Health and Productivity Management Center  


    Blueprint for Health  

    The Blueprint for Health (BFH)  is a free web-based tool for making value-based decisions for health and productivity management.   BFH is valuable to employers with or without expertise in data analysis, and/or employers who do not track absence or productivity in a formal way.  The BFH uses data, methods and metrics derived from a large dataset of US employers and covers several medical conditions including diabetes, hypertension, insomnia, obesity, cholesterolemia and several co-morbidities.

    The BFH estimates the full implications of cost including medical expenses, absences, and work impairment (presenteeism). Models based on actual multi-employer data are used to estimate total costs based on condition prevalence, age, gender, geographic location, exempt/non-exempt status, and deductible level.  The BFH also illustrates the portion of people in each cost level who can be expected to migrate to higher or lower cost levels.

    Use the Blueprint to:  

    • Project total cost of healthcare, list productivity and absence
    • Learn the impact of variables as age, gender, geographic location and benefit design on overall healthcare costs
    • Understand the migration of employees to higher or lower cost levels over time
    • Help initiate a health and productivity management program 

    This resource was developed by the Health as Human Capital Foundation in collaboration with ACOEM, and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) and supported by a grant from Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals.  Riedel & Associates Consultants, Inc provided extensive technical assistance in the development of the Blueprint.

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