Ohio-based Grange Insurance has launched a corporate biometric screening program using BioIQ’s home test kits, online health assessments and aggregate reports.
BioIQ has said that its employee screening program will be useful for its high participation rates, access to remote field workers and dependents, and success motivating an aging employee and retiree population to take responsibility for their health. The kit includes a free Corporate Wellness and Screening Roadmap, a guide that describes a procedure to launch employee screening program.
The company has also said that its at-home screening program integrates with other wellness services by engaging employees, assessing their risk for diabetes and heart disease, and then connecting with health professionals for follow up and treatment.
According to BioIQ, it found the home-testing process to be simple and effective. Participants ordered the BioIQ kits online, received them in the mail and followed the instructions to send a tiny blood sample to BioIQ’s lab.
BioIQ then analyzes the samples for glucose, total cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides, and then notified people when their lab reports were ready for viewing through secure, password-protected accounts. High-risk people were directed to lifestyle coaches, another aspect of the Grange wellness program, to learn how they could improve their health and obtain any necessary treatments.
In addition, BioIQ also supplied an aggregate report that helps Paxton and other HR pros to detect health risks within the population so they can educate employees, encourage treatment, and make appropriate changes to the health plan and wellness strategy. Grange plans to offer the BioIQ program again next year as well.
Steve Paxton, assistant vice president and manager of compensation and benefits at Grange Insurance, said: “BioIQ is a convenient way to screen your entire population of associates and dependents, especially people in small or remote offices who are difficult to reach through traditional onsite screening methods.
“We had amazing participation in the BioIQ program, with more than 95% of the people in our health plan completing the biometric screening and health risk assessment. BioIQ is a convenient way to screen your entire population of associates and dependents, especially people in small or remote offices who are difficult to reach through traditional onsite screening methods.”
Justin Bellante, CEO at BioIQ, said: “BioIQ acts as a cornerstone of a wellness program by enabling the acquisition of health data from everyone in the population, and then by making sure that the data gets integrated into other wellness tools and services. At-home screening complements and extends Grange’s overall wellness strategy.”