Fitness is its own reward, right? Then again, an extra hundred bucks wouldn't hurt. Blue Cross and Blue Shield will offer financial incentives to members who don't smoke and meet certain targets for cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index.
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Healthy? Here's $100
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota this week became the first Minnesota health insurance company to offer a direct financial incentive to its members who maintain a healthy lifestyle. But they have to meet four criteria, including a healthy body mass index (BMI). Would you qualify?
Insurers buy Minneapolis-based Bloom Health
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Minn. health insurers issue nearly $9M in rebates
Nationwide, insurance companies are paying out $1 billion to consumers this month, including $8.9 million from five Minnesota insurance companies. Bloomington-based HealthPartners will provide the most at $6.8 million. The rebates are required by the federal Affordable Care Act, which set a limit on the share of premium revenue that health insurers could dedicate to administration, marketing and profit.
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