Introducing Omada® – An Innovative New Health Benefit Available to Pre-Medicare Eligible Retirees
Midland, MI - April 07, 2016
At Dow, we offer an array of benefit plans and programs that provide choices to help you stay healthy, get the care you need and protect your family. As part of our top-tier total rewards package, Dow is pleased to offer pre-Medicare eligible U.S. retirees and their adult dependents participating in a Dow medical plan with an innovative new health benefit: The Omada®, health improvement program.
Omada® is a breakthrough online program that inspires healthy habits you can live with long-term. It combines the behavior change science and unwavering support you’ll need to lose weight, keep it off, and help reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Omada® Helps You Lose Weight and Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes
Omada® is based on the Diabetes Prevention Program* clinical trial, which showed that people at high risk can delay or avoid developing type 2 diabetes by losing weight through diet and exercise. Participants who did this lifestyle intervention reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58 percent and lost 5 percent of their body weight, maintaining that for a year and beyond!
Omada® uses a multi-faceted approach to both inspire and enable change. The program includes:
- Expert Health Coaching with one-on-one, dedicated support and advice from a professional health coach
- Small Group Support with private online peer groups for encouragement
- Health Data Monitoring including a no-setup wireless scale to monitor your progress, plus a digital pedometer and mobile app for food tracking
- Interactive Program that adapts to you
- Weekly Online Lessons to educate and inspire
More great news: If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes or heart disease and participate in a Dow medical plan, Dow will cover the entire cost of the program for eligible U.S. employees, pre-Medicare eligible retirees, and their adult dependents – a $700 value.
Important update for Medicare-eligible retirees: Please note CMS/Medicare recently announced that diabetes prevention programs will be covered for Medicare participants starting later this year.
How Can I Find Out if I am Eligible to Participate?
To find out if you are eligible, just take the one-minute risk screening questionnaire at https://go.omadahealth.com/deployments/dow.
Your participation in Omada® is voluntary and your responses will be handled confidentially. No individually identifiable data will be shared with Dow. Your responses will be stored by Omada during the term of the program.
If you have questions, please contact the Retiree Service Center at 1-800-344-0661.
*The Diabetes Prevention Program is sponsored by the NIH and CDC