Health Plan Launches Diabetes Program

Comptroller of Connecticut Kevin Lembo recently announced the launch of a diabetes management program through the state’s health plan. The diabetes program is aimed at reducing acute emergencies and long term complications related to chronic conditions while delivering an estimated annual savings to the state of Connecticut for approximately $3 million. 

The program launched in partnership with CVS Caremark and Livongo, is projected to significantly improve healthcare outcomes for thousands of people with diabetes covered by the state plan.

The plan will provide comprehensive around-the-clock live coaching and support via cellular-enabled diabetes management devices with remote monitoring capabilities, and address the state’s top pharmacy cost category which includes diabetes medications and supplies,

As state comptroller, Kevin Lembo is the administrator of the state health plan serving more than 250,000 state and municipal employees, retirees, and their dependents. The diabetes management program is the latest cross-sector partnership that seeks to enhance the efficiency of the state plan by helping members to better manage their chronic conditions.

The Livongo diabetes management program and devices will allow members to monitor their conditions by receiving Health Nudges ™ and 24/7 access to digital and telehealth coaching all from their homes.

The Journal of Medical Economics study found that the Livongo for Diabetes program delivered an $88 per member monthly reduction in medical spending and that clients experienced a positive return on investment in one year.


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