Colorado’s state government – itself one of the biggest employers in the Centennial State – has achieved milestones in Gov. John Hickenlooper’s goal to make Colorado the healthiest state in America. Already more than 10,000 state employees (30% of the qualified population) have begun participating in a range of health activities since the launch of a health incentive program in July 2013. Half of the participants have completed a Health Risk Assessment with their insurer, which is more than a 650% increase in HRA completion compared with the prior year.

The pioneering program, called Welltok’s CaféWell, is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and Kaiser Permanente, which provide health insurance for Colorado state employees. The initiative’s health platform offers employees a variety of health activities, incentives for participation and access to resources, including health coaching.

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