Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cummins Partnering with Castlight in Effort to Improve Health CareQuality and Reduce Costs for Employees

Castlight Health to offer Castlight's Health Care Transparency solution to its 24,000 U.S. employees and their adult dependents. The partnership is a major element of Cummins' continued efforts to bolster health care quality, reduce costs and improve outcomes for its employees

Through Castlight's health care management suite, users are able to access valuable information on the cost and quality of medical providers and procedures, empowering them to make well-informed decisions on the care available to them.

An ardent supporter of employee health and wellness, Cummins offers a wide variety of programs to help its workforce take control of their health care. When it launched a consumer-driven health plan (CDHP), Cummins determined that incorporating a Health Care Transparency solution would not only help employees uncover low-cost, high-quality care, but could also drive engagement in other benefits initiatives such as its wellness programs.

"Our business is powered by our employees and we believe that healthy, productive and informed employees are key to our success," said Jill Olds, Director, Global Benefits Strategy, Cummins Inc. "By adding Health Care Transparency from Castlight to our benefits program, we can further engage our employees and their families in their health care and empower them to become better health care consumers."

With Castlight, employees can find cost-effective health care providers, services and facilities. In addition, the Castlight tool will help cross-promote Cummins' nurse helpline, maternity management program and Virgin HealthMiles rewards program. Cummins also plans to integrate Castlight with its pharmacy partner to provide richer data on pharmacies and prescriptions.

"Cummins has long been a visionary in how it approaches employee benefits and in understanding the importance and impact of engaging employees in their health care," said Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO, Castlight Health. "Forward-thinking employers like Cummins are helping pave the path to Health Care Transparency by showcasing how innovative new benefits offerings can improve outcomes and reduce costs for their employees." About Cummins Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins currently employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide and serves customers in approximately 190 countries and territories through a network of approximately 600 company-owned and independent distributor locations and approximately 6,500 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.65 billion on sales of $17.3 billion in 2012.

Source Citation (MLA 7th Edition)
"Cummins Partnering with Castlight in Effort to Improve Health Care Quality and Reduce Costs for Employees." Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week 18 May 2013: 123. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 16 May 2013.
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