How do CDHP members participating in a wellness plan demonstrate behavior changes compared with traditional health plan members?

Compared to traditional health plan members, employees who are enrolled in a CDHP and participate in a health and wellness program demonstrate positive behavioral changes. In 2014, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association discovered that:


participated in health screening

(vs. 30% of those in traditional health plans)


participated in an exercise program

(vs. 14% of those in traditional health plans)


participated in a nutrition/diet program

(vs. 15% of those in traditional health plans)


used health coaching

(vs. 7% of those in traditional health plans)

Making the case for building a culture of health and wellness should include tracking progress (both short- and long-term results), so you’ll always have data to support your program.

Coaches' Takeaway

CDHPs encourage broad consumer education and more healthcare choices, so users can make informed decisions in times of illness and stress—or, even better, before health problems occur. Under a CDHP, consumers are getting necessary and quality medical coverage. Doctors, medications, and hospitals are as available to them as they are to any other insured person. The difference is that the coverage is designed to have you think before you spend, take care of what’s really essential, and prevent wasting money on avoidable costs.

Tools & Resources

CDHPCoach’s Storage Facility, where the Coach has organized and compiled a vast amount of tools and resources for you to access.


Housed here are key components and information within the book, Bend the Healthcare Trend which was the impetus behind the CDHPCoach.