What’s Working in Chronic Disease Prevention and Control catalogs chronic disease efforts of states, territories and tribes.
Snapshot of Success: Mississippi
The Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration now covers the cost of A1C testing for eligible state employees who participate in a Mississippi State Department of Health A1C testing event. The Mississippi State Department of Health provides DSME programs to any state employee who qualifies based on their A1C results and receives payment for the services under the wellness benefit for participants who are enrolled in the Mississippi State and School Employees’ Health Insurance Plan. Offering state employees a health benefit for lifestyle change programs not only helps them improve quality of life, it provides a potential fiscal benefit to the state through employee retention and recruitment, and reduced insurance-related costs.
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