To test a new model of care for people who suffer from multiple chronic health issues – such as heart disease, diabetes and hypertension – and provide them with additional resources to better manage their health, improve their quality of life and ultimately lower health care costs.
The program looks for ways to help with current chronic, manageable health care needs and to prevent future problems when possible. Patients can contact their personal care nurse by phone, email or in person as frequently as needed at no additional cost.
2013 (a two-year pilot program)
The pilot is a result of the 2011 Ford-UAW contract negotiations.
1,200 to 1,500 participants have participated in the two year pilot program
The study is a separate initiative from health care coverage provided to retirees through the UAW trust which spends about $4.2 billion a year for 750,000 retirees at the three companies, over and above costs covered by Medicare.
It is voluntary for hourly employees and non-Medicare retirees. for active hourly Ford employees and retired members of the Trust who do not receive Medicare. Beginning July 1 2013, participants will be invited into the program by their physicians if their health needs indicate they could benefit from enhanced care.
Improve the health and lives of specific members who have complex health problems and help them manage their healthcare in a much more coordinated and effective way
The program is formed through a partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Blue Care Network of Michigan, and Health Alliance Plan as well as certain physicians in southeast Michigan. Participating patients will have access to a personal care nurse, who works closely with a patient and his or her doctor to coordinate care and achieve the patient’s personalized health goals.
To deliver better health care to Ford Motor Canada employees, while helping to lower total health care costs through the health insurance program
A health care benefit insurance program for Ford Motor Canada employees covering drug, out-of province, prosthetic appliance and durable medical equipment, Long Term Care Facility and paramedical coverage as well as hearing aid, dental, and vision care coverage.
The administrator for all benefit programs is Green Shield Canada.