FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Solera Health?
Solera Health is a vendor that Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield have partnered with to help administer the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Solera will help identify qualified members and enroll them in a DPP that best fits their needs. Solera may be calling USG employees to enroll them in the program. They are approved to reach out to you, so if you wish to participate, don’t hesitate to provide the personal and medical information they require. You will not be asked for social security numbers or financial information. This is a benefit provided at no cost to you. If you receive a suspicious call, contact your HR department and notify them immediately.
What is the Diabetes Prevention Program?
Also known as the DPP, the Diabetes Prevention Program helps participants lose weight, adopt healthy habits, and significantly decrease their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The program meets weekly for 16 weeks and then monthly for the balance of a year. The program teaches participants to make lasting changes by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and managing the challenges that come with lifestyle change.
How effective is the DPP in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes?
The DPP has been proven by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to decrease the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent for those who lose 5 – 7 percent of their body weight through changes in diet and exercise. The NIH and CDC are independent organizations that offer health information that you may find helpful.
What’s included in the program?
There are many versions of the lifestyle change program, but most include the following components:
Who is eligible for the program?
The DPP is a new preventive benefit for employees and spouses on the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield plan.
How do members find out if they qualify?
Members who are identified as having prediabetes or who score as high risk for developing type 2 diabetes can qualify for the program. Members should visit solera4me.com/usg and take a one-minute quiz to see if they qualify.
If they’re qualified, how do members enroll?
Members should visit solera4me.com/usg to learn more about the program and to enroll online, or they can call 844-206-3728 to enroll over the phone. Once enrolled, members will receive a welcome email from Solera with instructions on how to complete the registration process with their matched DPP provider. Members must complete the registration process with their DPP provider to begin the program.
Is there a cost to members for participating?
This program is provided at no cost for members. Once a member enrolls in the program on solera4me.com/usg, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield will receive a claim from Solera to cover the processing and program services for this preventive benefit. Members may receive an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for this benefit. No action is necessary if a member receives an EOB. DPP is a covered preventive benefit.
When will I receive my Fitbit®?
After you have been actively participating in the first four weeks of the program, you will receive an email from Solera with a unique code to redeem your Fitbit*. Please be sure to talk to your coach about what it means to “actively participate.” For technical questions about how to use your Fitbit, contact Fitbit support at help.fitbit.com/cwsupport.
When should I expect to receive my scale?
If you selected a digital option, you will receive a wireless scale as part of the program. The scale will be shipped once enrollment is complete, typically within five to seven days.
Who should I contact if I have questions about the program?
Call Solera at 844-206-3728 if you have questions.
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*For participants who complete four weeks of activity meeting Diabetes Prevention Program guidelines. Applies to select Fitbit models; limited to one per person. Solera Health reserves the right to substitute an alternate tracker.