By Jeff Arnold, Chairman and CEO
January 7, 2019
Just over a year ago, the Georgia Department of Community Health began offering Sharecare to members of the State Health Benefit Plan — 80% of whom include teachers and their families. Over that time, this partnership has become a cornerstone of the Sharecare Movement here as we work to improve the health of all Georgians and make our home state one of the healthiest places to live in the country. While we still have a lot of work ahead of us, today we announced a new program to reward each SHBP members who engages in certain healthy behaviors through Sharecare with a $150 Walmart gift card, to which Walmart has generously agreed to contribute an additional $75 per member to help them purchase prescription medications and vision products in their stores. This unique collaboration not only increases the cash value reward incentive that can be earned by each SHBP member using Sharecare, but also builds on the legacy established by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s Healthier Georgia initiative, as well as Walmart’s commitment to making health and wellness products more affordable and accessible.
We are fortunate to have partners like Gov. Deal, the Department of Community Health and Walmart who have the vision to look beyond the status quo and are willing to implement new solutions to solve old problems that also work better for people in their every day lives.