Anthem SmartShopper Incentives available to OHIO SMALL GROUPs


SmartShopper is a full-service incentive and engagement program that motivates members to change behavior and shop for health care services like an expert. It has been live in CT, ME and NH, and is now available to existing small group employers in GA, IN, OH, WI—this applies to Grandmothered, ACA and SOCA MEWA small groups and can be used whether the group has a PPO or an HSA plan. This program allows members to earn a cash reward – up to $500 – when they shop online or by phone for better-value medical services. And when members make cost-effective health care decisions, it can add up to significant savings for employers, too.  (This is the next generation of Care Comparison—actually incenting members to compare costs).

How SmartShopper works

1.            A member’s doctor recommends a medical service

2.            He or she logs on to SmartShopper to find lower-cost, high-quality options nearby or calls SmartShopper for this information

3.            The member has the procedure at the preferred location

4.            After the procedure is complete and the claim is paid, the member gets a reward check in the mail

Employer/Broker flyer and Member flyers are attached.  Mailings will go out next week to existing members notifying them of the availability of this program.