UnitedHealthcare will make Quit For Life®, a tobacco cessation program, available to fully insured customers* at no additional cost effective June 1, 2018.
Quit For Life is a clinically-proven tobacco cessation coaching program offered in collaboration with the American Cancer Society®. The program uses an evidence-based combination of physical, psychological and behavioral strategies designed to help employees overcome their tobacco addiction.
Employees 18 years and older have access to a Quit Coach® to help make a plan, set a quit date and provide ongoing support. Beyond coaching, employees receive a Quit Guide as well as access to a mobile app, the Text2Quit® text messaging program and decision support for tobacco cessation medications. These include prescription and over-the-counter products. Employees also receive digital support, including online learning, interactive content and urge-management tools.
Since 1985, Quit For Life has helped more than 3.5 million people and has delivered impressive results:
- 49 percent quit rate1
- 95 percent program satisfaction2
- 97 percent of participants would recommend the program3
Share the Quit For Life employer sell sheet with UnitedHealthcare customers to let them know about this new available benefit. Please contact your UnitedHealthcare representative to learn more about program availability.
1Quit For Life employer book-of-business survey results. Survey at 6 months post-program enrollment. Cumulative from 2006 to 2016.
2Defined as 30+ days of abstinence from all forms of tobacco.
3Reports of “very satisfied,” “satisfied” and “somewhat satisfied” with the program.
*Excludes fully insured business in New York State as well as fully insured business using a Certificate of Insurance before 2007, UnitedHealthcare of the River Valley and Neighborhood Health Partnership (NHP), UHC West, Sierra and Oxford
The Quit For Life Program provides information regarding tobacco cessation methods and related well-being support. Any health information provided by you is kept confidential in accordance with the law. The Quit For Life Program does not provide clinical treatment or medical services and should not be considered a substitute for your doctor’s care. Please discuss with your doctor how the information provided is right for you. Participation in this program is voluntary. If you have specific health care needs or questions, consult an appropriate health care professional. This service should not be used for emergency or urgent care needs. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.