Quit for Life® tobacco cessation program now included in fully insured plans

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.

Quit For Life is designed to help employees overcome their tobacco dependency through digital and telephonic tools and resources, along with physical, psychological and behavioral strategies.

Each employee will have access to a Quit Coach® to help make a plan, set a quit date and provide ongoing support. In addition, employees receive many tools and resources to help keep them engaged and on track with their cessation plan, including:   

  • Online courses and coaching tools
  • Urge management tools
  • Decision support for tobacco cessation medications
  • Text messaging
  • Secured emails 

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

Quit For Life is available through the Quit for Life mobile app or myuhc.com. For more information about the program, please contact your broker or UnitedHealthcare representative.

Quit For Life employer book-of-business survey results. Survey at 6 months post-program enrollment. Cumulative from 2006 to 2016.
Defined as 30+ days of abstinence from all forms of tobacco.
Reports of “very satisfied,” “satisfied” and “somewhat satisfied” with the program.

*Excludes fully insured customers in New York State as well as fully insured customers 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.