If you’re interested in bringing a quit smoking program to your company or organization, we’re here to help. Our experts can help employers, insurers and others design a custom program and implement it.
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Provide your employees with tobacco cessation coaching services by ASHLine for proven success.
Employer-sponsored health insurance must cover tobacco cessation as a preventive service without prior authorization for treatments and no cost sharing. Tobacco users may be charged up to 50% more for insurance premiums compared to non-tobacco users. However, employers must provide a reasonable alternative program. Common reasonable alternative programs are smoking cessation programs that include behavioral counseling combined with medication support.
Coverage is considered compliant with ACA standards if the following are covered without cost-sharing or prior authorization:
4 sessions of individual, group and phone counseling
90 days of all FDA-approved smoking cessation medications
2 quit attempts per year1
What Smoking Is Costing You
Arizona Prevalence Data and Costs:
14% of adults
8,300 deaths per year2
$2.38 Billion in annual healthcare costs
$2 Billion in productivity loss3
Costs of Tobacco for Employers and ROI:
$6,000 per year in annual excess costs for a private US company to employ a smoker4
Annual cost to a business with 100 employees and a 16% smoking rate: 16 smokers x $6,000 excess costs = $96,000 in annual excess costs per year
Tobacco cessation benefit programs (counseling and medication) result in positive return on investment within the first year just due to productivity increases and after two years due to medical cost savings5
ASHLine’s comprehensive tobacco cessation program includes:
24/7 live answer
Effective, evidence-based behavioral support from highly trained quit coaches
Weekly proactive phone coaching with text and web-based support
Services in both English and Spanish
Flexible billing schedules (e.g., per- member per-month, per service, per enrollment, etc.)
Promotion and recruitment materials Comprehensive data reporting program
Over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy delivered directly to the employee’s home
United States Department of Labor. Frequently Asked Questions about Affordable Care Act Implementation. May, 2014.