Elevance Health launches weight management program

CarelonRx, Elevance Health's pharmaceutical benefits arm, will launch a digital weight management program. 

The program will provide participants access to digital coaching and wellness tools, according to a Feb. 26 news release from CarelonRx. The program will also feature a GLP-1 companion module to help members prescribed weight loss drugs manage their medications. 

GLP-1 drugs such as Ozempic and Wegovy can cost upward of $10,000 annually without insurance, and employers are seeking ways to manage the expense of the therapies. 

Other insurers have developed similar programs. In January, Cigna rolled outEncircleRx, a program that offers employers and health plan sponsors a way to manage obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease using GLP-1 drugs. 

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