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Humana Introduces Mobile App to Increase Health Awareness

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Humana Inc. (HUM - Free Report) recently launched a mobile application, Goal Guru, for employers to enhance employees’ physical, financial, mental and social health through a holistic approach. This new web experience will be compatible with devices having iOS or Android operating system.

Goal Guru is designed to collect data from numerous trackers and mobile apps to facilitate users in taking part in competitions and connect via wellness tracking, challenges and 24/7 discussion over health-related issues. Receiving personalized message on news feeds and initiating a challenge simply by sending a message are the advantages make the application user friendly.

This application is likely to help employers improve the activity level of their employees by continuously monitoring their steps, weight and sleep. Goal Guru is expected to create a competitive environment in the workplace on the basis of the number of starts earned by each employee on the basis of their wellness efforts. Users can also avail 24/7 virtual assistance from a digital health coach for an additional cost.

This application would also generate positivity and promote healthy habits among the users. The employers will have useful insight and information about their employees along with an idea about health care costs and overall employer satisfaction.

Humana has observed that employees with health awareness are likely to produce better outcome by participating in wellness programs. Extensive research on this particular field has revealed that 67% of employees, who participated in wellness programs, have shown higher engagement in their organization’s objectives. Another study on the employers has evidenced that a workplace that possesses the culture of wellness also increases involvement of employees.

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Humana remains committed to helping its members achieve optimal health by providing innovative and value-added solutions that cater to customers’ changing healthcare needs. This is a proactive approach adopted by the company to spread awareness about health amongst its members. This reduces the incidence of severe sickness, which consequently keeps claims cost at bay and helps in margin expansion. Humana presently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

Other Stocks to Consider:

Investors can also look at other well-ranked medical sector stocks like WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG - Free Report) , Magellan Health Inc. (MGLN - Free Report) and UnitedHealth Group Inc. (UNH - Free Report)

WellCare sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank  stocks here. The company delivered positive surprise in the last four quarters with an average beat of 40.01%

Another Zacks Rank #1 medical sector stock is Magellan that delivered positive surprise in three of the last four quarters with an average beat of 42.58%.

UnitedHealth carries a Zacks Rank #2.  The company delivered positive surprises in all the last four quarters with an average beat of 3.86%.

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