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Alere's Dr. Ron Loeppke to Speak on 'Health and Productivity as a Business Strategy' at First Annual IBI/NBCH Health and Productivity Forum
Date:2/11/2009

-- Loeppke to discuss recent findings showing that health-related productivity costs are significantly higher than medical and pharmacy costs

-- Presentation includes real-world insights into how employers can use research findings to develop integrated health and productivity enhancements

-- Conditions such as depression, obesity, arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders are significant cost drivers for nation's employers

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Loeppke, M.D., M.P.H., EVP of Health and Productivity Strategy for Alere (www.alere.com), will speak on the topic of "Health and Productivity as a Business Strategy" at The Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and The National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) , First Annual IBI/NBCH Health and Productivity Forum. The IBI/NBCH Conference takes place February 9-11, 2009 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Dr. Loeppke will speak Wednesday, Feb. 11 at the 10:10 a.m. General Session. Alere, a member of the Inverness Medical Innovations family of companies, is recognized as one of the nation's leading providers of comprehensive health management services.

"U.S. employers today are significantly underestimating the overall costs associated with poor employee health, while also failing to fully assess the diseases and health conditions that drive these costs," said Dr. Loeppke. "We want to help employers understand that one of the best ways to lower costs is to provide programs that encourage health and wellness."

With more than 20 years of clinical and physician executive experience, Loeppke is well-qualified to speak on the topic. Dr. Loeppke is Board-Certified in Preventive Medicine and Fell
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