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EngagementHealth(R) Launches Comprehensive Wellness Program with Hendrix College - 96 Percent of Hendrix Faculty and Staff Volunteer to Participate
Date:2/11/2009

CONWAY, Ark. and WESTCHESTER, Ill., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hendrix College, a leading liberal arts college, and EngagementHealth LLC, an innovator in employer wellness programs, announced today the successful launch of comprehensive disease prevention and health promotion programs at Hendrix College.

All of Hendrix College's benefits eligible employees and spouses were invited to participate in the incentive based wellness programs including biometric screenings, health counseling calls, and individualized targeted risk programs. More than 96 percent of all Hendrix faculty, staff and covered spouses elected to participate in the program, a record-setting participation rate, according to EngagementHealth(R).

The program includes weekly weigh-ins and weight-challenge teams to encourage proper exercise, along with individual on-line health accounts to monitor progress in the program. Additionally, faculty and staff can choose from individualized targeted risk programs to specifically fit their needs, from exercise to smoking cessation to stress management to calorie counting. Participants are given financial discounts off their health insurance costs for participating in the program.

"Hendrix College is committed to promoting good health for its entire community of faculty and staff, and the 96 percent voluntary participation rate shows the enthusiasm and commitment of the faculty and staff at Hendrix," said Vicki Lynn, Hendrix's Associate Vice President of Business and Director of Human Resources at Hendrix College. "EngagementHealth(R) provides us a comprehensive and inclusive approach to furthering our wellness initiatives. It was important for us that their programs be available to our entire population of faculty, staff and spouses."

Ted Theophilos, CEO of EngagementHealth(R) stated: "Hendrix College is an ideal partner for EngagementHealth(R). They hav
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