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EngagementHealth(R) Launches Comprehensive Wellness Program with Store Kraft - 80% of Employees and Spouses Participate in Programs
Date:7/17/2009

BEATRICE, Neb. and WESTCHESTER, Ill., July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Store Kraft Manufacturing Company, an industry leading manufacturer of custom wood and custom metal retail store fixtures and provider of integrated RFID technology capabilities, and EngagementHealth, LLC., an innovator in employer wellness programs, announced today the successful launch of comprehensive disease prevention and health promotion programs at Store Kraft.

All of Store Kraft 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 80 percent of all Store Kraft employees and covered spouses elected to participate in the program, according to EngagementHealth(R).

With the EngagementHealth(R) program, Store Kraft employees and spouses choose from individualized targeted risk programs to specifically fit their needs, from exercise, smoking cessation, stress management, weight maintenance to high blood pressure or high cholesterol maintenance. Participants are given financial discounts off their health insurance costs for participating in the program. The program also includes team challenges to encourage proper diet and exercise, along with individual on-line health accounts to monitor progress in the program.

"Store Kraft is committed to promoting good health for its employees and spouses, and the 80+ percent participation rate shows our employees' willingness to become more aware of their health and in turn their pocket books," said Katie Humble, Store Kraft's Director of Human Resources. "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 both our employees and spouses. The combination of the EngagementHealth wellness program with our high deductible health plan and Health Spending Account gives the employees a way to take control of their healthcare spending and savings," Humble said.

"We all need to be responsible for our own health and our health care spending. I feel the insurance companies, the medical community and employers did a real disservice to our employees in the past. We offered medical insurance at such low rates employees didn't have to think about how they spent their health care dollars. With the tremendous medical cost increases that we have seen over the last 15 to 20 years and continue to experience year after year, in the 10 to 15% range per year, we no longer have that luxury. Our new wellness program and medical insurance plan at Store Kraft is designed to assist our employees in spending their money wisely and taking control of their health," said Gary Schacht Executive VP/COO.

Ted Theophilos, CEO of EngagementHealth(R) stated: "We are delighted to have been selected by Store Kraft as their partner to bring comprehensive wellness to their employees and spouses.

EngagementHealth(R) is a continuation of a strong commitment that Store Kraft has to employee health. No company is immune from the financial pressures which arise from escalating healthcare costs. Our programs are self funded. This critical feature allows us to bring comprehensive disease prevention and health promotion programs to Store Kraft without them taking on any negative budget risk."

Store Kraft was represented by Shayla A. Wiese, Assistant Vice President of Aon Consulting Services in Omaha Nebraska.

About Store Kraft

Store Kraft has been creating and building innovative retail and commercial interiors since 1920. For the past 89 years the manufacturing business has grown from a merchandise display manufacturer, weathering the Depression and World War II, producing military items in support of the war effort overseas to a leader at integrating RFID and Digital Access technology into interior fixtures, cabinets and furnishings.

Upgrades to machinery and improved manufacturing techniques continue as Store Kraft designs, manufactures and distributes store fixtures for the nation's leading retailers. In 2004 based on customer demand, Store Kraft opened an office in Shanghai, China to assist with outsourcing efforts overseas. The outsourcing demand has expanded opportunities into several other countries including Mexico, Brazil and Europe. In 2007 the 5stat subsidiary was created to focus on "Smart Fixtures" for our high-end retailers, integrating security, inventory and technical retail customer interface applications with interior retail furnishings.

Store Kraft is proud of its long history with a manufacturing facility, corporate office and technology support team located in Beatrice, NE and 5stat technology Discovery Center and development office in Dallas, TX.

For more information, visit www.storekraft.com or www.5stat.com or contact us via email at info@storekraft.com or phone (402) 223-2348.

About EngagementHealth(R)

EngagementHealth LLC is a privately held healthcare company headquartered in Westchester, Illinois. As an innovator in corporate wellness programs, EngagementHealth(R) offers comprehensive disease prevention and health promotion programs to companies and group plan providers through the United States. The hallmark of EngagementHealth's service offering is its proprietary self funding model, Participatory Underwriting(R), that allows companies and plan providers to implement EngagementHealth(R) programs without creating any negative budget risk. Offering programs to all employees and spouses, EngagementHealth(R) specializes in a high-tech solution coupled with a high-touch network of health counselors that work with all participating employees and spouses to address specific health risks. EngagementHealth(R) and Participatory Underwriting(R) are registered trademarks of EngagementHealth LLC. An application for patent protection of EngagementHealth's proprietary program design process is pending in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

For more information about EngagementHealth(R) and its self funded program design, visit www.engagementhealth.com or send inquiries to info@engagementhealth.com or contact Dianne Van Wormer (866) 692-1979 ext 220.

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