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HealthFitness Adds More Than 25 Clients as Employers Adopt 21st Century Health Benefit Design
Date:1/31/2008

oup on Health and Watson Wyatt Worldwide reported that companies with highly effective health and productivity programs are 3.5 times as likely to report lower medical costs; are more likely to report declines in incidental sick pay, short- and long-term disability costs; and are much more likely to have lower incidences of paid and unpaid leave.

In 2007, more than 150,000 employees nationwide participated in health risk assessments (HRAs) administered by HealthFitness and nearly half a million participants are currently eligible to take a HealthFitness HRA. Some 77,000 participated in company health screenings conducted by HealthFitness across nearly 1,200 locations. After receiving their confidential HRA results from HealthFitness, participants are prompted to take part in health management programs designed to reduce their individual health risks.

"Steady growth in the health management division is a signal that employers and health plans recognize the benefits of addressing health needs before they become acute," Lehman said. "HealthFitness is responsive to the needs of this market for health risk prevention programs as more studies underscore the connection between chronic illness and productivity."

For further reading see issue briefs, "Applying 21st Century Benefit Design: A Culture of Health in Action," http://www.hfit.com/briefs/HFIssueBrief1.08.pdf

And

"Out with the Old, In with the New: A Vision for 21st Century Health Benefit Design," http://www.hfit.com/briefs/HFIssueBrief5.07.pdf

About HealthFitness

HealthFitness is a leading provider of employee health improvement services to Fortune 500 companies, the health care industry and individual consumers. Serving clients for more than 30 years, HealthFitness partners with employers to effectively manage their h
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