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HealthFitness Launches New Preventive Health Solution for Small Employers
Date:11/5/2008

cewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute,(1) both large and small employers see the value of offering wellness programs; however, only 50 percent of small businesses - compared to 74 percent of large companies - were satisfied with the wellness program offered by their health plan.

The report suggests the difference in satisfaction levels between large and small companies could be attributed to the bigger selection of customized plans offered to larger employers, combined with the higher cost per employee that smaller employers must pay. The study also indicates that it is more difficult for small employers to purchase strategic and innovative services such as health promotion programs because small employers tend to be more focused on immediate issues such as the cost of coverage.

With HealthFitness' Partner Program, small employers receive:

-- Health promotion and interactive educational tools through the

HealthFitness eHealth platform;

-- The INSIGHT Health Risk Assessment - a confidential, user-friendly

health risk assessment that provides personalized health information

about modifiable risks that are under an employee's control to

prevent;

-- EMPOWERED Health Coaching to support employees to change behaviors in 12

focus areas, including physical activity, healthy eating and stress

management. Employees can access their health coach via phone and/or a

private, secure online message board; and

-- Annual aggregate reports to evaluate the effectiveness of the program at

their site.

"During the next three to five years, studies show a majority of employers plan to make significant investments in longer-term solutions aimed at improving the health and productivity of their workers," Lehman said. "Our Partner Program provides small employers with tools to cultivate a positive culture of health, empowering them to retain and opti
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