BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hooper Holmes, Inc. (Amex: HH) today announced that it has appointed Chris Behling as President of the Company's new Health & Wellness Division.
Mr. Behling joined Hooper Holmes in July 2006 as Senior Vice President and Business Development Officer, charged to develop and implement the company's strategic move into new opportunities, including the wellness market. The division has made rapid progress since it was established in January 2007, passing the 25,000th screening mark in July. It has also signed up a number of major clients, including Healthways, Inc.
The Health & Wellness Division takes advantage of Hooper Holmes' ability to arrange a medical exam anywhere in the U.S., and leverages the company's state-of-the-art testing laboratory and medical device manufacturer, Heritage Labs. It provides scheduling support, fulfillment of supplies, blood collection kits, medical screenings, lab testing, and data transmission, and enables customers to gather data earlier in the disease management process and better target interventional health support services.
"The decision to create a stand alone Health & Wellness Division under Chris' leadership underlines our belief that this rapidly-developing field represents a significant growth opportunity for Hooper Holmes," said James Calver, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hooper Holmes. "Hooper Holmes is now well positioned to leverage its core expertise in the collection and analysis of health data anywhere in the country and maximize its position in a market which is growing at around 30% a year."
Prior to joining Hooper Holmes, Mr. Behling founded LifeSource Executive Benefits & Insurance Services, a national brokerage agency which distributed life insurance through wire houses, banks, and broker-dealers. Prior to starting LifeSource, Mr. Behling held senior positions at AXA/Equitable, including Vice President of Strategy Fulfillment. Mr. Behling began his career at Princeton Consultants where he worked in the insurance practice area, successfully completing projects for several major insurance companies. In addition to his new role leading the Company's Wellness division, Chris will continue to dedicate time to overall business development at Hooper Holmes and to supervising the underwriting services division.
About Health & Wellness
Hooper Holmes' Health and Wellness division leverages Hooper Holmes' unique assets to provide a complete service for wellness, disease management, and managed care companies. Health & Wellness provides scheduling support, fulfillment of supplies, blood collection kits, medical screenings, lab testing, and data transmission. By leveraging a network of over 9,000 examiners and a wholly-owned reference lab with medical device manufacturing and robust fulfillment capabilities, the Division helps its customers reach more participants, gather more participant data earlier in the disease management process, better target interventional health support services and more easily reach participants on their terms, at work or at home.
About Hooper Holmes
Hooper Holmes' vision is to be the leader in collecting personal health data and transforming it into useful information, enabling customers to take actions that manage or reduce their risks and expenses. As the leading provider of risk assessment services for the insurance industry, Hooper Holmes provides insurers with the widest range of medical exam, data collection, laboratory testing and underwriting services in the industry.
With presence in over 250 markets and a network of more than 9,000 examiners, Hooper Holmes can arrange a medical exam anywhere in the U.S. and deliver the results to its customers. Each year we arrange more than 2.3 million medical exams and process about the same number of samples in our laboratory. We underwrite 300,000 cases annually and complete more than two million telephone interviews. We are also a leading provider of medical claims evaluation services used by property and casualty insurance carriers, law firms, self-insureds and third-party administrators to handle personal injury and accident claims.
Certain information contained herein includes information that is forward- looking. The matters referred to in forward-looking statements may be affected by the risks and uncertainties involving the Company's business. These forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by cautionary statements contained in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The Company disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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