Navigation Links
Texas Mutual Wins National Employee Wellness Award
Date:2/10/2009

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Mutual Insurance Company is one of 10 employers across the country that have won UnitedHealthcare's Well Deserved Award. The award recognizes employers who demonstrate a commitment to improving their employees' health.

UnitedHealthcare provides health benefit plans and services to more than 26 million consumers, including more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. An external panel judged the award applicants. Criteria included executive support for the health program, the presence of wellness committees and/or champions, and health education and coaching.

Texas Mutual's wellness program includes online health improvement tools, health risk assessments, wellness coaching, fitness centers at each of its five locations, on-site flu shots, yoga classes, a walking program, Weight Watchers at Work, and wellness incentives.

Ed Coates, employee benefits manager at Texas Mutual, said the program's goal is similar to that of the safety services the company offers its policyholders: identify risks and provide resources to reduce or eliminate those risks. Coates added that the program has seen positive results, which have contributed to below-market increases in the company's health plan expenses the last few years.

"Our program has had some great success stories, with employees losing significant amounts of weight participating in the Weight Watchers program," said Coates. "The most recent statistics indicate that our employees are improving their overall health. They are reducing their risk for cancer, heart disease and diabetes, and they are improving their exercise and nutrition habits.

"More importantly, they are lowering their risk for serious complications later in life. Ultimately, we see the payoff in terms of a healthy, productive workforce."

According to UnitedHealthcare, 50 percent to 70 percent of all diseases are preventable. Companies that commit to employee wellness can increase productivity, reduce health care costs and absenteeism, and promote employee satisfaction.

About Texas Mutual Insurance Company

Austin-based Texas Mutual Insurance Company is the state's leading provider of workers' compensation insurance, with approximately 25 percent of the market. Since 1991, the company has provided a stable, competitively priced source of workers' comp insurance for Texas employers. Preventing workplace accidents and minimizing their consequences is a major part of Texas Mutual's mission.

www.texasmutual.com

    Contact: Terry Frakes
             Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
             (512) 224-3855


'/>"/>
SOURCE Texas Mutual Insurance Company
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Medicare HMOs in Hospital Reimbursement Fight
2. Texas Largest Physician Carrier Announces 5th Successive Rate Cut on Anniversary of Lawsuit Reform
3. University of Texas Study Details Lengthy Payment Delays for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Claims, Confirming Need for Legislative Fix
4. South Texas Doctors Report More Severe Cases of Community Staph Super Bug Hospitalizing Children
5. Texas Aviation Services: Over 20 Years of Creating Flying Emergency Rooms for Airborne EMS Customers in US and Latin America
6. Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak
7. Precedent Launches Revolutionary Individual Health Insurance Plans in Texas
8. Health Care Service Corporation Provides Personal Clinical Summaries to Members of its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas
9. Sesame Street Exhibition Makes Texas Premier at The Health Museum
10. The Law Offices of John David Hart: Texas Man Sues Medtronic in Body-Snatching Case
11. Viant Acquires Texas True Choice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 ... their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ... and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, ... ... to helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented ... for the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A ... procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that ... but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts and ... him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife on ... say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the freeway, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, an ... Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic Suresmile ... orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It can ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers ... Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June 24, ... VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, ... Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As ... Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of ... patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the ... balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients & ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: