Archive for Health & Wellness Vendors

  • OurHealth to Open Five New Clinics in the Charlotte Area OurHealth to Open Five New Clinics in the Charlotte Area

    OurHealth will be opening five new clinics in Charlotte, NC, doubling the number of locations in the area. The Indianapolis-based company entered the local market in Charlotte in 2016. These will be shared clinics, with locations serving patients whose employers are part the OurHealth network....

  • Wellness Isn't Just about Exercise Anymore Wellness Isn’t Just about Exercise Anymore

    Perhaps we are overstating the impact of wellness programs in benefits packages these days, but the business now accounts for more than $7.8 billion annually as a market so it seems pretty huge.  We know only a portion of this is attributable to services provided through on-site clinics, but t...

  • Want an Eye Exam for Your Employees? Want an Eye Exam for Your Employees?

    Well, now you may be able to get them through a new mobile service, 2020 On-site.  This company, started about two years ago, now offers mobile eye exams using optometrists and they'll bring the retro-fitted van right to your parking lot.  The employer pays a fee for the service, and employees lik...

  • Let the consolidation . . . continue

    It was announced this week that Premise Health (a recent consolidation of Take Care and CHS which were individually significant players in the on-site provider marketplace prior to their merger) had acquired IMWell Health.  IMWell has also been around for at least 10 years and has its headquarters...

  • Feel as Though You are Preaching to the Choir? Feel as Though You are Preaching to the Choir?

    Well, you're not alone.  According to a recent article posted on CNNMoney referencing the National Business Group On Health, "increasing employees' physical activity and managing their weight are large employers' top health priorities for 2015."  Examples cited were programs at JetBlue Airways and...

  • Even the Government Likes Wellness Programs Even the Government Likes Wellness Programs

    Rules were recently issued regarding the Affordable Care Act regarding wellness programs, and, "Starting in 2014, the rules will allow companies to reward employees who participate in workplace wellness programs by reducing their health insurance premiums up to 30 percent," as opposed to current reg...

  • Cigna Invests in Edington Associates Cigna Invests in Edington Associates

    Dee Edington, Ph.D. of the University of Michigan has been recognized as a leader in wellness for some time now.  Cigna has now decided to invest in his private consulting firm, Edington Associates, as a means of furthering their efforts to expand their offerings to their clients to "develop a cul...

  • Get Big - or Get Out? Get Big – or Get Out?

    Standard and Poors' wire service announced that GE Capital has launched a $225 million dollar to cover a secured loan for Valencia, Calif.-based U.S. HealthWorks that will be used to refinance debt and redeem preferred equity, according to sources.  If you like "offerings", you can get the prospec...