incentaHEALTH Expands Its Wellness Platform to Include the TRALE Health Risk Assessment
DENVER, CO – (MARKETWIRE) – March 9, 2010 – incentaHEALTH, LLC, announces the expansion of their suite of wellness offerings through the integration of an online and paper-based Health Risk Assessment (HRA) from TRALE, Inc.
The primary objective of the incentaHEALTH program is to lower employers’ health care costs by helping employees adopt a new set of lifestyle habits relative to nutrition and exercise. Employees receive cash incentives for their successful, long-term, weight management performance. The use of incentives maximizes employee participation, leading to improved Return On Investment (ROI) for every dollar spent on wellness.
The HRA is designed to objectively assess employee wellness across a broad spectrum of health indicators by combining lifestyle information with biometric data. Based on the wellness score calculated by the HRA, incentaHEALTH provides tailored health coaching modules for each employee participating in the program. Seamless integration with incentaHEALTH’s Health Points system allows employers to provide a wide range of incentives to encourage employee participation.
Employer health care costs have gone up a staggering 131% in the last 10 years. “These increases are not sustainable,” says Todd McGuire, COO of Denver-based incentaHEALTH. “75% of chronic diseases are lifestyle related. Any solution to the continued rise in health care costs must offer a way to help individuals improve their physical activity and nutrition. With 66% of Americans being overweight or obese, the logical place to start is by providing a highly effective weight management offering. incentaHEALTH’s physical activity and nutrition behavior change program speaks directly to these underlying issues. By integrating the Trale HRA directly into our platform, we can now expand our wellness offering to cover a broader set of health issues.”
TRALE, Inc., is a manufacturer of customized HRA tools. “Our core health risk assessment tools utilizing absenteeism, presenteeism and productivity questions are presented in conjunction with material tailored to the incentaHEALTH platform, making this an exceptional tool for the ever expanding health and wellness industry,” says Dan O’Flaherty, Vice President of Sales. “We are very excited to be working with such an innovative company as incentaHEALTH.”
incentaHEALTH is an innovative health care technology company based in Denver, Colorado. incentaHEALTH’s fully outsourced, employee weight management program is designed to help organizations reduce their health care costs by offering incentives to employees for improving their health. This is achieved by helping employees manage their weight through the use of interactive email coaching, workplace weigh-ins on private kiosks, and cash rewards for maintaining long term health improvements. For more information, visit http://www.incentaHEALTH.com.
TRALE is a leading provider of health risk assessment products designed to improve health through individual assessments and disease-specific intervention and management. TRALE is committed to providing health care consumers, employers and health care delivery organizations tools to promote and improve healthy lifestyles and identify preventable, controllable health problems.