United Heartland in Wisconsin offers its employees cash incentives through the incentaHEALTH Weight Loss and Wellness Program
MILWAUKEE, WI — February 11, 2008 — United Heartland will offer its employees incentaHEALTH’s weight loss and wellness program as its parent company, Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, expands employee wellness offerings.
incentaHEALTH’s patent-pending program is designed to help participating employees lose weight and develop healthy lifestyle habits. This is accomplished through a daily e-mail coaching program that pays employees for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
incentaHEALTH is an outsourced, turn-key program. “All an employer needs to supply is a location at the workplace where employees can privately weigh in on our computerized scale, which we call the HEALTHspot,” said Jack Rule, CEO of incentaHEALTH. “Body mass index (BMI) data is sent directly to the incentaHEALTH datacenter where program participants have private access to their performance information. This data is never shared with the employer, preserving employee privacy and minimizing the administrative burden on the employer.”
United Heartland is a subsidiary of Accident Fund, which has participated in the incentaHEALTH program for over three years. The recent program launch at United Heartland resulted in over 60% employee participation through a voluntary enrollment process.”
Jenny Quinn, Accident Fund Wellness Specialist, said the incentaHEALTH program has been an invaluable tool in helping improve workplace wellness participation. “incentaHEALTH makes it easy for all of our employees to privately enroll in the program and manage their weight. The online progress reporting makes it quick and easy to track results. Employees are not only losing weight, but they feel better, and that means they are more productive on the job.”
Through daily personalized e-mails, incentaHEALTH’s fitness advisors demonstrate how participants can make sustainable lifestyle changes. Suggestions include eating smaller portions of healthy foods on a more frequent basis, in addition to exercising regularly. “Having access to someone who can guide you through the ups and downs of weight loss is a key part of this program” says Courtney Lake, Fitness Advisor for incentaHEALTH. Participants can interact via phone, e-mail, or real-time online chat with their advisors. They can also chart their success through online access to private progress reports.
incentaHEALTH is an innovative health care technology company with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. incentaHEALTH’s system is designed to incentivize participants to improve their health by managing their weight through the use of interactive email coaching, workplace weigh-ins and cash rewards for sustained weight loss success. Organizations throughout the U.S. have implemented this health care solution for their employees and are reporting significant success. For more information, visit http://www.incentaHEALTH.com.