CINCINNATI, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cincinnati-based HORAN, a leading consultant in employee benefits and financial services, is pleased to welcome Carol King RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, FACHE, as their Health Management Leader. Carol works directly with clients to create customized wellness plans built around their specific organizational and employee needs. Carol utilizes the HORAN Health Management Way to provide a focused, strategic approach to help clients manage and improve their employees' health to positively control the cost of health care.
"The use of health management to address high claimants and the health factors impacting claims is essential for reducing the rising cost of health care," said Terry Horan, President and CEO of HORAN. "Health management has shifted from being an add-on component of benefits plans to one requiring a strategic action plan. We will be there to help our clients understand how to implement a wellness plan that achieves measurable outcomes."
Carol comes to HORAN with over 35 years of clinical and executive experience from the region's leading health care organizations. Her nursing background paired with business knowledge gained from hospital operations and patient care leadership positions her as an ideal resource for HORAN clients. Her unique background provides a comprehensive understanding of health management from the viewpoint of both the individual employee and the employer.
Carol's role as HORAN's Health Management Leader will allow her to continue to help individuals and companies by simultaneously motivating employees and building business strategies. Her three-fold client approach provides employers with practical insights for customized solutions, recommendations and strategies to help them execute and achieve measureable outcomes related to employee health and their health care costs. She will help clients navigate through all of the options, programs and vendors to recommend the best service based on their business needs and desired outcomes. Carol will engage in wellness research and analysis and lead HORAN's Health Management education for clients.
Carol earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Mount St. Joseph, a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University Executive MBA Program.
Wellness is a key focus area for HORAN and we will continue to be leaders in investment, innovation and expertise to help clients achieve their wellness strategies and goals. From research and experience with clients, HORAN developed the HORAN Health Management Way. It is a process and platform that helps HORAN guide clients through the planning of wellness and serve as an experienced navigator to leverage best practices, market expertise and client data. Most importantly, HORAN can provide customized strategies and solutions that ensure client success on their wellness journey to meet their specific needs.
For more than 60 years, HORAN has served as a trusted advisor and thorough planner in the areas of life insurance for estate and business planning, employee benefits consulting and wealth management.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and serving both corporate and individual clients in 40 states, HORAN has a strong regional presence with a national footprint. We bring the best services, resources and value to our clients through premier national partnerships with M Financial Group, United Benefit Advisors and Retirement Planning Advisory Group.
Our integrity, commitment to excellence and industry knowledge are foundations upon which HORAN has built a reputation for delivering high quality products and services. Visit horanassoc.com to learn more.