KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Lockton announced a new relationship between its national employee benefits practice, Lockton Benefit Group and Dr. Ann Kulze. Dr. Ann, as she is known in the industry, is a physician, best-selling author and motivational speaker focused on nutrition, healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.
According to J. Michael Brewer, President of Lockton Benefit Group, "We were looking for a high-profile physician to help us reinforce the basic tenets of our Lockton Health Risk Solutions® program, which is all about helping organizations address employee health risks as a way to reign in rising healthcare costs. When I first met Dr. Ann, in addition to her obvious expertise, I was instantly impressed by her passion and energy for changing lives. She seemed like a natural fit."
"I'm so excited to work with Lockton because I know they really understand that workplace wellness works in every sense of the word," said Dr. Ann. "I view our partnership as a powerful opportunity to leverage our respective core strengths to move the needle on behavior change. Together we will work to improve the health of many of people and help improve the bottom line for businesses."
As a result of the relationship, Lockton is able to offer a variety of Dr. Ann's materials to its employee benefits clients to bolster their employee wellness efforts. These materials contain straightforward advice on many health topics, with a focus on helping employees get on the road to their own journey of personal health.
According to Dr. Ann, "I don't know of any other strategy available in all of modern day health that can deliver the depth and breadth of dazzling health benefits nutritional excellence can provide."
Because of the exclusive nature of the agreement, Dr. Ann's materials will come at a highly discounted rate to Lockton clients.
More than 4,950 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For five consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check the Lockton Health Reform and Compliance Services Blog.
About Dr. Ann
Dr. Ann received her undergraduate degree in food science and human nutrition from Clemson University and her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she graduated valedictorian of her class. When she is not writing, researching or motivating others through her speaking engagements and radio appearances, Dr. Ann lives her wellness message in her native Charleston, South Carolina, where she enjoys swimming, running, kayaking, cooking, gardening and spending time with her husband and four children.