BLUE BELL, Pa., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellness Coaches USA, the leading national provider of onsite wellness coaching and health related services, has partnered with Furmano Foods, a Pennsylvania based food products and service company, to stabilize the company's healthcare costs for the past three years.
The services offered by the onsite health and wellness coaches, which engaged over 95% of the Furmano Foods employees included:
- Encouraging more employees to get physicals, often for the first time in years
- Identifying and guiding employees with previously undiagnosed and untreated chronic health conditions to get medical treatment
- Educating employees on being better healthcare consumers including the use of generic drugs and highlighting cost differences between local hospitals and doctors
Having onsite coaches at Furmano Foods had the following impact:
- Actual health care costs for each year after 2004 were lower than projected, culminating with a difference of over $2,000,000 in 2010 alone
- Flat healthcare costs per employee were achieved every year since 2008
- Future, more costly, claims dollars associated with both chronic conditions and with an ageing employee population (50%+ over 50 years of age) were mitigated
Kermit Kohl, Furmano Foods' Vice President of Human Resources stated, "Our onsite coach has been a great fit in our organization and has really had a very positive effect on our company. We have an employee that actually owes his life to our coach. The onsite coach persuaded him to see a doctor for a chronic health condition. Although he is now being treated, if he had not followed her advice, the doctor told him that he would probably have died within three months or would have been beyond any effective treatment."
For a complete copy of the Wellness Coaches USA/Furmano Foods success story, download the PDF here.
About Wellness Coaches USA
Wellness Coaches USA is the leading national provider of onsite wellness coaching and health related services. Currently, onsite Wellness Coaches are deployed in over 400 customer locations in 34 states across the county, serving employers with hundreds to tens of thousands lives in virtually all business and industrial classifications. Wellness Coaches USA was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA. For more information, please visit www.wellnesscoachesusa.com.
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