When Does a Wellness Program Produce ROI?

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WHEN DOES A WELLNESS PROGRAM PRODUCE ROI?

With the insight that a wellness program is not successful when it appeals only to people who are already healthy, as our COO Bart Bracken noted in American Express OPEN Forum in early January 2018, "How to Create A Company That Promotes Wellness," Bracken offered additional commentary to a recent study released by the National Bureau of Economic Research highlighting wellness program outcomes.

A summary of the study results by NBER appeared in BenefitsPRO magazine.

"The recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research adds to the growing literature on the importance of offering wellness programs."

"They acknowledged the positive impact the programs have on employee recruitment and retention. The conclusion that wellness programs do not provide medical cost savings is misleading.  HMC HealthWorks believes that wellness programs that focus on individuals with high cost chronic conditions provides a positive ROI in addition to improving the health of individuals engaged in the program.  Our programs average a 4 to 1 ROI."

"We acknowledge that many wellness programs do not reduce medical costs mostly because of their focus on the wrong individuals and, in many cases, not including the necessary critical components such as an aggressive communications program that includes senior management endorsement and properly designed and aligned incentives or disincentives.  Wellness programs properly designed and executed improve the health of individuals engaged and reduces medical costs.  We have years of proof."

For more information about how HMC HealthWorks can help you achieve positive ROI, learn more here about the different programs offered including our wellness program and chronic care management programs, or contact us directly to learn more.

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HMC HealthWorks Appoints Bart Bracken Chief Operating Officer

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HMC HEALTHWORKS APPOINTS BART BRACKEN CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HMC HealthWorks, a 40-year veteran in healthcare management with clinically-integrated models of care that reduce healthcare costs and improve population health, today announced that Bart Bracken has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO).

"For the last six years Bart has lead HMC toward an efficient framework of day-to-day operations, strategy and policies," said Dr. Janis DiMonaco, President, Founder and CEO, HMC HealthWorks. "His track record in healthcare operations and performance evaluation of interpreting data and metrics has played a critical role in the efficacy and delivery of our program offerings to clients and stakeholders."

Bracken has served as Executive Vice President of Operations when he joined HMC in 2012. Prior to his role at HMC HealthWorks, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer for the analytics division of a national healthcare data analytics company. Bracken has more than 30 years of experience in a wide range of consulting and operational roles in health care with large managed care organizations, consulting firms, and specialty entrepreneurial companies.

"For HMC HealthWorks, excellence in healthcare operations is about driving strategic prioritization and accountability, with a strong focus on excellence," said Bart Bracken, Chief Operating Officer, HMC HealthWorks. "I am looking forward to this next season of proactive growth for the company."

Bracken holds a Master's Degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Lawrence University.

Since 1976, HMC HealthWorks has been improving population health by identifying key health issues and areas of cost improvement when plan sponsors and their participants engage in its clinically-integrated models of care in chronic disease management, mental health and substance abuse care management, EAP and wellness programs, along with coordinated PBM initiatives. With its state of the art data warehouse, data mining capabilities and best practices in utilization management, HMC HealthWorks generates critical insight to continually improve healthcare management for its clients.

About HMC HealthWorks

HMC HealthWorks, the premier national provider of population healthcare management programs, offers plan sponsors value-added programs including Integrated Clinical Solutions, Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health Solutions, Wellness/Lifestyle Coaching and Care Coordination- www.hmchealthworks.com.

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HMC HealthWorks Names Jane Wolfe Executive Vice President

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HMC HEALTHWORKS NAMES JANE WOLFE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CLINICAL OPERATIONS & ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HMC HealthWorks, a 40-year veteran in healthcare management with clinically-integrated models of care that reduce healthcare costs and improve population health, today announced that Jane Wolfe has been named Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Account Management.

"For 30 years, Jane has ensured the company achieves and nurtures the optimization of all our clinical operations," said Dr. Janis DiMonaco, President, Founder and CEO, HMC HealthWorks. "She has played a longstanding and critical role in the advancement of HMC as an industry stakeholder and the support of our initiatives to improve population health and reduce our clients healthcare spend."

Wolfe has held diverse roles in the healthcare industry and provided nursing, leadership and therapeutic care to organizations, hospitals, families and children. For 13 years, she worked in medical units and in surgery at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Milwaukee and gained experience working directly with adolescents and their families in crisis.

Wolfe also retains expertise in child and family therapy, inpatient mental health care, residential treatment center foster home and educational training for chemical dependency.

"HMC HealthWorks has a clear strategy focused on delivering optimal care to our clients and their participants within our chronic care management, behavioral health and wellness programs," said Jane Wolfe, Executive Vice President, Clinical Operations and Account Management. "Fully integrating our models of care enable HMC to deliver value for all our stakeholders and partners and help participants on their path to improved health."

Wolfe is a frequent speaker at national conferences and guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee to graduate classes in Clinical Social Work. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the State of Wisconsin and received her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. She is also a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and a Diplomat in Clinical Social Work.

Since 1976, HMC HealthWorks has been improving population health by identifying key health issues and areas of cost improvement when plan sponsors and their participants engage in its clinically-integrated models of care in chronic disease management, mental health and substance abuse care management, EAP and wellness programs, along with coordinated PBM initiatives. With its state of the art data warehouse, data mining capabilities and best practices in utilization management, HMC HealthWorks generates critical insight to continually improve healthcare management for its clients.

About HMC HealthWorks
HMC HealthWorks, the premier national provider of population healthcare management programs, offers plan sponsors value-added programs including Integrated Clinical Solutions, Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health Solutions, Wellness/Lifestyle Coaching and Care Coordination- www.hmchealthworks.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

cheady@hmcebs.com

HMC HealthWorks Appoints Jon Reid Chief Marketing Officer

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HMC HEALTHWORKS APPOINTS JON REID CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER

JUPITER, Fla., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- HMC HealthWorks, a 40-year veteran in healthcare management with clinically-integrated models of care that reduce healthcare costs and improve population health, today announced that Jon Reid has been appointed chief marketing officer (CMO).

"Jon has extraordinary business development expertise and marketing leadership," said Dr. Janis DiMonaco, President, Founder and CEO, HMC HealthWorks. "For the last two years he has been well-recognized for developing strategies that have accelerated the growth to build out the HMC HealthWorks brand. His leadership will continue to increase the demand for our solutions and drive revenue growth."

Reid joined HMC HealthWorks in early 2016 and served as Executive Vice President of Program and Business Development. Prior to HMC HealthWorks, Reid was responsible for the strategic expansion of sales growth for a top tier Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) in the labor and trust market. He also spent several years within the insurance marketplace overseeing the daily operation of a voluntary worksite administration division while building out a sales team with strategic focus on relationship building with brokers and consultants throughout the United States.

"HMC HealthWorks is well poised to add more decades of growth to its 40-plus-year history," explained Jon Reid, Chief Marketing Officer. "We have a longstanding history of excellence in improving the delivery of care and controlling of healthcare costs for our clients. I am excited to leverage our collective knowledge of internal expertise to continually improve healthcare management for our clients."

Throughout his 20 years of experience in the healthcare and pharmacy industries, development, growth and relationship building have remained Reid's consistent focus. He has also held positions as regional vice president of sales in the Midwest and manager of marketing and sales with two other insurance and pharmacy benefit management companies.

Reid has received several industry awards and recognitions, including the 2010 and 2012 President's Club member, 2008 Teamwork Leadership Award at the annual National Business Conference, and in 2006 he was Sales Leader of the Year.

Since 1976, HMC HealthWorks has been improving population health by identifying key health issues and areas of cost improvement when plan sponsors and their participants engage in its clinically-integrated models of care in chronic disease management, mental health and substance abuse care management, EAP and wellness programs, along with coordinated PBM initiatives. With its state of the art data warehouse, data mining capabilities and best practices in utilization management, HMC HealthWorks generates critical insight to continually improve healthcare management for its clients.

To learn more about HMC HealthWorks' program solutions and how the company can work with your organization, contact Jon Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, at JReid@hmcebs.com.

About HMC HealthWorks
HMC HealthWorks, the premier national provider of population healthcare management programs, offers plan sponsors value-added programs including Integrated Clinical Solutions, Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health Solutions, Wellness/Lifestyle Coaching and Care Coordination- www.hmchealthworks.com.

MEDIA CONTACT

cheady@hmcebs.com

K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc. Partners With HMC HealthWorks

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K.B. BERRY & ASSOC., INC. PARTNERS WITH HMC HEALTHWORKS TO EXPAND DELIVERY OF PROGRAMS TO CONTROL HEALTHCARE SPENDING

WALNUT CREEK, Calif., Jan. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc., a healthcare cost containment consulting firm, and HMC HealthWorks, a 40-year veteran in healthcare management, today announced a new partnership to expand delivery of HMC HealthWorks programs and drive an enhanced integrated care strategy to mitigate annual increases found in healthcare spending.

"The increases in year over year healthcare spending are unsustainable and the factors impacting the delivery of value-based healthcare services make it almost impossible for consumers to make an informed decision," said Kenneth Berry, President and Owner, K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc. "To be successful in controlling healthcare spending, you need a company that offers multiple and disciplined integrated care models with a strong track record of controlling costs. HMC HealthWorks is one of the only companies I know that can do this."

HMC HealthWorks is improving the delivery of care and controlling of healthcare costs by identifying key health issues and areas of cost improvement when plan sponsors and their participants engage in its clinically-integrated models of care in chronic disease management, mental health and substance abuse care management, EAP and wellness programs, along with coordinated PBM initiatives. With its state of the art data warehouse, data mining capabilities and best practices in utilization management, HMC HealthWorks generates critical insight to continually improve healthcare management for its clients.

"We are so pleased to partner with an experienced, reputable healthcare cost containment strategist like Kenneth Berry and are looking forward to working with K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc., to improve participants' health and reduce unwarranted variations in treatments and costs so providers, plan sponsors and participants can make better informed decisions," said Dr. Janis DiMonaco, President and CEO of HMC HealthWorks.

To learn more about HMC HealthWorks' program solutions and how the company can work with your organization, contact Jon Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, at JReid@hmcebs.com.

About HMC HealthWorks
HMC HealthWorks, the premier national provider of population healthcare management programs, offers plan sponsors value-added programs including Integrated Clinical Solutions, Chronic Care Management, Behavioral Health Solutions, Wellness/Lifestyle Coaching and Care Coordination.

About K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc.
In order to maximize value-based healthcare for patients, K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc. focuses on innovative cost containment programs and pricing models as part of an overall targeted healthcare strategy for clients. By taking the approach to help consumers manage risk before it occurs, K.B. Berry & Assoc., Inc., enables individuals to transcend traditional cost reduction and respond intelligently to new payment models.

MEDIA CONTACT

cheady@hmcebs.com