Healthier people and workplaces: Dean Health Plan teams with WebMD Health Services for wellness solutions- Dean - WI

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Published on January 25, 2016

Healthier people and workplaces: Dean Health Plan teams with WebMD Health Services for wellness solutions

Collaboration brings employers opportunity to promote wellness and improve employee engagement

MADISON, Wis. (January 25, 2016) –Dean Health Plan announced today it has teamed with WebMD Health Services for a wellness platform available to Dean Health Plan members. The new program will help employers develop workplace cultures that promote wellness and healthy lifestyles and help individuals make healthy changes that last.

WebMD Health Services provides a health and wellness management platform that is focused on helping its customers’ employees and health plan participants make informed healthcare decisions, manage healthcare costs, and improve health outcomes.

Members of Dean Health Plan will benefit by using the WebMD Health Services platform for individual health assessments with recommendations for personal lifestyle changes, interactive tools and calculators, recipes, videos and health trackers. My Health Assistant – an interactive digital tool -- provides education and suggestions for addressing specific areas such as weight management, diabetes prevention, and more.

The core feature of the WebMD Health Services platform is a personalized wellness portal, accessible to members through the Dean website that helps users define important health issues, discover what motivates them and take meaningful actions to develop healthy habits. Dean Health Plan also rewards members for healthy actions to help individuals achieve measurable improvements in their overall well-being.

“We’re bringing some of the most innovative technology to engage people in making incremental changes that promote health and lead to a better quality of life.” says Lisa Elsinger, PhD, Manager of Prevention & Health Promotion for Dean Health Plan. “We work with employers to develop a workplace culture that fosters a positive environment and support for healthy living, and the WebMD Health Services platform provides a valuable tool for promoting employee health initiatives.”

“WebMD Health Services is focused on advancing innovative, personalized health and wellness solutions to engage and empower consumers to better manage their health, improve their lifestyle behavior and choices, and have a positive impact on health outcomes,” said Ben Slocum, Chief Executive Officer, WebMD Health Services. “We are pleased to be teaming with Dean Health Plan to help them drive healthy behaviors for employers.”

“Partnering with our members to help them maintain or improve their health will lead to better value for our customers over the long term,” says Dean Health Plan Chief Medical Officer, Ron Parton, MD. “We’re excited to be working with WebMD Health Services to bring a comprehensive set of wellness initiatives that effect the behavior change necessary for health improvement and lower costs.”

For More Information

For more information or to arrange an interview, contact Kim Sveum with Dean Health Plan at kim.sveum@deancare.com or (608) 294-6080.

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