Agreement Extends Long-Term Relationship, Provides HCSC Members
Access to 8,000 Fitness and Wellness Facilities Nationwide
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 3, 2013--
Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) today announced a three-year extension of
their agreement with Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) offering the
Prime Fitness program to approximately eight million HCSC commercial
plan members. The agreement is effective immediately and runs through
2015, and promotes a solution designed to support healthy behaviors for
individuals in the commercial population.
Prime Fitness is Healthways commercial well-being fitness program,
inspiring participants to take charge of their own health and fitness by
providing tools, resources and incentives they need to stay motivated
and adopt more active lifestyles. The program provides eligible HCSC
members with access to a national network of more than 8,000 fitness
centers using a single membership card. Participating members will
receive access to the program website where they can locate
participating locations. Additionally, employer groups with an onsite
corporate fitness center will also be able to track program utilization
and award incentives to participating employees.
Regular physical activity prevents and controls health issues that
influence healthcare costs and productivity. Research has shown that
increasing physical activity from 0-1 times per week to more than 3
times per week decreased medical costs by $2,202 per year per person1.
Physical activity can also mitigate health-related risks and improve the
quality of life for those who already have chronic conditions.
“For more than 75 years, HCSC has continually demonstrated their
commitment to the health and well-being of their members. The long-term
extension of the HCSC partnership with Healthways offering Prime Fitness
further supports this member commitment,” said Healthways president and
chief executive officer Ben R. Leedle, Jr. “Prime Fitness offers the
benefits of physical activity with an effective combination of
convenient access and motivational support, and we applaud HCSC’s
decision to continue offering the program in facilitating member efforts
to achieve optimal health and well-being.”
Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the largest independent global provider of
well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier
world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior
change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our
customers, which include employers, integrated health systems,
hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government
entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each
individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s
health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are
achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of
everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary
technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30
years and now serves approximately 40 million people on four continents.
Learn more at www.healthways.com.
1 Cross, M. Spend Money on Healthy People. Managed Care.
August 2004. Available at http://www.managedcaremag.com/archives/0408/0408.wellpeople.html.
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