IncentOne Announces Partnership with Phoenix Care Management

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Partnership Combines IncentOneÂ?s Incentive Expertise with Phoenix Care ManagementÂ?s Leading Edge Disease Management to Drive Healthcare Cost Reductions.

IncentOne, a provider of award-winning incentive solutions, announced a partnership today with Phoenix Care Management. Mobile, AL-based Phoenix Care Management specializes in assisting clients to constrain healthcare costs through disease and utilization management. The partnership will combine IncentOne’s EMPLOYEE POWER™ platform – the first integrated incentive solution designed specifically for corporate wellness and healthcare cost reduction programs - with Phoenix Care Management’s leading edge disease management program.

EMPLOYEE POWER combines IncentOne’s proven incentive management system with its industry leading reward portfolio to specifically target wellness and healthcare cost reduction programs. EMPLOYEE POWER will enable Phoenix Care Management to offer increasingly complete disease management programs to their clients.

“When we think of critical business objectives, none are more prominent with senior management than healthcare costs,” according to Michael Dermer President and CEO of IncentOne. Dermer goes on to state, “Incentives can be a critical tool for influencing employees to make positive healthcare decisions. When we saw how Phoenix Care Management focused on helping clients contain those costs, we knew that EMPLOYEE POWER would be the perfect compliment to their offering.”

“Due to the obesity, diabetes, coronary artery disease, and smoking components of our population, the US population’s healthcare costs have grown exponentially,” says Richard T. Shell, President of Phoenix Care Management. “We have partnered with IncentOne to create the incentive program for individuals to reward a healthier lifestyle. Through this partnership, we expect to reduce our clients’ medical claims cost by 20%.”

EMPLOYEE POWER enables companies to drive specific behaviors that reduce healthcare costs for employers via incentives, and the ability to organize, manage and track all program activities. When combined with Phoenix Care Management’s disease management services that identify specific diagnoses, IncentOne and Phoenix Care Management provide a powerful tool to drive cost reductions. Using EMPLOYEE POWER, managers issue incentive awards to individuals and teams for achieving healthcare objectives, and employees redeem those awards for the rewards of their choice from IncentOne’s reward portfolio of gift certificates and gift cards from hundreds of national retailers, thousands of brand-name merchandise items, award-winning travel packages, and personal services.

IncentOne’s EMPLOYEE POWER is provided directly to employers as well as to health industry partners such as insurers, brokers, wellness companies, benefits providers and administrators through its Partner Program. Phoenix Care Management provides utilization management industry services to Third Party Administrators for their clients, and has developed a Claims Analysis System to help identify individuals that can participate in a voluntary program to help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Since 1997, IncentOne has provided integrated reward, recognition and incentive solutions to domestic and international clients ranging from small businesses to large multi-nationals, including half of the FORTUNE® 50. IncentOne’s solutions combine its proven, technologically advanced, incentive platform with the industry’s most comprehensive reward portfolio to provide companies with a tool to drive business objectives. Directly and through its network of partners, IncentOne’s solution helps hundreds of clients including GE, Deloitte, ADP, and the United States Postal Service promote wellness, improve performance, acquire and retain customers, and create safer workplaces. For more information, please visit the Web site at or contact Tristan Panasik, (201) 372-9250 ext. 333 or

Phoenix Care Management, Inc. (PCM) is a company that was founded by Richard T. Shell in January 2004 to provide pre-certification and case management services. Prior to this, Mr. Shell founded HealthCare Options, Inc. (HCO) in 1988, which provided group health hospital pre-certification and case management services to Third Party Administrator's (TPA) throughout the southeast. Lois Bolter, R. N. the operations manager, has more than twenty years experience in utilization management. Ms. Bolter has assembled a team of experienced nurses with various healthcare backgrounds to provide our clients the best utilization management service available. PCM is positioned, with its Disease Management Program, to become the leader in managing medical costs. For more information, please visit the Web-site at


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