President and CEO of IncentOne Addresses Midwest Business Group on Health

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Michael Dermer of IncentOne discusses using incentives to engage employees to improve health behaviors.

Michael Dermer, President and CEO of IncentOne, a leading provider of award-winning incentive solutions, spoke to the Midwest Business Group on Health (MBGH) on April 12th at the Swissotel in Chicago. The program was part of the MBGH’s 2006 Learning Network Series: “Translating Solutions into Actions.” The event, Health Benefit Contribution Strategies & Incentives, also featured speakers Steve Kraus, Partner at Deloitte & Touche and Eileen O’Shea, Director of Employee Benefits at McCain Foods USA.

Mr. Dermer’s presentation focused on using incentives to motivate employees to engage in healthy behaviors. He discussed the need for an integrated solution as the best way to align incentives with a company’s health promotion initiatives. Mr. Dermer also presented an overview of tax compliance issues and ROI and the importance of driving program goals -- participation, engagement and behavior change. Using incentives in driving the reduction of healthcare costs is currently an extremely important topic for many executives and this program was the MBGH’s best attended event of the year. According to Larry Boress, President and CEO of MBGH, “Employers throughout the nation are addressing the need to get their workers engaged in the financial and clinical management of their health and benefits. Incentive programs that match the culture and strategies of the employer and its benefit programs are essential to the process.”

Mr. Dermer is a frequent speaker at national and regional healthcare conferences and events on topics including what employers and healthcare providers should be looking for in an effective incentive solution. He is also a member of various national and regional health associations including the New York Business Group on Health as well as numerous benefits, compensation and human resource societies.

Since 1997, IncentOne has provided integrated incentive solutions to clients ranging from small businesses to the FORTUNE® 1000, including half of the FORTUNE® 50. IncentOne’s solutions combine its proven incentive platform with the industry’s most comprehensive reward portfolio and Best Practices to provide companies with a tool to drive business objectives. IncentOne’s clients include Washington Mutual, WebMD, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Deloitte, MGM, ADP, NBC and the United States Postal Service. For more information, please visit IncentOne at or contact Rick Gordimer at (201) 372-9250 ext. 302.

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