Plymouth Meeting, PA (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
Health Advocate™, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, announced today that it has been named one of 2012’s Healthiest Employers in the Philadelphia area. The award, sponsored by the Philadelphia Business Journal and supported by Healthiest Employers, a national research firm, identifies employers in southeastern Pennsylvania whose wellness policies and programs demonstrate a commitment to a healthy workforce.
“We are honored to be chosen by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a Healthiest Employer. Our wellness programs for Health Advocate employees and our clients truly distinguish our commitment to a healthy workforce,” said Martin Rosen, cofounder and Executive Vice President of Health Advocate.
The Philadelphia Business Journal selected companies based on a corporate assessment that was administered by the Healthiest Employers firm. Participants were asked to respond to questions about their wellness programs, leadership commitment and strategic planning, among other categories. Results were then scored using a format developed by a panel of professionals from health, academic and business backgrounds.
Health Advocate’s on-site wellness program began when the company originated in 2001. The program features access to a personal wellness coach coupled with comprehensive, up-to-date health and wellness information; a health risk assessment tool; weight loss programs; and MedChoice Support™, an interactive, online tool that helps employees weigh the pros and cons of tests, procedures, treatments and medications.
In addition, Health Advocate opened an employee fitness center on site last September. Employees are able to participate in yoga and Pilates classes led by a trained instructor. The fitness center includes equipment such as treadmills and stationary bikes. Health Advocate also regularly holds health fairs for its employees.
The Healthiest Employers were recognized at an awards breakfast on May 31 at the WHYY Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons in Old City.
About Health Advocate
Health Advocate™, Inc., the nation’s leading independent healthcare advocacy and assistance company, serves 27+ million Americans through more than 8,500 client relationships, including many of the nation’s largest companies, helping members personally navigate healthcare and insurance-related issues, saving time and money. Our Core Health Advocacy service is centered around our Personal Health Advocates, who assist members with a range of clinical, administrative and insurance-related issues. Our spectrum of add-on, complementary employee- and employer-based solutions include our Wellness Advocate™, Benefits Gateway and Health Information Dashboard™, EAP+Work/Life™, Personalized Health Communications™ and decision support programs. The solutions are designed to lower healthcare costs, increase productivity and improve outcomes.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, Health Advocate has received a range of awards including the 2011 Workforce Management magazine Optimas Award as the Worldwide Leader in Service, 2011 InformationWeek Top Tech Innovations, named for the fifth consecutive year as one of America’s fastest growing private companies by Inc. 500, one of the fastest growing companies in North America on Deloitte’s 2010 and 2011 Technology Fast 500™, 2011 Enterprise Awards’ Life Sciences Company of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia Region, 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Philadelphia Region by Ernst & Young, and is rated one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work by Philadelphia magazine.
Health Advocate is not affiliated with any insurance or third party provider.