We understand the concerns of independent contractors and have real solutions for their needs. We care about a healthy America – that’s why we offer flexible, comprehensive wellness programs and meet you where you are"
Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2013
Enrollment First, Inc. provides businesses with affordable, custom-made insurance enrollment options, specifically those businesses with unique insurance needs, such as trucking. We recognize common health threats to drivers, specifically sleep apnea, which can lead to fatal accidents and increasing healthcare costs. Together with Aeroflow, Enrollment First is launching new sleep apnea education and testing solutions.
Sleep apnea is a form of sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs when the muscles of the throat relax obstructing the airway. The airway obstruction causes the level of oxygen in the blood to fall, increases stress levels on the heart, elevates blood pressure, and prevents the person from entering REM sleep (the restful and restorative stage of sleep). Risk factors that significantly increase the occurrence of OSA include being overweight (BMI of 30 or greater), large neck size (17’’ or greater for men and 16’’ or greater for women), smoking and alcohol use, and family history of OSA. Additionally, there are key symptoms associated with OSA that include loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, disturbed sleep (i.e. waking frequently gasping for air), and frequent morning headaches.
Aeroflow Healthcare provides a turn-key solution for screening, testing, treatment, and compliance management of sleep disorders specially designed for members of the transportation industry. Utilizing in-home diagnostic sleep testing and telemedicine appointments allows for drivers to be tested and set-up on treatment with minimal to no time at all spent out of their truck. The partnership between Aeroflow and Enrollment First will allow the thousands of Enrollment First clients direct access to Aeroflow’s services giving owner operators the same level of high quality health care that W-2 drivers receive through employee benefit packages.
Enrollment First, Inc. is a compassionate leader in the healthcare industry. We have more than 10 years of experience providing health insurance options for independent contractors. We can even test members for sleep apnea at truck stops – saving money, time and potential lives. We are the insurance solution behind sleep apnea, and partnering with Aeroflow will further consolidate and speed up the process. Hazen Mirts, President and CEO of Enrollment First, says “We understand the concerns of independent contractors and have real solutions for their needs. We care about a healthy America – that’s why we offer flexible, comprehensive wellness programs and meet you where you are – at the truck stop, in the cab, or even in your home.”
Measures are being taken to ensure that drivers receive helpful and thorough information to protect themselves and others from danger on the road. Sleep Disorder education and a simple screening on sleep disorder probability are the first steps. Then, convenient in-home and in-truck sleep tests that are overseen by a Board Certified Sleep MD provide ease and efficiency. Finally, the program is designed to handle follow-up and ensure compliance with sleep therapy. Enrollment First looks forward to this venture with Aeroflow in sleep apnea education, testing and care.
Enrollment First website: http://www.enroll1st.com/
Aeroflow Healthcare website: http://www.aeroflowinc.com