Wellness initiatives like Prevo’s provide a way to reign in health insurance increases in a way that will also produce a happier and healthier club.
San Juan Capistrano, CA (PRWEB) December 27, 2013
Prevo Health Solutions has announced a new turnkey wellness program which will be rolling out in January 2014 that will address the health, productivity, and the financial bottom line for both employees and members of the private club industry. The program provides an end to end, employer-driven wellness solution with 90 percent of the work already done for the club. With such a comprehensive and all-inclusive program, it’s an ideal fit for most private clubs.
“In working closely with dozens of clubs this past year, it became clear that general managers had the best of intentions but limited time and resources to focus on wellness,” said Rick Ladendorf, president of Prevo Health Solutions. “Whether the club was new to wellness initiatives or trail-blazing in the industry, I heard the same frustrations—lack of time, lack of expertise in designing a program, lack of consistency and continuity, and most especially, lack of measurable results. That’s where Prevo comes in.”
More pointedly, that’s where the turnkey wellness program offers an easy to use and complete program that maximizes engagement and participation, reduces costs and improves the overall employee productivity and morale.
Prevo has packaged its existing wellness tools to create a turnkey program that meets the club exactly where it is today in terms of wellness and allows each club to individualize their program to best fit their needs. It addresses the key consistency and continuity problems, and allows the club to begin measuring their efforts against results.
The turnkey program starts with a monthly theme that is centered on wellness and nutrition. Each month, the club will receive the theme along with a complete package of marketing and communications material, online training and education, suggestions for on-site speakers and education, motivational emails and text templates, as well as monthly activity and incentive based challenges, all tied to the monthly theme. All of these elements are managed on a single dashboard.
The monthly themes not only keep the material fresh and exciting, but it gives the employee and member a time to practice an element of wellness without too much information being dispensed at once. The ultimate goal is to modify behavior through repetition, continuity and reinforcement.
By integrating a new theme and wellness initiative each month, the club will begin to establish a culture of wellness. Employee health, happiness and productivity will improve as well as that of their health care expenditures. Members will notice the wellness initiative and can join on the activities, enhancing their experience and health as well.
While improved health and wellness are very important for clubs, there is a real concern about the rising cost of health care. By establishing a regular and predictable wellness strategy, many clubs will find that their health insurance provider is willing to make impressive cuts to their yearly premium increase.
“We have seen health insurance agencies reduce yearly price increases by more than 10 percent when they know a club is serious about wellness,” said Ladendorf. “The bottom line is that health insurance will continue to rise each year unless clubs do something about it, and wellness initiatives like Prevo’s provide a way to reign in the increases in a way that will also produce a happier and healthier club.”
Prevo Health Solutions also offers clubs the opportunity for more health care savings through its self-funding options which include an industry first Health Insurance Captive.
Mark Mathias, Senior Vice President with Andreini & Company, a nationwide self-insured captive broker, shares his experience of low premium increases through self-insurance and states, “Some cells within the Andreini Advantage Captive have averaged a four percent annual cost increase for six renewals -- far less than half the national trends. Moreover, our clients generally find that the claims data we provide makes it much easier to manage claims and execute wellness strategies.”
Whatever stage a club is at in its wellness endeavors, they can receive great benefit from a total wellness solution such as the one provided by Prevo Health Solutions. And as a new year quickly approaches, a comprehensive solution such as this is exactly how clubs want to ring in 2014.
About Prevo Health Solutions
Prevo Health Solutions Inc. is the private club industry’s premier wellness expert in workplace wellness and member usage. Our mission is to reform health care through prevention and wellness and improve the overall health of the private club industry through education and sharing of best practices. Our team consists of health professionals, certified nutrition & fitness experts, workplace wellness gurus and engagement specialists. We know what works in the workplace and we know the club industry. Prevo Health Solutions works with employers of all sizes to develop and execute custom wellness strategies which maximize engagement and participation. Prevo Health is the Executive Producer of both the AMERICAS HEALTHIEST CLUB'S and CEO Pledge. For more information, call 888-321-1804 or visit http://www.prevohealth.com.