Walkingspree and VIA Partner for Better Employee Health

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A recent report based on a series of interactive data compiled for San Antonio’s public transportation entity by their health insurance carrier, highlighted some astounding results for employees that took part in Walkingspree’s activity program. Walkingspree participants showed major health claim cost decreases, less hospital visits and shorter hospital stays than those that did not participate.

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We are delighted that VIA was able to achieve this. In 2015 and 2016, Walkingspree participants helped reduce medical claim costs per employee, per year at VIA, compared with those who did not take part.

Walkingspree, a nationally-recognized corporate wellness and activity solutions provider based in San Antonio, Texas, is pleased to announce that its partner, VIA Metropolitan Transit, has successfully concluded the “Thrive Wellness Program,” with positive results. A program report, compiled by Aetna, highlights the many benefits that have been provided to participating employees’ overall work-life balance, based on a series of interactive data.

Hospital utilization rates among the Walkingspree group showed significant decreases versus non-participants. An overall decrease in inpatient visits from 2015 to 2016 is apparent within the Walkingspree participant group. Cumulative totals of the two groups indicate a higher amount of total admits and surgeries, as well longer lengths of stays among non-participants, compared to the Wellness Group in both 2015 and 2016.

“We are delighted that VIA was able to achieve this. In 2015 and 2016, Walkingspree participants helped reduce medical claim costs per employee, per year at VIA, compared with those who did not take part,” said Walkingspree Chief Revenue Officer Nathan Pickle. “Prevention in the form of wellness may beneficially mitigate costs associated with health care, and support a healthier, more productive workforce.”

About Walkingspree
Walkingspree specializes in custom walking programs where employees get engaged and energized while employers reduce health care claims. We provide wellness solutions for companies of all sizes and currently support some of the nation’s most renowned fitness monitoring brands including Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch and a host of other wearables and smartphones. Members receive a highly intuitive and customizable mobile app as well as a web based real-time monitoring platform. To find out how we can assist your company, please check out http://www.walkingspree.com.

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