Health Insurance Provider Florida Health Care Plans Launches One of a Kind Wellness Solution

Health Insurance Provider Florida Health Care Plans Launches One of a Kind Wellness Solution













National Start Walking Day FHCP Employee Wellness Event


Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 19, 2011

As a leader in healthcare delivery and wellness in Volusia and Flagler Counties of East Central Florida since 1974, Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) is pleased to announce the launch and state approval of its new wellness rider.

“We are a local company with the goal of improving the health of our members and our community by promoting an employee/employer culture of wellness education, focusing on healthy habits, preventive care, easier access to wellness programs and educational resources,” says Dr. Wendy Myers, CEO of Florida Health Care Plans.

This new approach is a collaborative effort between employers, employees and FHCP, to team together and work with health data to assist employees in addressing unhealthy habits with the goal of a healthier lifestyle. This employee/employer collaboration can also help control the zooming costs of healthcare, and create a healthier, happier and more productive workforce.

The rider has an attractive price tag, costing only 1%-2% of the group plan premium, for increased focus on employees’ health habits that could see a healthy return on investment (ROI). According to the National Business Group on Health, a non-profit industry advisory group, “Employers can realize as much as $ 3.27 in financial benefits for every $ 1.00 invested in workplace wellness programs.”

Another study, done by Sarasota County says, “A review of 32 studies of corporate wellness programs found claims costs were reduced by 27.8%,” and there were also significant declines shown in the number of physician visits, hospital admissions and incidence of injury.

Top of the line technology makes FHCP’s wellness plans accessible and user friendly. The company provides a 24 hour nurse advice line, a self-paced program for those who want to quit smoking, a weight management program and many other educational programs to encourage preventive healthy habits in addition to regular preventive care. Members also have access to an exclusive member portal, providing an easy way to make appointments with FHCP staff physicians, refill prescriptions at FHCP pharmacies and access “Welcome to Wellness” a state of the art health risk assessment with access to articles and multimedia content personalized for each member. There are also programs for members who have heart disease, asthma, high blood pressure and COPD for no extra charge. All of these programs focus on preventive treatment that helps to ward off serious health problems before they happen.

Dr. Mikelle Streicher PhD, RN Chief Marketing and Sales Officer says, “Workplace Wellness programs are not a passing trend. It is about investing in people and in good health so that good business and a healthy bottom line are all the more possible to obtain.”

For more information about FHCP’s health and wellness plans please visit http://www.fhcp.com.

About Florida Health Care Plans:

FHCP is a health maintenance organization in East Central Florida. Being an HMO, the company brings a strong emphasis on preventive care and health and wellness resources and education. As a local organization, they have been living among their clients for thirty years, working to bring better health care to the residents of Florida. Approximately 2,000 employers have trusted FHCP to take care of their employees with a wide selection of services and health solution products. In January 2009, they joined Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Florida as an independent licensee, which provides FHCP members with nationwide and global access to Blue Cross Blue Shield’s highly regarded and accessible Blue Card network. Their latest response to the needs of the community was in 2011, with the development of an Individual Health Plan product.

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New AIS Newsletter Provides Reliable News and Sound Business Strategies on State Health Insurance Exchanges

New AIS Newsletter Provides Reliable News and Sound Business Strategies on State Health Insurance Exchanges










(PRWEB) August 12, 2011

An enormous transformation in health insurance is about to unfold, as states begin establishing health insurance exchanges. To provide health care business leaders with the news and strategies they need to succeed in this brave new world, AIS is pleased to announce the first issue of Inside Health Insurance Exchanges, a hard-hitting 12-page monthly newsletter for business planners with health plans, hospitals and health systems, medical groups, ancillary providers, suppliers, pharma companies and state health policy makers. For publication details, visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/inside-health-insurance-exchanges.

State health insurance exchanges, the cornerstone of the health reform law, will soon have an enormous impact on the health insurance market. Exchanges are sure to create a sea change for hospitals and other providers, employers and state health officials – and offer an unprecedented growth opportunity for health insurers. But the rules that govern them are likely to be complicated and confusing, and will vary substantially from one state to another.

Inside Health Insurance Exchanges provides reliable answers to these and other important questions:

*Will all health plans be invited to participate?

*If so, how will their products need to be designed?

*What will they be allowed to sell outside the exchanges?

*How much pressure will newly insured individuals place on providers who already are hard-pressed to accept new patients?

Inside Health Insurance Exchanges is written by an experienced team of health business reporters – led by Managing Editor Steve Davis and Executive Editor Jill Brown – with extensive knowledge and contacts throughout the health insurance industry. AIS has been the industry’s #1 health care business publisher for 25 years, with Health Plan Week, AIS’s Health Reform Week and Medicare Advantage News among its dozens of highly regarded titles for health business leaders.

For more information on Inside Health Insurance Exchanges, including a sample issue and subscription information, visit http://aishealth.com/marketplace/inside-health-insurance-exchanges.

About AIS

AIS develops highly targeted news, data and strategies for managers in hospitals, health plans, medical group practices, pharmaceutical companies and other health care organizations. Learn more at http://www.AISHealth.com.

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For the Self-Employed, Obtaining Health Insurance Just Got Easier Thanks to SelfHealthInsurance.com

For the Self-Employed, Obtaining Health Insurance Just Got Easier Thanks to SelfHealthInsurance.com











(PRWEB) August 17, 2011

For the Self-Employed, Obtaining Health Insurance Just Got Easier Thanks to SelfHealthInsurance.com

In today’s world of ever-increasing costs for health care, it becomes more important to have adequate health insurance coverage with each passing day. While most workers obtain at least partial health insurance coverage through their employers, individuals who choose to work for themselves must bear the entire cost of health insurance for their family – a cost which can quickly spiral into thousands of dollars per year.

While numerous studies have shown that self-employed workers report fewer work-related stresses than those that make the commute in to their workplace each day, this hasn’t held true when it comes to health insurance. According to the guide released today by SelfHealthInsurance.com entitled Health Insurance for the Self-Employed, the high cost of private health insurance is one of the most significant obstacles facing self-employed workers, including contractors, freelancers and teleworkers.

‘Hope is Not Lost’ for Self-Employed Workers with No Health Insurance

Finding health insurance that’s both affordable and provides a decent level of coverage is critical for self-employed workers. Without health insurance coverage, even the most simple accidents or injuries can lead to huge medical treatment costs that will have to be paid out of pocket. On average, health care and medical costs across the United States grew 9 percent in 2010, with growth expected to be at least as high as this in 2011. Currently, around 42 percent of employers have some form of health insurance co-payment arrangement with their employees – a benefit that self-employed workers cannot rely on.

All hope is not lost for the thousands of self-employed workers who currently lack health insurance coverage. According to spokesman James Shaffer, “Even though self-employed workers do not have the leverage or employee count to earn significant price breaks on health insurance, there are still a number of affordable options on the market which can provide a high level of coverage to those who are self-employed.” SelfHealthInsurance.com is “…committed to assisting individuals who need health insurance,” said Shaffer, continuing that “health insurance is possible for all self-employed workers – not just those who make a lot of money.”

The SelfHealthInsurance.com guide also lists a number of health insurance coverage types that are applicable to individuals who are self-employed. Many workers fall victim to the misnomer that the best health insurance covers every possible scenario; as this guide shows, there are different types of coverage that are applicable to self-employed workers, and it may be worth trying to put together a custom, cost-effective insurance plan.

Affordable Health Insurance Options for Self-Employed Workers are Available

As this new guide proves, self health insurance is not the only means for self-employed workers to gain access to health insurance coverage. The guide lists a number of tips for workers on how to track down affordable health insurance options, including how to leverage the health insurance provisions in the federal government’s COBRA Act of 1985, and how to make use of existing health insurance options that are provided through professional and other membership organizations.

Self-employed workers and others with questions about health insurance coverage can visit SelfHealthInsurance.com for more information about health insurance and tips on how to find premium coverage at the best prices.

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