SOURCE: CHD Meridian Healthcare

July 12, 2007 09:30 ET

CHD Meridian Opens Doors to New OneBeacon Employee Wellness Center

CHADDS FORD, PA--(Marketwire - July 12, 2007) - CHD Meridian Healthcare, an I-trax, Inc. company (AMEX: DMX) announced the opening of an employee wellness center at OneBeacon Insurance Group's (NYSE: OB) new U.S. headquarters in Canton, Massachusetts.

The innovative new wellness center reflects a national trend toward providing health care at the workplace and is designed to control costs for employees and employer alike by reducing health risks and improving long-term healthcare management.

Building on the health promotion efforts already in place at OneBeacon -- including a dining program and fitness center -- the new wellness center is being managed by healthcare professionals from CHD Meridian, the leading provider of on-site health centers serving clients across the country. The wellness center serves approximately 1,000 OneBeacon employees.

"We are pleased to provide this new benefit to our Canton employees," said Tom Schmitt, OneBeacon's Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "We believe it provides convenient, valuable options to access high quality healthcare support and the ability to integrate wellness into our everyday lives."

To introduce the center to employees, OneBeacon conducted a series of grand opening activities, including a Healthy Deal Challenge in which employees could win prizes for visiting the new wellness center and taking advantage of other healthy activities.

The wellness center will be staffed by a fulltime nurse practitioner supported by a consulting physician and a nutritionist. The center will provide a broad array of health services including preventive care visits, acute care treatment and health promotion activities. Featured services will also include:

--  Health education and wellness programs, including nutrition counseling
--  Blood-pressure monitoring, and assistance with other self-monitoring
    programs
--  Laboratory services
--  Concierge prescription services
--  Allergy maintenance injections
--  Prenatal and post-pregnancy support including a lactation program
    
"By integrating their on-site efforts to build a healthier workforce, OneBeacon joins a host of progressive companies that are achieving 'employer of choice' status and giving themselves a competitive edge in the marketplace," said R. Dixon Thayer, Chief Executive Officer of CHD Meridian Healthcare.

Wellness center visits are offered free of charge in support of OneBeacon's efforts to encourage employees to be fit and health conscious. OneBeacon recently moved its U.S. headquarters from Boston to the new Canton location, giving the company the opportunity to create an on-site healthcare facility.

About CHD Meridian Healthcare

CHD Meridian Healthcare, an I-trax company, is the leading provider of integrated workplace health and productivity management solutions. Serving 100 clients at 226 locations nationwide, CHD Meridian Healthcare offers on-site health centers, which deliver primary care, acute care, corporate health, occupational health and pharmacy care management services as well as integrated disease management, wellness and lifestyle management programs. CHD Meridian Healthcare provides a comprehensive solution utilizing telephonic and e-health tools to enhance the trusted relationship established by its clinicians at the worksite.

CHD Meridian Healthcare is focused on helping companies achieve employer of choice status, making the workplace safe, improving the quality of care and the productivity of the workforce while mitigating healthcare costs. Managing employer-sponsored health centers for over 40 years, some of CHD Meridian Healthcare's clients include: BMW, Blue Ridge Paper, Coors Brewing Company, Coushatta Casino Resort, Deutsche Bank, Eastman Chemical, Fieldale Farms, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, Lowe's, Toyota, UnumProvident and US Steel. For more information, visit www.chdmeridian.com.

About OneBeacon

OneBeacon Insurance Group's underwriting companies offer a range of specialty and segmented commercial and personal insurance products sold primarily through select independent agents. As one of the oldest property and casualty insurers in the United States, OneBeacon traces its roots to 1831 and the Potomac Fire Insurance Company. Today, OneBeacon's specialty insurance products are available countrywide, and commercial and personal lines are offered in select geographic territories.

OneBeacon's U.S. headquarters is in Canton, Massachusetts. The company is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "OB."

Safe Harbor Statement: This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, including those risks detailed in each of I-trax's and OneBeacon's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and should be read in light of these risks.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Michele Hart-Henry
    CHD Meridian Healthcare
    (610) 459-2405 x109
    Email Contact

    Michelle Sawatka-Fernandez
    Edelman
    (212) 704-4544
    Email Contact