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February 05, 2013 11:35 ET

CoreSource Introduces Enhanced Member Health Portal, Powered by HealthFitness

Nationally Known Third Party Administrator (TPA) Uses HealthFitness Online Portal to Improve Health, Reduce Costs

LAKE FOREST, IL--(Marketwire - Feb 5, 2013) - CoreSource, a leading national provider of benefit administration and health management services for self-funded employee benefit plans, announced today that its plan members across the country have access to an enhanced version of its integrated online consumer health portal -- the HealthCenter, now powered by HealthFitness, an affiliate of CoreSource.

For more than 30 years, CoreSource has delivered customized employee benefit administration services to self-funded employers across the U.S. The HealthCenter is a personalized health management system for communicating personal wellness information to each member.

"Employers are searching for ways to control and save on their plan costs, and look for solutions that best engage their members toward those objectives," said Steve Horvath, Vice President, CoreSource Marketing. "The enhanced combination of the HealthCenter interactive services with targeted outreach helps our clients achieve a healthy workforce."

In addition to the HealthCenter's home page interactive content, workout logs and calendars, new enhancements through HealthFitness include:

  • An improved Health Risk Assessment, which asks pertinent questions about the user's lifestyle, readiness to change, and energy and productivity levels. Health risks the user may face can be identified and summarized to share with their physician.
  • Online Self-Guided Coaching Programs help improve personal health by participating in one or more of five self-directed coaching paths offered online through the HealthCenter.
  • The Family Health Guide, providing information on more than 200 consumer self-care topics.
  • Health Calculators, which can be used to calculate coronary heart disease risk, calorie burn, body mass index (BMI), nutrition intake guidelines and more.

"HealthFitness has worked side-by-side with CoreSource to place health improvement tools at members' fingertips through the HealthCenter," said Sean McManamy, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development for HealthFitness. "Available 24/7, the HealthCenter provides each member with a valuable set of resources to help them achieve their personal health goals."

This launch further complements CoreSource's recently expanded YourCare product. This total population health management program focuses on both chronic conditions and lifestyle risks. The program has four levels to choose from, enabling employers to target the approach that's best for their organization. Depending on the level, YourCare members can receive health coaching and health advising by telephone, company-wide education and activity programs, incentive tracking and optional health screenings. This is all in addition to recommended care alerts for chronic care patients, reminders for age- and gender-appropriate preventive health tests, and proactive outreach to high-risk participants. According to research, YourCare generated an estimated return on investment of 4.7 to 1* for its clients.

*As reported in the YourCare White Paper "Compliance Matters: Improving Employee Health Gives Self-Funded Employers Better Cost Control." (CoreSource, Sept. 2011)

About CoreSource
CoreSource is one of the nation's leading Third Party Administrators, delivering integrated, customized employee benefit solutions to self-funded employers. The company maintains claims and customer service offices in Baltimore; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Columbus, Ohio (NGS CoreSource); Detroit (NGS CoreSource); Kansas City, Kan.; Lancaster, Penn., and Little Rock, Ark. Visit www.coresource.com.

About HealthFitness
HealthFitness is an award-winning, NCQA-accredited provider of health management, corporate fitness management and condition management solutions. With 35-plus years of experience, HealthFitness is a proven leader and partner for infusing a culture of health. We maximize client results through personalized interaction and a science-based approach to on-site program management, engagement and prevention. Visit www.healthfitness.com.

Both CoreSource and HealthFitness are subsidiaries of the Trustmark Companies. Trustmark, which is celebrating its 100th year, has assets of more than $1.8 billion and, through CoreSource and other subsidiaries, administers more than $2.5 billion in health and life benefits annually.

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