SOURCE: Limeade, Inc.

Limeade, Inc.

May 10, 2011 11:30 ET

Limeade Wellness Platform Selected by Independent Health

Refreshing Approach to Be Offered to Employer Customers of Top-Rated U.S. Health Insurance Plan

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Henry Albrecht, CEO and co-founder of Limeade, Inc., today announced that Independent Health will partner with Limeade to provide an innovative and engaging online employer group wellness program. Independent Health is a regional health plan nationally recognized for its award winning customer service. Limeade is an online corporate wellness platform that builds happy, healthy, high-performance workforces.

The Limeade wellness platform, recognized for its positive, social, integrated approach, features well-being and health risk self-assessments, goal setting and tracking tools, proven individual and group challenges, peer support tools, mobile access, and links to connected wellness programs and services -- all connected with a flexible incentive system.

"We're looking forward to utilizing the Limeade wellness platform as another unique piece of our comprehensive wellness portfolio of products to help our employer groups improve the overall health of their employees and encourage engagement in healthy lifestyles," said Don Gibson, vice president, product development. "A healthier workforce will ultimately decrease an employer's health care costs, improve their bottom line and company productivity, all of which leads to a healthier community," he concluded.

"Independent Health is a consistently top-rated insurance plan recognized for its customer service, member satisfaction, and comprehensive portfolio of products and services. We're thrilled they've selected Limeade to be included in their comprehensive portfolio of product and service offerings. We look forward to working with them to help their employer customers super charge their performance and health," stated Mr. Albrecht.

The addition of Limeade to Independent Health's portfolio of products and services is the latest in a series of initiatives the health plan has implemented in recent years to improve the health of its members including $0 copayments for preventive services, comprehensive workplace wellness programs and the new Empower ™ product, which encourages employees to take ownership of their health.

Headquartered in Buffalo, Independent Health began operations in 1980 and has consistently been rated among the top health plans in the country for customer service and member satisfaction. Independent Health's comprehensive portfolio of product and service offerings include HMO, POS, PPO and EPO products, Medicare and Medicaid plans, traditional indemnity insurance, consumer-directed plans, coverage for self-funded employers, plus health savings account (HSA) and pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services. Combined, the company provides health benefits and services to nearly 375,000 individuals in Western New York and throughout the country. For more information, visit Independent Health's website at

About Limeade
Limeade is an online wellness company focused on building happy, healthy, high-performance workforces. Limeade provides a refreshing alternative to traditional, antagonistic wellness approaches, and connects all wellness programs in an integrated, cohesive user experience. Limeade clients include Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, healthcare providers, and large, high-performance employers. Additional information about Limeade may be found at

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    Valerie E. Pillo
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