SOURCE: Virgin Pulse, Inc.

Virgin Pulse

September 21, 2016 09:10 ET

Virgin Pulse Transforms Employee Wellness Experience With Launch of Virgin Pulse Core

Modern Health Management Technology Solution Helps Organizations Improve Employee Health and Mitigate Healthcare Costs

FRAMINGHAM, MA--(Marketwired - September 21, 2016) - Today, Virgin Pulse, the leading provider of technology-enabled wellness and wellbeing solutions, released Virgin Pulse Core, a new, clinically-based wellness solution designed to help employers reduce healthcare costs. Built on Virgin Pulse's flexible and feature-rich platform, Virgin Pulse Core helps organizations identify at-risk employees, offer results-based incentives, and direct employees to programs designed to help mitigate their health risks.

According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), 71% of participants join wellness programs in order to learn about their health risks. In addition, employees want to learn how to manage those risks, but often struggle to find the information they need, when they need it. Similarly, employers struggle to communicate the right programs to the right employees.

Virgin Pulse Core encourages employee participation in health risk assessments (HRAs) and biometric screenings by making them easily accessible across multiple devices, including mobile devices, desktops and health stations. Rewards enhance the experience by providing incentives to employees for learning their risk factors and enrolling in the specific programs that will benefit them. Additional features, including online coaching, activity leaderboards, habit tracking, as well as nutrition and sleep guides, motivate employees to achieve individual and organizational health and wellbeing goals.

"Virgin Pulse Core is an entry-point wellness solution that increases employee participation in health risk assessments, biometric screenings, disease management programs and online coaching," said Ron Hildebrandt, SVP of Products for Virgin Pulse. "It is specifically designed for cost-conscious organizations looking for a modern, best-in-class alternative to health insurer solutions that have failed to deliver the results they promised to employers and employees. Core is also ideal for organizations looking to deliver a fully branded web and mobile experience that promotes and reflects their company culture and brand, as opposed to their insurance provider's."

Key Features of Virgin Pulse Core:

  • Detailed analytics and reporting around population risk factors, utilization, and health trends
  • Simplified HRA, provided by Wellsource, or the partner of your choice
  • Targeted online coaching through SelfHelpWorks, or the partner of your choice
  • Biometric screenings from Quest Diagnostics, or the partner of your choice
  • Configurable participation- and outcomes-based rewards and incentives
  • Program flexibility, offering branding and program customization
  • Affordable activity tracking devices

Virgin Pulse Core is available immediately. Virgin Pulse offers the only suite of employee wellbeing solutions designed to address all aspects of an organization's wellbeing journey, from traditional, outcomes-based wellness to fully integrated wellbeing that encompasses the whole employee, including mental, physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. Built on Virgin Pulse's flexible platform, the company's culture-first solutions are designed to help organizations build collaborative, high performing workplace cultures by empowering employees in their work and personal lives. To learn more about Virgin Pulse Core and the company's suite of wellbeing solutions for employers at every phase of the wellbeing journey, visit www.virginpulse.com.

About Virgin Pulse
Virgin Pulse, the leading provider of technology solutions that promote employee engagement and wellbeing and part of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, helps employers create workforces that are happier, healthier and ultimately more productive. The company's modern, mobile first platform delivers a personalized user experience that utilizes gamification to engage users in building habits that inspire meaningful and measurable change across individuals and the businesses they serve. By helping employees thrive at work and in all aspects of life, Virgin Pulse is helping change lives and businesses around the world for good. More than 2,500 global organizations representing many of the Fortune 500 and Best Places to Work, have selected Virgin Pulse's solutions to engage their workforces and drive their businesses forward.

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