CoreSource Introduces Enhanced Member Health Portal, Powered by HealthFitness

Tue Feb 5, 2013 11:36am EST

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  LAKE FOREST, IL, Feb 05 (Marketwire) -- 
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.

    

Contact:
Cindy Gallaher
cindy.gallaher@trustmarkins.com
847-283-4065 

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