Mayo Clinic partners with Benefitfocus on health and wellness
Mayo Clinic announced Monday that its products and services would be made available through HR InTouch, a benefit management and employee communication portal developed by Charleston, S.C.-based Benefitfocus.
Through this alliance, Mayo Clinic and Benefitfocus will help employers create a more informed and healthy workforce by providing access to more than 3,500 content pieces and articles, newsletters and a 24/7 nurse line staffed by registered nurses, officials say.
In addition, employers can access the Mayo Clinic EmbodyHealth portal, an online tool combining smart Web technology with proven behavior change methods to improve lifestyle habits and reduce health risks for employees.
Officials say these new offerings will allow employers to manage the entire benefits lifecycle in one place, and provide employees seamless access to quality health information and tools.
"Our patients have told us they want a more convenient way to access Mayo Clinic care and expertise," said Paul Limburg, MD, medical director of Mayo Clinic Global Business Solutions. "As a result of this relationship with Benefitfocus, we will be able to reach out in a new way and potentially help many more people who could benefit from Mayo Clinic expertise in the medical and behavioral sciences."
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"The demand for employee health and wellness programs continues to skyrocket as employers search for the most effective employee engagement tools," said Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus president and CEO. "Wellness programs that are designed and implemented properly can have a strong impact on controlling an organization's healthcare costs and improving employee health. The relationship with Mayo Clinic gives our clients the expert resources and proven methods needed to engage employees, promote healthy lifestyle choices and support long-term behavior change."