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UnitedHealthcare’s Baby Blocks, an interactive incentive program designed to help expectant parents with prenatal and well-baby care, is now available to individuals enrolled in any UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored medical benefits plan. Self-insured companies with more than 5,000 employees also can now offer Baby Blocks to their employees through UnitedHealthcare. With Baby Blocks, users receive doctor appointment alerts via e-mail and wellness-related text messages. In addition, this new service can help plan participants connect directly with maternity care nurses.
(866) 633-2446 | |

PlushCare has launched a virtual health care concierge service designed to connect patients via the Internet to doctors who were educated at Stanford University and the University of California at San Francisco. Available on a pay-per-visit basis or through an employer’s benefits plan, PlushCare offers same-day diagnosis, treatment and as-needed prescriptions for urgent care and chronic illnesses. Patients can access the health care advice by simply connecting through a computer, tablet or smartphone.
(800) 221-5140 | |

EveryMove Inc. has launched EveryMove@Work, a fitness-focused wellness program designed to help small and midsize businesses build a vibrant, connected culture through physical activity. In addition to fostering a happier and more productive workforce, EveryMove@Work seeks to align corporate wellness initiatives and programs to help employers lower their health care costs. |

Workplace Options has launched a new application designed to provide workers with mobile access to counseling and coaching through their employers’ employee assistance programs or wellness services. The new app, iConnectYou, is available for free download from the iPhone App Store. (800) 699-8011 | |

ShapeUp has announced the debut of three new social wellness challenges. The company’s new customizable destinations challenge, along with the European Expedition and Appalachian Trail challenges, are designed to help businesses engage employees in improving their physical and mental health.
(401) 274-1577 | |

MINDBODY Inc. has launched a new workplace wellness product called the MINDBODY Exchange, which is modeled after the company’s own successful wellness program. The MINDBODY Exchange offers employees access to a nationwide directory so that they can select the wellness activities that work best for them.
(877) 847-4295 | |

Jellyvision has released a new interactive program called “ALEX Shares Ways to Save on Your Health Care.” The Web-based program provides employers a way to communicate innovative tips and offer suggestions to employees about how to save money on their health care benefits (312) 667-0420 | |

Coach Alba is a new text-based mobile health coaching service designed to help increase employee enthusiasm and engagement in employer-provided wellness programs. To use Coach Alba, employees set private reminders that can provide motivation to avoid temptations at crucial moments.
(801) 616-7043 | |

Jiff Inc. has launched Challenges by Jiff, a game-oriented online experience that encourages employees to compete or work together to fulfill organizational health goals. Jiff offers employees the freedom to access the health applications and devices they prefer while still participating in company wellness initiatives.
(650) 323-3500 | |

Weight Watchers International Inc. has launched Weight Watchers for Diabetes, a new wellness program that focuses on the unique needs of workers with type 2 diabetes. Program participants are offered unlimited access to certified health care professionals who work directly with individuals to tailor diet plans to their specific needs. 
(800) 828-9675 | | 

Standard Process has launched a new business unit called Cultivate that is designed to help businesses lower health care costs and increase organizational efficiencies by developing onsite wellness centers. Cultivate is one of the first businesses to include onsite chiropractic professionals in organizational wellness programs.
(855) 295-4535 | | has developed a new health care option: MyDoc Visa HealthCards. These prepaid cards are designed to deliver health care benefits to employees in smaller increments that are more controllable for employers. The cards can also serve as gifts or recognition awards for employees, customers and clients.
(855) 400-3279 | |

Eisai Inc. has launched a new website designed to provide employers with information about obesity management. The website,, offers employers access to articles, links to wellness sites and downloadable weight management tools.
(201) 692-1100 | |

United Concordia has launched a new wellness program called UCWellness designed to close the gap between dental health and overall wellness. UCWellness, which includes print and online resources, seeks to educate employers and health care consumers about the science behind plans that support dental health.
(800) 332-0366 | |

Aon Hewitt and eHealth Inc. have joined together to offer benefits enrollment services to certain employees who want individual health insurance coverage. Through the new partnership, employees of Aon Hewitt’s clients who are not eligible for employer-provided benefits may access eHealth’s leading online marketplace to find and buy a health insurance plan that best fits their individual or family needs.
(866) 787-8773 | |

Aflac Insurance Co. recently launched the Aflac Hospital Advantage Policy, which is designed to address the changing needs of health insurance policyholders. The Aflac Hospital Advantage Policy includes more coverage plans and new health savings account options.
(800) 992-3522 | |
MyBodyCount has introduced a clinical health score that is now available to the public. The score is based on factors that can help predict a patient’s risk of future health-related problems, such as developing diabetes and heart, kidney and lung diseases.
(410) 630-1317 | |
The FitLinxx Pebble is an all-day activity monitor designed to motivate people to be active. Developed for corporate wellness programs, the easy-to-use device clips to an individual’s shoe or waistband, blending seamlessly into daily life.
(866) 316-5151 | |

Jiff Inc. has launched the Jiff Platform, a Web-based tool designed to help businesses take advantage of the rapidly evolving digital health world. Health insurance plans, large provider groups, self-insured employers and wellness program providers can use the Jiff Platform to adapt their health programs faster, increase revenues, lower costs and improve outcomes by engaging in collaborative, connected relationships with the consumers they serve.
(650) 323-3500 | |

The Dow Chemical Co. has unveiled a beta version of the Dow Lab Safety Academy, a digital learning environment that shares Dow’s best practices in industrial safety in a quick and accessible format. The Dow Lab Safety Academy includes dozens of videos featuring lab safety guidelines, grouped into four comprehensive categories, for a variety of real-life scenarios.
(800) 258-2436 | |

To help individuals make smarter decisions about prescriptions, Castlight Health has launched Castlight Pharmacy. Pharmacy. By using Castlight, health plan participants can shop for prices on prescriptions by exploring options including pharmacies, mail-order services, generic brands, and large or small quantities.
(888) 722-0483 | |

Buck Consultants is launching RightOpt, a private health exchange for employers with 3,000 or more benefits-eligible employees. The health exchange will be open for enrollment in fall 2013 and is designed to help employers reduce health care costs and improve employee and dependent health outcomes.
(866) 355-6647 | |

Interactive Health has launched a comprehensive wellness solution called Healthy Triumph. The tool is designed to support employers as they respond to health care reform mandates that focus on wellness and preventive care. The program emphasizes early detection of health risks while helping employers reward employees for proactive health management.
(800) 840-6100 | |

Honeywell Safety Products has launched an array of workplace safety products. These include a full-body harness designed for comfort and safety, an interactive tool designed to calculate critical safety information, and ultra-lightweight wide-view safety goggles.
(800) 430-549 | |

Parago Inc. has announced the launch of a wellness reward suite. This suite of reward and incentive options is tailored to employer-sponsored wellness programs and offers compelling, health-oriented incentives. The package includes a range of rewards such as prepaid bank cards, gift cards and e-gift codes.
(866) 219-7533 | |

The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America has launched a video series focusing on the health care reform law’s impact on brokers and employers. The videos offer viewers insights on topics such as insurance exchanges, small-business issues and employee-paid benefits.
(212) 598-8000 | |

Interactive Health has launched a new comprehensive wellness solution. Healthy Triumph is designed to support employers as they respond to the health care reform mandates specific to wellness and preventive care. The program focuses on early detection of health risks while helping employers reward employees for proactive health management.
(800) 840-6100 | |

Honeywell Safety Products has launched an array of workplace safety products. These include a full-body harness designed for worker comfort and safety, an interactive tool designed to calculate critical safety information, and ultra-lightweight wide-view safety goggles.
(800) 430-5490 | |

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association and Blue Cross and Blue Shield have launched a redesigned online national doctor and hospital search engine. This online tool is available to clients nationwide. The new version of the National Doctor and Hospital Finder offers participants in these health plans an easy way to find the best providers for their health care needs.
(877) 827-5258 | |

UnitedHealthcare has added accident protection to its voluntary benefits product offering for employers. The accident protection plan provides cash benefits that can help limit employees’ out-of-pocket expenses after an accident. The benefit can help cover lost income plus pay deductibles and co-payments. |

Select International has launched its Safety Suite of Solutions, which features assessment tools for identifying and selecting job applicants with strong safety-related backgrounds. This software tool includes guidelines and assessments designed to improve the safety performance of existing employees.
(800) 786-8595 | |

Health Dialog is now providing its online WELLNESS Dialog platform to HR professionals in the United States free of charge for one year. The program offers healthy competitions for prizes, including fitness devices, activity-focused video games, gift cards and charitable donations.
(617) 406-5200 | |

ADP and The Vitality Group have joined together to launch the ADP Vitality wellness solution. The solution is an incentive-based wellness program that midsize employers can use to lower health care costs by motivating employees to make healthier lifestyle choices.
(800) 225-5237 | | 

Willis North America’s Human Capital Practice has developed and released several enhancements to its Health Care Reform Impact Analysis Calculator. The calculator is designed to help employers understand and address the financial impacts of the new regulations and requirements of the federal health care reform law.
(212) 915-8888 | |

Argus Dental Plan has launched the Dental Saving Account. The account is designed to reduce patient out-of-pocket expenses through a Preferred Dentist Network. Benefits include reducing maximum annual contributions, setting maximum fees for dental procedures and providing fund rollovers.
(877) 864-0625 | |

InteliSpend Prepaid Solutions has joined with gBehavior to provide wellness expertise, program designs and program delivery to employers that use InteliSpend’s services. The partnership is focused on helping reduce health care costs for employers and employees by improving wellness programs and plan participants’ health care knowledge.
(888) 234-7725 | |

Aetna Everactive is a new web-based social community and online resource designed to help people find and participate in local health-related events. Aetna’s clients can now offer Aetna Everactive to employees as a no-cost wellness benefit.
(888) 543-7223 | |