Domingo 20 de Agosto 2017

Onsite Employee Health Centers Bring Cities Success

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City Government Clients of CareHere Crowne LLC Cut Costs While
Improving Care

OCOEE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AmericanHeart–The benefits planning team at Crowne
Consulting Group
reports enhanced care and lower medical costs for
city governments providing onsite and near-site health and wellness
centers for employees, retirees, and dependents.

Employers had faced relentless increases in healthcare expenditures for
years. In an effort to control budgets and save taxpayer dollars, many
Florida cities turned to self-funding and worksite healthcare models as
a way to control medical costs, while preventing and managing chronic
conditions.

“On average, the operation and administration costs for onsite health
centers are 30 to 70 percent less than what employers are paying under
the fee-for-service model,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne
Consulting Group.

Onsite
health centers
provide plan members with cost-free access to primary
care clinic services, chronic care, screenings, lab work, X-rays, EKG,
generic prescriptions, and wellness programs including exercise,
nutrition, and smoking cessation. Florida cities opting for worksite
care include Ocala, Ocoee, Apopka, Sanford, Kissimmee, Lake Mary,
Sarasota, Leesburg, Mount Dora, Deland, and others.

The City of Oviedo, a CareHere Crowne LLC client, has experienced success
with onsite care
and wellness programs designed to encourage healthy
lifestyles. The city won the 2016 Healthy Weight Community Champion from
The Florida Department of Health. Since opening its employee health and
wellness center in March 2010, the city reduced medical care costs while
improving care.

The Annual Survey on Employer Health Benefits by the Kaiser Family
Foundation estimated five percent of employers with at least 50
employees offered health services through an on-site health clinic. The
2016 survey interviewed over 1,000 non-federal public and private firms.
Approximately 25 percent of larger firms with at least 1,000 workers
offer onsite care benefits.

About
Crowne Consulting Group:
Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., founded in
1986, provides administrative oversight services for worksite health and
wellness centers and is a related company with The Crowne Group, an
employee benefits consulting firm specializing in employer solutions and
personal lines of insurance. Crowne serves public sector employers such
as school boards, city and county government, sheriff offices, as well
as private organizations. Solutions for consumer-driven plans include
health reimbursement arrangements, self-funded plans, onsite health
centers, as well as risk management and human resources consulting.

Contacts

Crowne Consulting Group
Ray Tomlinson, 321-221-0665
President
rtomlinson@crowneinc.com