Medical equipment and device company uses resources provided by RedBrick Health to help employees lower their cost through healthy actions
Minneapolis, MI - November 28, 2007 - RedBrick Health, a health services company that is leading the transition from employer-sponsored health care to Consumer-Owned Health, announced today that Welch Allyn has selected RedBrick Health as its Consumer-Owned Health partner to motivate and support Welch Allyn’s 2,300 employees as they take ownership of their personal health. RedBrick Health services became available to Welch Allyn employees in October 2007.
A leading manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, Welch Allyn will use the fully integrated set of RedBrick Health services to:
- Move toward a defined contribution model for health care benefits, leading to long term cost reduction and increased employee engagement;
- Create an equitable distribution of health benefits dollars between all employees by giving them an equal opportunity to realize health premium reductions for responsible health behavior; and
- Provide employees with financial tools and incentives, customized personal wellness plans, and independent customer service advocacy to establish greater individual ownership and lifestyle change
Tom Flynn, a Principal with Mercer and Welch Allyn’s lead consultant, recommended RedBrick Health based on Welch Allyn’s reputation as a top-rated employer and its history of offering innovative benefits and services to its employees, as well as RedBrick Health’s ability to support a large employer with a high-quality product.
“As a global health care organization that is dedicated to improving people’s lives, we believe that we have a responsibility to provide our employees and their families with high-quality solutions that help them manage their health care costs and improve their own lives,” said Dan Fisher, Welch Allyn senior vice president, human resources & organization leadership. “RedBrick Health will provide us with innovative and market-changing health care solutions that promote consumer engagement in their own health, and that helps our employees better understand how their personal behaviors affect health care costs.”
“RedBrick will work closely with Welch Allyn to connect health financing with personalized health and wellness to create a model focused on improving health,” said RedBrick Health CEO, Kyle Rolfing. “We look forward to a long-term partnership that will motivate and support Welch Allyn employees as they take ownership of their health.”
About Welch Allyn
Welch Allyn, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is today a leading manufacturer of innovative medical diagnostic and therapeutic devices, cardiac defibrillators, patient monitoring systems, and miniature precision lamps. Headquartered in Skaneateles Falls, N.Y., Welch Allyn employs more than 2,300 people and has numerous manufacturing, sales, and distribution facilities located throughout the world. For more information, please call 800-535-6663 or visit www.welchallyn.com.
About RedBrick Health
RedBrick Health, a health services company headquartered in Minneapolis, was founded in 2006 to lead the transition from employer-sponsored health care to Consumer-Owned Health. RedBrick Health uses financial tools and incentives, customized Personal HealthMaps, and independent customer advocacy to generate greater individual responsibility, long-term lifestyle changes and substantial return on investment. RedBrick Health focuses its services on large companies and their employees. For more information visit: www.redbrickhealth.com.