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SparkLife – Worksite Wellness
From the basics of tracking preventive care adherence to the complexity of robust outcome-driven initiatives, we’ll spark life into your current corporate wellness programs or we can create one for you.
Introduces employees to a wellness program, offers incentives to complete an online health assessment and a preventive exam.
Adds physical activity tracking, plus age and gender-appropriate preventive care.
Rewards employees who take healthy actions toward a positive lifestyle change.
Additional wellness programs include:
Disease Prevention Programs
Often the road that leads to a chronic disease is paved with detours that can switch the course. We SparkChange with people that maybe headed in the wrong direction and quickly get them on the right path. Programs include:
- Diabetes Prevention
- Hypertension (Coming Soon)
VBID Consultation I Activation I Administration
Value-based insurance designs guide participants toward healthy behaviors, but implementing one can be complex. We’re experts, offering consultation, activation and administration to help spark results for your organization. Services include:
- Working with accountable care organizations
- Consultation on benefit designs
- Connecting to sites of care
- Working with health plans
BUILT FOR YOU
For many government and union employees, good health is a job requirement. WellSpark helps public sector organizations engage their employees in ways that traditional employee wellness programs cannot. We spark better employee health outcomes, ask us about our successes.
Why Does This Matter To You?
lost per employee per year due to illness on average3
billion lost annually by employers due to diabetes-related absenteeism4
of employers reported increased productivity with the addition of a worksite wellness program5
of employers experience financial stability & growth after implementing a worksite wellness program5
Many wellness programs give you tools to manage your health. We go further. WellSpark delivers a full suite of well-being products and solutions for businesses, municipalities, and consumers. Participants benefit from robust education to improve health literacy, promote early detection of diseases and provide condition management through coaching, care coordination, social services and more. By identifying social determinants and behavioral barriers preventing proper self-care, WellSpark programs can empower individuals to embrace healthier lifestyles.
WellSpark is a leading health and wellness company that administers one of the largest value-based wellness programs in the country. Our wellness platform is certified for information security by the Health Information Trust (HITRUST) Alliance, and our health risk assessment earned the Wellness and Health Promotion certification from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
Lives improve when well-being solutions spark results. Go beyond basic wellness with WellSpark Health.
Roberta (Bert) Wachtelhausen is the visionary and strategic leader of WellSpark Health. She is a recognized expert in health care and wellness, with more than 30 years of experience shaping products and programs at national and regional health plans and including co-funding a health benefits startup. Bert earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut and completed graduate level coursework at the University of Hartford.
Vice President, Strategic Accounts
Karen Possidente-Leibiger drives the business implementation for WellSpark Health, bringing more than 30 years of experience delivering wellness services in the public sector. She was instrumental in administering a comprehensive wellness program for one of the largest employers in the state of Connecticut and is recognized as a strategic, results-oriented expert. Some of her previous positions include General Manager of the public sector unit for a large national carrier and Vice President of Operations for ProHealth Physicians, the largest primary care provider in Connecticut. Karen earned a bachelor’s degree in health services administration from Providence College and an MBA in health care management from the University of New Haven.
Vice President, National Business Development
Margaret Raiche leads growth and development for WellSpark Health, tapping into 20 years of leadership experience in business intelligence, product development, enterprise marketing, corporate partnerships and account management. This background helps her work closely with employers and their partners to build a healthy workplace culture. Margaret earned a bachelor’s degree in international business with a minor in Spanish from College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University.
Chief Digital Officer
Hector Torrens fuels the technology behind WellSpark Health, powered by over 20 years of experience delivering technology solutions in health care and other industries. He specializes in delivering business value through innovative digital and cloud-based technology solutions. Previously, Hector was Vice President of Solutions Consulting for Welltok, the leading enterprise Software as a Service company for consumer health, and Vice President of Solution Delivery for Independence Blue Cross.
Director, Business Operations
Karen O’Connell runs the daily operations of WellSpark Health. She brings more than 20 years of health care industry experience, specializing in client satisfaction and positive user experiences through customized health and wellness programs. She was instrumental in setting up and managing day-to-day operations for a comprehensive wellness program for one of the largest employers in the state of Connecticut. Karen earned a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and an MBA from the University of New Haven. She also received certification in information technology from Albertus Magnus College.
Maryann Videtto, RN
RN, Director, Total Population Health
Maryann Videtto, RN, oversees the health programs at WellSpark Health. Leveraging 40 years of nursing experience, she fosters an environment of learning and growth. Her focus is always to ensure the best clinical care for our participants. She leads a team of registered nurses and health coaches to understand the clinical and behavioral barriers impacting proper self-care, uniquely empowering clients to embrace healthier lifestyles through this personalized approach. Maryann is credentialed in Chronic Condition Professional Health Coaching through the Health Sciences Institute and the National Health Coach Registry. She also obtained Lifestyle Coach Training Certification from the Diabetes Training and Technical Assistance Center (DTTAC), and is a member of American Association of Diabetes Educators. She received her registered nursing degree from the Hartford Hospital School of Nursing.
Dr. Wayne Rawlins
M.D., Vice President, Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Wayne Rawlins steers the medical foundation of WellSpark Health. He is a leading immunization expert who spent his career partnering with national organizations to promote health and wellness. Dr. Rawlins also serves as the Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Connecticare where he and his team are charged with enhancing Connecticare’s health care management programs. His focus is on improving members’ access to care and health outcomes. He received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut, completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Rochester and received an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Dr. Rawlins is board certified in internal medicine.
Senior Director, Public Relations and Corporate Communications
Let’s Get Started
Interested in sparking life into your current corporate wellness initiatives or need a new wellness program?
Contact a WellSpark representative today.
1 American Medical Association, Prediabetes and Diabetes in the Workplace
2 What is the Impact on Chronic Disease in America? Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease. Accessed July 3, 2017
3 Chronic Disease is Healthcare’s Rising-Risk. Chronic Disease and Prevention and Health Promotion. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Accessed May 24, 2016
4 The Cost of Diabetes in the U.S.: Economic and Well-Being Impact (Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index)
5 Held, Justin, and Teri Dougherty. Workplace Wellness Trends, 2017 Survey Results. International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, www.ifebp.org.
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