OpenHouse Direct, Inc. Launches New Website for Corporate Health and Wellness
March 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsOpenHouse Direct, Inc., a corporate health and wellness event planning company with national capabilities, announces their new website to help corporations decipher today’s employee health and wellness trends and the ideal employee programs to implement into their corporate environment.
“With the majority of our clientele based in New York City, we see that corporations are starting to take a proactive interest in their employees’ long-term health and wellness,” Says John Buckley, President of OpenHouse Direct. “One difficulty these corporations face is selecting a health fair provider that has their best interest mind.”
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, corporations began to sponsor health and wellness fairs to their employees as an inexpensive and fun ‘benefit’ that gave the impression that the company was concerned with their health. Today we see that corporations are setting aside budgets to offer potentially life-saving medical screenings such as blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes testing and even pulmonary and bone density screenings during their events.
Historically the responsibility of employee health issues has fallen onto the Benefits Managers, Human Resource Managers, Corporate Nurses or onsite Fitness Centers to design, coordinate and run their corporate health & wellness initiatives.
John Buckley states: “These corporate representatives often are unaware of how to go about planning an employee health and wellness fair and rely very heavily on the local health fair providers, which in most cases are actually owned by doctors’ offices who use corporate health fairs for the sole purpose of growing their individual medical practice. Or even worse, some corporations try to coordinate an event themselves which opens the door to all kinds of issues with exhibitors such as implied endorsement, personal favoritism, even the appearance of kickbacks as many corporate professionals choose exhibitors based on personality and not the professional background and professionalism of the potential exhibitors.”
This website was specifically designed to help a corporate wellness planner wade through and understand the myriad of health & wellness event planning options that now exist. The reader will find information such as questions to ask when choosing a health fair provider, the difference between being in-network and ‘taking your insurance’, and potential legal repercussions a corporation may face regarding implied endorsement.
Whether they already use a corporate health and wellness event provider or have just started to consider an employee wellness program, OpenHouse Direct suggests that all corporations review their new website. “We created this website as an educational resource to help everyone make an educated decision about their wellness programs.” says John Buckley. “We strongly believe that, if done correctly, these programs can educate Corporate Employees in health and wellness so that major health problems can be avoided later in life.”
OpenHouse Direct, Inc. is an independently-owned corporate health and wellness coordination company that specializes in corporate health and wellness fairs. They have national capability and promise that only in-network health and wellness providers attend their events and offer competitive pricing for flu shots, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings, as well as many other common preventative health screenings.
Additional information about their programs can be found at www.healthfairsdirect.com