The 5th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference and Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress Announces New Sponsors for 2013

The 5th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference and the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) is pleased to announce the newly confirmed sponsors for the 2013 conference, taking place at Caesars Palace November 3rd through the 6th in enchanting Las Vegas, Nevada.

The EHBC is delighted to announce our proud sponsors and supporters of the employer healthcare industry. The following sponsors will come together at the iconic Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for this eventful Congress; exhibitor sponsors, Boston Heart Diagnostics, CareATC, Hubbub Health, OraSure Technologies, silver sponsors, Workplace Vitamins, Vielife, BSDI, BioIQ, and Quality Health Management.

We would also like to introduce Pinnacle Perks one of our Educational Underwriter and gold sponsors, along with Health Diagnostic Labatory our Educational Underwriter and exhibitor sponsor.

Also in attendance, 2morrow Mobile our wellness market sponsor, Nuskin/Pharmanex and Corporate Health alliance as an Educational Underwriter, and RetroFit; a Silver Sponsor and powering a wellness activity station in the Wellness Market.

The theme of this year’s Corporate Wellness Conference is “Creating a Healthy Culture through innovative Engagement Methods.” The biggest challenge facing employers and health plans is not just getting employees to believe in their employer’s wellness program, but in getting employee’s actively “engaged” in their health and wellness.
Our focus will be on the best practices and case studies of innovative and successful “engagement” methods and activities that employers are using to get employees actively participating and taking charge of their health.
Some of the thought speakers in attendance this year are Jon Wolske, Culture Evangelist for Zappos Insights , Joseph Greeny, Four Time New York Times Best Selling Author, and Mike Rognlien, Learning & Development Manager for Facebook .

Save the date today by going to the EHBC website, www.EmployerHealthcareCongress.com , and register for this once a year event. Registering for the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress provides access into 100+ sessions within all six conference tracks.

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is made up of six, niche industry conference tracks;
National Healthcare Reform Conference, Health Insurance Exchange Conference,
Corporate Wellness Conference, Voluntary Benefits Conference, Self Funding Insurance & Workers Compensation Conference and Global Benefits Conference

Participants and attendees have the opportunity to network with registrants from all of the conference tracks, providing six times the traffic and networking for everyone attending any of the conferences this year.
To view our 2013 Agenda click here:

http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/2013-agenda.html

Look forward to seeing you this year in Vegas!

Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress
561-790-1176
info@EmployerHealthcareCongress.com

2012 Corporate Wellness Leadership Award Recipients Announced

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association has released the list of recipients for the 2012 Leadership Award, http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/cwc-leadership-award.html.

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association (CHWA) in conjunction with the Corporate Wellness Magazine (CWM) has released this year’s list of recipients for the Corporate Wellness Leadership Award.

This award recognizes leaders in the wellness industry for providing an exemplary program or innovation consistent with the vision of the Corporate Health and Wellness Association’s goals. The award also honors individuals whose professional accomplishments embody such qualities that drive the health and wellness industry forward.

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The Corporate Wellness Leadership Award was recently presented to these individuals as part of the CHWA and CWM meeting, the 4th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference which was held October 24th – 26th, 2012 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, FL.

We would like to congratulate the following employer groups and individuals for paving the way in employee health and wellbeing and creating a culture of health within the workplace:

• Stan Sword, VP Total Rewards, Sprint Nextel Corporation
• Sally Luck, HR Director, Corporate Services and Wellness, Hallmark Cards, Inc.
• Jill Zartman, Wellness Coordinator, Premier
• Samanntha DuBridge, Global Benefits Strategy Director, Hewlett-Packard Company
• Andrew Scibelli, Manager Employee Health & Well-being, NextEra Energy, Inc.
• Missy Jarrott, Director, Human Resources, Chatham Steel Corp.
• Brad Wolfsen, President, Safeway Health
• Denise Holland, Director, Employee Healthcare, Hog Slat, Inc.
• Kim Dwyer, Vice President of Benefit Services, Advocate Health Care
• Ralph Lardieri, Wellness Manager, Wawa, Inc.

The recipients of the Corporate Wellness Leadership Award will be featured in the Corporate Wellness Magazine as a leader and will be interviewed as part of a featured piece in the magazine.

To make a nomination for the 2013 Corporate Wellness Leadership Awards please visit, http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/cwc-leadership-award.html.

The 2013 Corporate Wellness Leadership Awards will be presented to these organizations and/or individuals as part of the CHWA and CWM Annual Meeting held November 2-6th, 2013 in Las Vegas.

About the Corporate Health and Wellness Association

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association, also known as the Health and Wellness Association or the Corporate Wellness Association is the first national non-profit association focused on health, wellness, prevention and disease management for employers, employees and their families, http://wellnessassociation.com/.

About the Corporate Wellness Conference

The Corporate Wellness Conference is the only dedicated corporate wellness and medical wellness conference in the country designed by industry experts to bring you the most up to date and cutting edge methods and techniques to positively effect not only your health plan and reducing healthcare costs but positively influencing employee and plan member’s behaviors in order to obtain healthier outcomes and healthier and more consumer driven employees, http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/.

For more information please email us at info@WellnessAssociation.com.

 

Thought Leadership Destined to Empower ~ Announcing Key Preliminary Speakers for the 4th Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress

The 4th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress , www.EmployerHealthcareCongress.com, announces its key speakers for their October 24th – 26th, 2012 event, taking place on the beach in Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Florida. The venue will be the prestigious Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, located beachfront in tropical Fort Lauderdale/Miami Beach, Florida. The Westin Diplomat is one of the world’s only beachfront convention centers.

The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) features four individual conferences that hit to the core of employee health and benefits; the 4th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference, www.CorporateWellnessConference.com,  the 4th Annual Voluntary Benefits Conference, www.VoluntaryBenefitsConference.com, the 3rd Annual National Healthcare Reform Conference, www.HealthcareReformConference.com, and the 3rd Annual Self Funding Employer Healthcare & Workers Compensation Conference, www.SelfFundingConference.com.

With each individual conference the EHBC’s goal is to educate US Employers, Human Resources and Benefits Professionals, Agents, Brokers, Consultants, TPAs and many more. We aim to provide the most up-to-date insight for health plans and benefits and to bring a global perspective, as many companies manage benefit plans for their US based companies and abroad.

This is the first year that the EHBC will be fully integrated with the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTGHC), www.MedicalTourismCongress.com.

By EHBC joining together with the WMTGHC, delegates of the EHBC will be able to sit in on additional sessions. The WMTGHC brings in Global Benefits Directors, Multinational Employers, International and national hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, governments and key industry players within the global healthcare industry.

Some of this year’s EHBC thought leaders destined to employer include:

Secretary Phyllis Borzi
Assistant Secretary
The Employee Benefits Administration

Kevin McCarty
President
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Insurance

Dr. BJ Fogg
Founder & Director, Behavior Design Lab
Stanford University

Peter W. Carmel
President
American Medical Association (AMA)

John Casey
Director of International Benefits
Google Inc.

Bernie Knobbe
Sr. Director Global Benefits
Yahoo!

Susan Tufts
Wellness Manager
L.L.Bean, Inc.

Disney Institute
Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence

Sally Luck
HR Director, Corporate Services and Wellness
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Stan Sword
VP of Total Reward
Sprint Nextel

Breckon Jones
Director of Health & Benefits
American Express

Brad Wolfsen
VP of Strategy
Safeway Inc.

Andrew Scibelli
Manager Employee Health & Well-being
NextEra Energy/FPL

Joy Schramm
Medical Director for Health Promotion Corporate Human Services
Caterpillar, Inc.

Denise Holland
Director, Employee Healthcare
Hog Slat, Inc.

Dr. James Couch
Healthcare Market Sector Team Leader
Informed Opinion Leadership Action Group, LLC

Dr. Dee Edington
Professor, Health Management Research Center
School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

Scott Clark
Risk & Benefits Officer
Miami Dade County Public Schools

Sheila Thomas
Director Employee Benefits
Denver Broncos

Missy Jarrott
Director of Human Resources
Chatham Steel Corporation

Sandra Morris
US Benefits Design
Procter & Gamble

Ralph Lardierie
Wellness Manager
Wawa, Inc.

Pani Tademeti
HR Manager- Total Compensation
NC Office of State Personnel

Debby Ball
Director of Human Resources
MWI Veterinary Supply Inc.

Dr. P. Mona Khanna
Medical Contributor
FOX Chicago News

Anne Wilde
Principal
The HR & Benefits Advisor, PLLC

Benjamin J. Conley
Attorney, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Michelle Hicks
Director
Buck Consultants

Ruth Larkin
President
Life Cycle Benefits

Dr. Ron Leopold
Employee Benefits, Health & Productivity Thought Leader & Speaker
www.RONLEOPOLD.COM

Robert Shestack
Managing Director, National Sales Leader
Marsh US Consumer

Jim Christenson
Field Vice President
Allstate Benefits

Cheryl Larson
Vice President
Midwest Business Group on Health

Warren Benoit
President
Benoit & Associates

Dr. Bruce Rogen
Chief Medical Officer
Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan

Torben Nielsen
VP, eBusiness Strategies and Services
The Regence Group

Adam Bosworth
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Keas

For a complete list of speakers confirmed thus far please visit http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/2012-speakers.html.  The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is sponsored by the Corporate Wellness Magazine, Voluntary Benefits Magazine, the National Healthcare Reform Magazine and the Self Funding Magazine. For a complete list of sponsors please visit www.EmployerHealthcareCongress.com.

Are you Certifiable? Join the CHWA at the CWC, Oct. 24-26th, On the Beach Ft. Lauderdale/Miami

The Corporate Health and Wellness Association

http://wellenssassociation.com

is gearing up for one of the most exciting conferences yet! We have a lot to share and I wanted to communicate with each and every one of you about our long awaited certification programs which we have launched!

Are you Certifiable?

The CHWA offers a Certification Program that is aimed at improving your education and providing you with that competitive edge you’ve been looking for. The program is focused on providing transparency, education and communication. The certification requires 8 hours of educational training, followed by an online exam. In addition to these excellent designations you can also earn SPHR and Continuing Education Credits all at the same time!

Below you will find the program listed and link to more information about becoming certified in Corporate Wellness. You will not only be able to boast your designation on your business cards but you will be able to post the Certification Seal on your business networking sites and your website! Also, once you have passed the exam you will receive your certificate of completion via email and you can submit your expenses for reimbursement for this valuable education!

You can Become Certified October 24-26, 2012 On the Beach~ Fort Lauderdale/Miami

Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist™

http://healthcareconference.com/certified-corporate-wellness-specialist.html

The best way to predict your future is to create it!

For more information on how to register for the conference and for the Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist™ visit the following link:

http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/register.html

Our Agenda says it all

See the rich content that will be covered at the conference.

http://www.corporatewellnessconference.com/agenda.html

Our goal is to give you the most information possible for your unique industry in order to get you the best return on your investment. We are committed to your growth and are excited to be a part of your continuing education and betterment.

Employer Free VIP Pass

Once again we have been able to cover registration to attend our three day event for Employers that are Human Resource and Benefit Managers/Decision Makers for your benefit plans! This Employer Free VIP Pass is a $695 value!

To be considered for the Employer Free VIP Pass and attend the Corporate Wellness Conference visit the following link:

http://employerhealthcarecongress.com/employer-free-vip-pass.html

A complimentary pass will include:
-Access to all four Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress’s educational sessions, seminars and workshops: Voluntary Benefits & Limited Medical, Corporate Wellness, Self Funding & Workers Compensation, and Healthcare Reform
-Access to the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress Exhibit Hall
-Access to the networking software where you can schedule your 16 one-on-one meetings
-Access to the Medical Tourism & Global Benefits Congress Exhibit Hall
-Access to all Medical Tourism & Global Benefits Congress Sessions
For more information about our Certification Programs or our Employer Free VIP Pass email us at
info@corporatewellnessmagazine.com

I look forward to seeing you On the Beach!

Best,

Sarah Michele Hunt
Sarah@CorpoateWellnessMagazine.com
561-204-3676

Become an Educational Underwriter & Thought Leader!

The 2012 Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/, has been immersed with quality and relevant Call for Speaker proposals for the October 24-26th conference, taking place on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami.

Based on the many number of accepted invitations and researched topics, we have evaluated our agenda and set aside up to 8 exclusive educational sessions for proposals that have been submitted for consideration by service providers in the industry; Corporate Wellness, Voluntary Benefits, Self Funding and Healthcare Reform.

What is a Sponsored Educational Session?

•Coveted spot on the main Congress Agenda, designed to establish your organization as thought leaders, focused on education and insightful content.
•An opportunity unique of its kind; you will have a session on the agenda and it will be promoted with all of the other educational tracks.

Dynamics of a Sponsored Educational Session

•Credibility of being marketed as a speaker at the 2012 event
•Established as an educationally-driven leader in your industry
•Your topic, panel and PowerPoint presentation will be upheld to the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress standards defined in the Call for Speakers submissions, however, receive benefits of smart branding that will subtly convey the features of your company and services*

Most importantly, this one-of-a kind opportunity has been created to meet the two most crucial goals for speaking exposure to all key industry leaders; thought leadership and superior branding.

Two sessions are designed to fit specific marketing strategy and goals:

Sponsored Educational Session

•Educational Sponsored Session on the 2012 EHBC Agenda
•Branded as an Educational Underwriter with Sponsor promotions
•Official EHBC logo as an Educational Underwriter for the 2012 Congress to use on your media and press platforms

“Power Session” Showcase Presentation
•Strategic Power Session for a presentation of your choice in a Prime Location of the Exhibit Hall
•Branding as a Sponsor of the 2012 EHBC on Congress Website

As an Educational Underwriter, you also receive additional benefits, including logo visibility, distribution of marketing materials and blogs & press releases on the content of your featured session.

The opportunities are unlimited for the only benefits conference taking place at a beachfront convention center in 2012!

Brand Yourself~Affordable, “Out of the Booth” Sponsorships!
http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/sponsors.html

•Welcome Reception Beach Party
•Golf Tournament
•Fishing Tournament
•Morning Beach Boot Camp
•”Rise & Shine” Morning Beach Yoga
•Sand Sculpture Sponsorship ~ No attendee could miss your brand!

And Finally …Introducing for 2012 at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa!

•Private Networking Luncheons/Dinner Receptions for Hand Selected Guests
•Offsite Receptions at one of the many exciting venues on South Beach and Greater Ft. Lauderdale Area

Please contact Senior Meeting Manager, Megan Chiarello, for additional information and how you can reserve a Speaking Branding Opportunity or a Private Networking Reception.

Megan@EmployerHealthcareCongress.com
561.792.4418

Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress Announces Preliminary Key Speakers

The 4th Annual Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, www.EmployerHealthcareCongress.com, announces its key speakers for their October 24th – 26th, 2012 event, taking place on the beach in Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Florida. This year’s venue is the prestigious Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa. This year’s event is expected to bring in up to 2,000 attendees, 140 exhibitors, 100 expert speakers and over 5,000 pre-scheduled networking meetings.

This is the first year that the Employer Healthcare & Benefits congress will be fully integrated with the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, www.MedicalTourismCongress.com.  The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress will still feature our four individual conferences that hit to the core of employee health and benefits; the 4th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference, www.CorporateWellnessConference.com,  the 4th Annual Voluntary Benefits Conference, www.VoluntaryBenefitsConference.com, the 3rd Annual National Healthcare Reform Conference, www.HealthcareReformConference.com, and the 3rd Annual Self Funding Employer Healthcare & Workers Compensation Conference, www.SelfFundingConference.com.

With each individual conference the Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress’ goal is to educate US Employers, Human Resources and Benefits Professionals, Agents, Brokers, Consultants, TPAs and many more. We aim to provide the most up-to-date insight for health plans and benefits and to bring a global perspective, as many companies manage benefit plans for their US based companies and abroad.

By the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC) joining together with the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTGHC), delegates of the EHBC will be able to sit in on additional sessions. The WMTGHC brings in Global Benefits Directors, Multinational Employers, International and National hospitals, doctors, insurance companies, governments & key industry players within the Global healthcare industry.

Some of the key speakers are:

Kevin McCarty
President
National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), Insurance

Peter W. Carmel
President
American Medical Association (AMA)

Patrick Geraghty
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida

Dr. P. Mona Khanna
Medical Contributor
FOX Chicago News

John Casey
Director of International Benefits
Google Inc.

Disney Institute
Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence

Sally Luck
HR Director, Corporate Services and Wellness
Hallmark Cards, Inc.

Stan Sword
VP of Total Reward
Sprint Nextel

Breckon Jones
Director of Health & Benefits
American Express

Brad Wolfsen
VP of Strategy
Safeway Inc.

Andrew Scibelli
Manager Employee Health & Well-being
NextEra Energy/FPL

Joy Schramm
Medical Director for Health Promotion Corporate Human Services
Caterpillar, Inc.

Dr. Bruce Rogen
Chief Medical Officer
Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan

Torben Nielsen
VP, eBusiness Strategies and Services
The Regence Group

Adam Bosworth
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Keas

For a complete list of speakers confirmed thus far please visit http://www.employerhealthcarecongress.com/2012-speakers.html.  The Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress is sponsored by the Corporate Wellness Magazine, Voluntary Benefits Magazine, the National Healthcare Reform Magazine and the Self Funding Magazine. For a complete list of sponsors please visit www.EmployerHealthcareCongress.com.

Corporate Wellness Magazine- Issue 32 ~ Check it out today!

Don’t miss issue #32 of the Corporate Wellness Magazine, released the beginning of March, http://www.CorporateWellnessMagazine.com.  This is the only magazine dedicated strictly to employee health, wellness, prevention and disease management. This issue features articles including 5 new emerging trends shaping wellness in the workplace, tips on how to boost engagement through technology and much more!

Read the 32nd issue of the monthly magazine dedicated exclusively to corporate wellness, health promotion and prevention at

http://www.CorporateWellnessMagazine.com.

The 32nd issue of Corporate Wellness Magazine features an article by Tom Abshire, which takes a look at how game mechanics can transform employee health. Greg Justice gives readers the inside scoop on to how take a company wellness program from average to extraordinary in only 3 months!

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Corporate Wellness Magazine is also the official sponsor of the 4th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference, http://www.CorporateWellnessConference.com, which will take place October 26-28th, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami Beach.  It is the only national corporate wellness conference to take place in the U.S.  The Corporate Wellness Conference is aimed at employers, insurance companies and health insurance agents who have either implemented corporate wellness plans or are interested in implementing corporate wellness plans.

The Corporate Wellness Magazine was created as the main source of information where employers, consultants and health insurance agents can learn about corporate wellness.  CWM provides a central point of communication for an emerging multi-billion dollar industry that is extremely underserved and does not get the attention it deserves.  Hundreds of companies provide either insurance products or vendor services and solutions in this corporate wellness industry, and yet there is not a single dedicated magazine or conference for this industry.

The Corporate Wellness Magazine promises to provide readers with the most cutting edge advice and expertise, written by experts actively involved in the corporate wellness industry and who will give readers practical advice.

For more information please contact:

Dan Alexander

Assistant Editor

Benefits Live Magazine

DAlexander@BenefitsLiveMagazine.com

 

 

Ten Percent More Employees Worried About Weight as Top Wellness Concern in 2012

CHICAGO–(EON: Enhanced Online News)–Some 43 percent of employees said weight loss was their top health concern this year, a 10 percent increase over 2011, according to a Tell It NowSM poll released today by ComPsych Corporation. In the same poll, 20 percent of employees said exercise was their main health issue. ComPsych is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and leading provider of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR and FMLA administration services under the GuidanceResources brand.

“These programs, such as ComPsych HealthyGuidance, can holistically address weight, stress and other health issues, resulting in improved productivity and lower health and disability costs”
.“As individuals continue to grapple with weight problems, it’s no shock that weight management is again the top issue this year,” said Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Chairman and CEO of ComPsych.

“With the impact that obesity and weight issues have on corporate health care costs, more and more employers are providing comprehensive wellness programs,” he added. “These programs, such as ComPsych HealthyGuidance, can holistically address weight, stress and other health issues, resulting in improved productivity and lower health and disability costs,” he added.

Employees were asked: Which health issue are you most trying to stay ahead of this year?

43 percent said “weight loss”

20 percent said “exercise”

18 percent said “stress”

10 percent said “diet improvement”

5 percent said “quitting smoking”

1 percent said “other”

To see full press release, go here: http://bit.ly/xOivpE

ComPsych’s build-to-suit health and wellness program – HealthyGuidance® — targets employee behavior and lifestyle issues before they become significant illnesses. Drawing upon more than 25 years of behavioral health experience, HealthyGuidance uses a consultative, high-touch approach, empowering employees to make healthy lifestyle changes through expert guidance.

About ComPsych

ComPsych® Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs (EAP) and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR and FMLA administration services under the GuidanceResources® brand. ComPsych provides services to more than 15,000 organizations covering more than 40 million individuals throughout the U.S. and over 100 countries. By creating “Build-to-Suit” programs, ComPsych helps employers attract and retain employees, increase employee productivity and improve overall health and well-being. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/ComPsych.

Corporate Wellness Magazine- Issue 31 Now Available ~ Check it out today!

Issue #31 of the Corporate Wellness Magazine has been released today, February 8, 2012, http://www.CorporateWellnessMagazine.com.  This is the only magazine dedicated strictly to employee health, wellness, prevention and disease management. This issue features articles including tips to boost energy, information on how to revolutionize your corporate wellness program, medical self-care and much more!

Read the 31st issue of the monthly magazine dedicated exclusively to corporate wellness, health promotion and prevention at www.CorporateWellnessMagazine.com.

The 31st issue of Corporate Wellness Magazine features an article by Kathy Gruver with helpful and healthy strategies to crank energy levels naturally. Dr. Steven F. Hotze gives employers a thorough breakdown on preventive healthcare measures in this “A Revolutionary Approach to Corporate Wellness” piece.

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Corporate Wellness Magazine is also the official sponsor of the 4th Annual Corporate Wellness Conference, www.CorporateWellnessConference.com, which will take place October 26-28th, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale/Miami Beach. It is the only national corporate wellness conference to take place in the U.S. The Corporate Wellness Conference is aimed at employers, insurance companies and health insurance agents who have either implemented corporate wellness plans or are interested in implementing corporate wellness plans.

The Corporate Wellness Magazine was created as the main source of information where employers, consultants and health insurance agents can learn about corporate wellness.  CWM provides a central point of communication for an emerging multi-billion dollar industry that is extremely underserved and does not get the attention it deserves. Hundreds of companies provide either insurance products or vendor services and solutions in this corporate wellness industry, and yet there is not a single dedicated magazine or conference for this industry.

The Corporate Wellness Magazine promises to provide readers with the most cutting edge advice and expertise, written by experts actively involved in the corporate wellness industry and who will give readers practical advice.

For More information please contact us at info@CorporateWellnessMagazine.com or 561-204-3676.

Accuray Receives Outstanding Innovative Improvement Award for its CyberKnife System

Award Recognizes CyberKnife Benefits for Employees and Employers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 30, 2011 – Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), the premier radiation oncology company, today announced that the company received the Outstanding Innovative Improvement Award for its CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System at the 3rd Annual Employer Healthcare Congress, which took place October 25 – 28, 2011 in Chicago.

The award was presented to Accuray in recognition of the fact that patients treated with the CyberKnife System are able to complete treatment in five days or less, compared to radiation therapy treatments, which typically require up to 40 treatment sessions. This significant reduction in the number of daily treatments helps patients get back to work faster, benefitting employees and employers alike. The CyberKnife System targets tumors anywhere in the body and delivers high doses of radiation with pinpoint accuracy. Unlike any other radiation delivery system, the CyberKnife System tracks and adjusts treatment delivery to compensate for tumor motion, including respiration.

“Treatment with the CyberKnife System is typically completed in five or fewer outpatient sessions, compared to the six weeks of daily treatments typical with conventional radiation. Fewer daily treatments allow the employee to get back to their normal schedule, including work, resulting in less stress for the employee and a more efficient workplace for the employer,” said Jonathan Edelheit, president of the Employer Healthcare Congress. “Accuray has made a tremendous effort to ensure that employees are aware of the full range of options so they can make an informed treatment decision. We wanted to recognize Accuray’s innovative technology, as well as its education efforts with this award.”

The Employer Healthcare Congress is among the largest healthcare conferences in the United States. One of the major highlights of the conference is the Leadership Awards given for both excellence in Corporate Wellness and Voluntary Benefits. The Outstanding Innovative Improvement Award honors a company that not only has brought a healthy innovation to employees, but also a cutting-edge approach to changing the way we deal with chronic illness and critical care, all while helping employers reduce healthcare costs.

“Accuray is honored to receive this award from the Employer Healthcare Congress recognizing the advantages that the CyberKnife System offers not only to employees, but employers as well,” said Euan S. Thomson, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Accuray. “This award reaffirms our commitment to developing personalized, leading-edge treatment solutions that help cancer patients live longer, better lives. This means not only treating their tumors, but also helping them return to their normal lives as soon as possible.”

About Accuray
Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ARAY), based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is the premier radiation oncology company that develops, manufactures and sells personalized innovative treatment solutions that set the standard of care, with the aim of helping patients live longer, better lives. The Company’s leading edge technologies – the CyberKnife and TomoTherapy Systems – are designed to deliver radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiation therapy, intensity modulated radiation therapy, image guided radiation therapy, and adaptive radiation therapy. To date, more than 200,000 patients worldwide have been treated using the Company’s technologies and more than 598 systems have been installed in leading hospitals around the world. For more information, please visit www.accuray.com.

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