PureWellness Partner Recognized for Delivering World-Class Wellness Services to One of Boston's Healthiest Employers

BURLINGTON, Vt., Aug. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Boston Business Journal recently named MiddleOak Insurance Co. as one of its Healthiest Employers of 2012, recognizing the company's commitment to workplace health and wellness. To build on their successful five-year-old wellness program, MiddleOak works with Sargent & Associates, a Massachusetts-based health management company.

"Our health and wellness programs are designed to reduce the behavioral and lifestyle risk factors, that without preventative measures, cause increased healthcare costs and reduced employee productivity," said Joanne Sargent, RN and President at Sargent & Associates. "We've partnered with MiddleOak for over three years to deliver innovative on-site programs. The results are extraordinary, and we're proud to celebrate their success."

"95% of Middle Oak workers on the company health plan are active in the wellness program overall," said Suzanne Wilson, SVP of Human Resources at MiddleOak. "The combination of Sargent & Associates high-touch approach and their health coaching portal, powered by PureWellness, has been instrumental in maintaining engagement and delivering true behavioral change."

About Sargent

Sargent & Associates is a health management company that specializes in delivering a variety of health & wellness and safety & risk management services, including a robust Health Coaching platform. The Sargent Health Coaches are licensed Registered Nurses with an average of 20 years experience specializing in occupational and employee health with additional certification in designing wellness programs focusing on building individual health action plans. Sargent & Associates provides their own online wellness portal, Choose Health, with the additional health coaching tool powered by the PureWellness platform.

About MiddleOak

MiddleOak provides auto, home, umbrella, business, flood, watercraft and specialty insurance in selected states through Middlesex Mutual Assurance Company, formed in 1836, and Holyoke Mutual Insurance Company in Salem, founded in 1843.

To find out more about the Middle Oaks/Sargent program, click here.

About PureWellness

PureWellness delivers a comprehensive NCQA certified, scalable, online wellness solution to thousands of customers nationwide. The PureWellness Enterprise Health & Wellness Solution allows for efficient administration and management of all wellness initiatives within each organization. The platform boasts customizable, flexible solutions for health plans, health systems/hospitals and employers, including an online Health Assessment (HA), patient education resources, wellness workshops, team challenges, incentive programs, data integration, mobile applications and a full reporting suite to ensure that every wellness initiative will be able to document success in a manner that demonstrates return on investment.

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