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EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER OPENS
TO SERVICE LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLS EMPLOYEES, RETIREES AND DEPENDENTS
District joins more than 20 Florida government agencies with worksite health centers

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August 22, 2011 (Ocoee, Fla.) – Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in on-site employee health and wellness centers in Florida, announces that the School District of Lake County’s employee health and wellness center opened its
doors last week.

Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley, school board members Debbie Stivender and Rosanne Brandeburg, Senator Alan Hays, Crowne and CareHere executives, Blue Cross & Blue Shield representatives, Educational Foundation of Lake County representatives, and other government officials took part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony held Aug. 17. The ceremony was followed by a public open house at the center, located at 1910 Titcomb St., Eustis.

The district plans to open a second center in early 2012 to provide convenient access across the county.

The center will service the district’s population of more than 6,500 employees, dependents, and retirees. Services will include primary care, occupational services, pharmacy, disease management, and wellness services along with the benefits of zero copays, free screenings,
and increased physician face-time.

“We’re looking at this as a wellness alternative to provide our employees different healthcare options at no cost. Crowne and CareHere have been nothing but professional. We’re excited about our partnership with them because we’ve seen their success with other school districts,” said Carol MacLeod, chief financial officer for Lake County schools.

Lauren Deridder, risk manager for Lake County schools, added, “Crowne and CareHere have been very professional and are experts at what they do. The center will provide convenient and quick service, and the employees will have quality time with the doctors, less of
wait, and no out-of-pocket expenses.”

The center will be staffed by a physician and other supporting medical staff. In addition to providing primary care, chronic disease management and medication, the center will also focus on providing health risk assessments (HRAs), which is a short health examination to assess a patient’s risk for diseases and conditions.

“Lake County schools is moving in the direction of decreasing healthcare costs and improving quality of care for their employees,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne Consulting Group.

Crowne Consulting Group collaborates with Tennessee-based CareHere, LLC to operate centers throughout Florida. Lake schools’ health and wellness center is among several new health centers within CareHere’s network of clinics spanning 21 states.

As co-administrators of more than 20 CareHere health centers throughout Florida, Crowne Consulting Group has helped CareHere surpass a milestone of 100 centers nationwide with the recent opening of centers in the City of Deland, St. Lucie County, City of Mount Dora, City of Sarasota, City of Palm Beach Gardens, City of Leesburg, and the School District of Pasco County.

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For Immediate Release For additional information, contact:
Ray Tomlinson, President Phone: (407) 654-5414
rtomlinson@crowneinc.com

CITY OF SARASOTA OPENS AN ON-SITE CLINIC FOR EMPLOYEES

Worksite health center slated to open for city employees on March 14

March 9, 2011 (Ocoee, Fla.) – Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in on-site medical clinics in Florida, announces that the City of Sarasota’s employee health center will open its doors on March 14. The center will service the city’s employees, dependents, and retiree population.
The center will be located at 237 Payne Parkway, Sarasota, adjacent to Payne Park. Services will include primary care, occupational services, pharmacy, disease management, and wellness services. The clinic will also be the first stop for workers’ compensation triage issues.

“Zero copays, free screenings, flu shots, and increased physician face-time are among the benefits,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne Consulting Group.
The Crowne Consulting Group collaborates with Tennessee-based CareHere, LLC to operate centers throughout Florida. The City of Sarasota’s health and wellness center is among several new health centers within CareHere’s network of clinics spanning 21 states.

As co-administrators of more than 20 CareHere health centers throughout Florida, Crowne has helped CareHere surpass a milestone of 100 centers nationwide with the recent opening of centers in the City of Deland, City of St. Lucie, City of Mount Dora, City of Leesburg, and the School District of Pasco County.

About Crowne Consulting Group, Inc:

The Crowne Consulting Group, Inc. is a division of The Crowne Group, an employee benefits consulting firm founded in 1986, specializing in employer solutions and personal lines of insurance. Crowne’s experts have a cumulative 100 years of experience in serving public sector employers such as school boards, city and county government, as well as private organizations. The firm’s mission is to bring innovative solutions that meet the fiscal responsibility of employers and maximizes investments. Solutions for consumer-driven plans include health reimbursement arrangements, self-funded plans, on-site medical clinics, risk management, and human resources consulting.

For Immediate Release For additional information, contact:
Ray Tomlinson, President Phone: (407) 654-5414
rtomlinson@crowneinc.com

CITY OF MOUNT DORA’S EMPLOYEE HEALTH CENTER GRAND OPENING

Ceremony slated for Feb. 24 at 2 p.m.

Feb. 16, 2011 (Ocoee, Fla.) – Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in on-site medical clinics in Florida, announces the grand opening of the City of Mount Dora’s employee health and wellness center. The grand opening ceremony is set for 2 p.m., Feb. 24, in front of the new health center at 2110 North Donnelly Street, Suite 200, Mount Dora, Fla.

The Crowne Consulting Group collaborates with Tennessee-based CareHere, LLC to operate centers throughout Florida. Mount Dora’s health and wellness center is among several new health centers within CareHere’s network of clinics spanning 21 states. The health center will service Mount Dora’s employees, dependents, and retiree population. Additionally, the City of Leesburg, which also opened a CareHere health center in January, has formed an agreement with Mount Dora to allow employees of both cities to utilize one another’s clinics.
As co-administrators of 20 CareHere health centers throughout Florida, Crowne has helped CareHere surpass a milestone of 100 centers nationwide with the recent opening of centers in the City of Mount Dora, the City of Leesburg, and the School District of Pasco County. The clinics offer primary care, occupational services, pharmacy, disease management, and wellness services along with the benefits of zero copays, free screenings, and increased physician face-time.

About Crowne Consulting Group, Inc:

The Crowne Consulting Group, Inc. is a division of The Crowne Group, an employee benefits consulting firm founded in 1986, specializing in employer solutions and personal lines of insurance. Crowne’s experts have a cumulative 100 years of experience in serving public sector employers such as school boards, city and county government, as well as private organizations. The firm’s mission is to bring innovative solutions that meet the fiscal responsibility of employers and maximizes investments. Solutions for consumer-driven plans include health reimbursement arrangements, self-funded plans, on-site medical clinics, and human resources consulting.

For Immediate Release For additional information, contact:
Ray Tomlinson, President Phone: (407) 654-5414
rtomlinson@crowneinc.com

GRAND OPENING FOR PASCO SCHOOLS’ WORKSITE HEALTH CENTER

Crowne Consulting Group scheduled to present during ribbon cutting ceremony Jan. 26

Jan. 24, 2011 (Ocoee, Fla.) – Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in on-site medical clinics in Florida, announces the grand opening of Pasco County School District’s health and wellness center. The ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for 10 a.m., Wednesday, at 7227 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes, FL 34638.
The Crowne Consulting Group collaborates with Tennessee-based CareHere, LLC to operate centers throughout Florida. Pasco schools, with two additional centers set to open by March, will be the largest worksite health center within CareHere’s network of clinics spanning 21 states. The three health centers will service Pasco’s employee and retiree population of more than 8500 plan members.

“Easier medical access supports improved employee health,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne Consulting Group, who will present at the ceremony along with school district representatives and CareHere executives. “These on-site clinics will extend benefits of zero copays, free screenings, and increased physician face-time.”
As co-administrators of 20 CareHere health centers throughout Florida, Crowne has helped CareHere surpass a milestone of 100 centers nationwide with the recent opening of centers in the City of Leesburg and the City of Mt. Dora. Six additional Florida centers are slated to open by March. The clinics offer primary care, occupational services, pharmacy, disease management, and wellness.

About Crowne Consulting Group, Inc:

The Crowne Consulting Group, Inc. is a division of The Crowne Group, an employee benefits consulting firm founded in 1986, specializing in employer solutions and personal lines of insurance. Crowne’s experts have a cumulative 100 years of experience in serving public sector employers such as school boards, city and county government, as well as private organizations. The firm’s mission is to bring innovative solutions that meet the fiscal responsibility of employers and maximizes investments. Solutions for consumer-driven plans include health reimbursement arrangements, self-funded plans, on-site medical clinics, and human resources consulting.

For Immediate Release For additional information, contact:
Ray Tomlinson, President Phone: (407) 654-5414
rtomlinson@crowneinc.com

INCREASED DEMAND FOR WORKSITE CLINICS TO CUT COSTS AND IMPROVE EMPLOYEE HEALTHCARE

Crowne Consulting Group Identifies Trend in Medical Facilities for Government Workers

Nov. 18, 2010 (Ocoee, Fla.) – Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm specializing in on-site medical clinics in Florida, reports a rapidly increasing number of government contracts. Cities, counties, and school districts are recognizing that easier medical access emphasizes improved employee health, which translates into decreased healthcare costs.

“Prior to the economic downturn, monies were good and benefits were rich, but now self-insured employers must look deeper into cost shifting and reducing premiums,” said Brian Branham, chief financial officer for Crowne Consulting Group. “There is an awakening throughout Florida because boards are seeing that worksite clinics in neighboring governments have produced huge success rates in cost savings.”

The successes of early implementers, such as Charlotte County, have moved other agencies to re-examine budgeting for clinics. Crowne has exceeded a 50 percent growth each year since 2007. Its 13th clinic opened in August and four more are slated to open by December, bringing total plan members to nearly 30,000. Among others, Pasco County schools will open three facilities in January, adding 8,500 plan members.

Crowne collaborates with Tennessee-based CareHere, LLC to operate clinics throughout Florida. CareHere specializes in primary care, occupational services, pharmacy, disease management, and wellness. Crowne and CareHere were the first in Florida to bring a cost-saving model for self-funded employers, extending benefits of zero copays, no deductibles, free office visits, screenings, and increased physician face-time.

“With chronic disease accounting for the majority of all health spending, these medical centers can identify risks early, which helps employees and employers avoid serious costs,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of Crowne Consulting Group.

About Crowne Consulting Group, Inc:

The Crowne Consulting Group, Inc. is a division of The Crowne Group, an employee benefits consulting firm founded in 1986, specializing in employer solutions and personal lines of insurance. Crowne’s experts have a cumulative 100 years of experience in serving public sector employers such as school boards, city and county government, as well as private organizations. The firm’s mission is to bring innovative solutions that meet the fiscal responsibility of employers and maximizes investments. Solutions for consumer-driven plans include health reimbursement arrangements, self-funded plans, on-site medical clinics, and human resources consulting.