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Central Florida Becomes a Hub
of Innovation in Employee Healthcare
Crowne Consulting Group helps employers cut health
costs through onsite health centers.
Nov. 29, 2011 (Ocoee, Fla.) – Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., an employee benefits consulting firm, reports that employee health and wellness centers are the growing trend among central Florida employers to combat rising health costs.
With over 50 percent growth this year, Crowne is now co-administrators of 24 health centers throughout Florida, helping Tennessee-based partners CareHere, LLC surpass a milestone of 100 centers nationwide. In central Florida alone, the City of Leesburg, City of Deland, City of Mount Dora, City of Ocala, City of Ocoee, City of Oviedo, City of Titusville, Lake Schools, and Pasco Schools are innovators in offering onsite care.
At no cost to the employee, worksite clinics provide services including primary medical visits with no copay, screenings, lab work, x-rays, occupational health, wellness programs, and free generic prescriptions.
“Results have included 10 percent reductions in plan costs, 15 percent decreases in prescription costs, drastic reductions in sick time, and millions of taxpayer dollars saved,” said Ray Tomlinson, president of the Crowne Consulting Group.
By accessing risks early and providing efficient care, Crowne’s clients are defying the national averages. According to an October 17 Gallup Poll, unhealthy U.S. workers’ absenteeism costs $153 billion in lost productivity annually. About 86 percent of full-time workers are above normal weight or have at least one chronic condition, and they’re missing an estimated 450 million days of work each year.
“While the health of the U.S. workforce declines, onsite health centers are helping employers reduce risks and boost productivity,” added Tomlinson.
About Crowne Consulting Group, Inc:
Crowne Consulting Group, Inc., founded in 1986, consults and provides administrative oversight services for onsite health and wellness centers to employers and is a related company with The Crowne Group, an employee benefits consulting firm, 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 include health reimbursement arrangements, self-funded plans, onsite health and wellness centers, as well as risk management and human resources consulting.