Virgin HealthMiles' Jennifer Turgiss to Participate on Panel Discussion on How to Effectively Engage Employees in Workplace Wellness Initiatives

Framingham, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - April 26, 2010) -  Virgin HealthMiles, a leading provider of employee health and productivity programs that reward individuals for getting healthy, today announced that Jennifer Turgiss, the company's vice president of health and fitness, will participate on a panel discussion titled "Selling Wellness at Work - Marketing for a Healthy Bottom Line" on Thursday, April 29, from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in Boston. Joining Turgiss on the panel will be Barry Beder, vice president of corporate health and productivity of AllOne Health; Paul Hewins, general manager/executive vice president, Skanska Building USA Inc.; and Michal Regunberg, vice president, Solomon McCown & Company. The panel will be moderated by WCVB-TV anchor, Pam Cross. 

The panel will discuss the most effective strategies to engage employees to participate in workplace wellness programs, the biggest obstacles to making workplace wellness more universally accepted, how companies are using workplace wellness as a recruiting tool, and how workplace wellness can be effectively marketed to improve a company's internal and external image. 

About the Panel  
Who: Jennifer Turgiss, vice president of health and fitness, Virgin HealthMiles
What: "Selling Wellness at Work" panel discussion
When: Thursday, April 29, 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Where: Boston Harbor Hotel, North Atlantic Room
  Boston, Mass.

To learn more about the panel, visit

About Virgin HealthMiles
Virgin HealthMiles provides employee health programs that pay people to get active. The company's Pay-for-Prevention™ approach, based on physical activity and healthy lifestyle change, attracts an average of 40 percent of employees who participate, which helps organizations reduce medical costs and improve employee productivity and satisfaction. The program is offered by employers, government entities, and insurers. Over 120 industry leaders representing more than 500,000 employees across the U.S., including American Diabetes Association, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Hospital Corporation of America-Shared Services, Shands Jacksonville Medical Center, and SunGard, have selected Virgin HealthMiles' award-winning program for their employees. The company is a member of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group. For more information, visit

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Kathy Wilson
Tier One Partners