BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 19, 2011) - Virgin HealthMiles, a leading provider of technology-based employee health programs that align wellness incentives with healthy behavior change, today announced it will sponsor a free webinar focused on strategies employers can use to fund employee health and wellness programs in 2011.

The webinar, "How to Finance Your Employee Health and Wellness Program," will be held Thursday, January 27, 2011, from 2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET. 

American business has reached a tipping point where unmanaged, preventable healthcare costs have become one of the largest drains on their income statements. Forward-thinking companies are turning to prevention-based employee health programs as the best strategy to counter this trend. But skyrocketing costs make it difficult for many companies to afford employee health programs.

During this 30-minute interactive discussion, Virgin HealthMiles President Sean Forbes will share how, with smart plan design and the effective use of incentives strategies, employers can now finance employee health programs in an essentially budget-neutral manner.

Topics this webcast will cover:

  • The correlation between wellness and healthcare spending
  • Cost-saving strategies for funding employee health programs
  • Customer examples of cost-neutral financing options
  • Answers to your specific questions throughout the webinar

To register for the live webinar, please visit:

A free recording of the webinar will be available on the Virgin HealthMiles website at:

About Virgin HealthMiles
Virgin HealthMiles provides technology-based 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 700,000 employees across the U.S., including American Diabetes Association, Intuit, OhioHealth, Ochsner Health System, MWV, Protective Life, SunGard, SunTrust, and Timberland 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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