Many employers get stuck in the mindset that an employee's health is individual and essentially out of the company's control. But as health care costs spiral and employees' health indicators elevate to unhealthy levels, wellness programs have become the focus for many employers hoping to foster an environment of mutual accountability. Prior to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), consumer surveys revealed something interesting: when asked what they want most out of health care reform, the #1 request was protection against insurance companies denying coverage. A close second was a desire to see a strong focus within the reform bill on disease prevention. So how has the PPACA affected these programs and excess costs? In addition to mandating […]

June 7th, 2010

RedBrick Health is thrilled to announce the addition of The Schwan Food Company to its family of clients: The Schwan Food Company Teams Up with RedBrick Health to Enhance Culture of Health

Over the Memorial Day weekend, The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota kicked-off a weight loss competition among Minnesota’s largest employers – The Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. RedBrick Health developed and is hosting the social networking platform for the challenge. We’re pleased to welcome Rick Kupchella, founding partner of The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota, for additional perspective. We've been working for a year on the development and creation of what's become the Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota. The first major Minnesota corporations came to the table to form the group shortly after the first of the year. The Alliance is a collection of some of the largest, best-known companies in the state, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Capella […]

June 1st, 2010

It's impossible to predict all the change that will follow health care reform becoming law in March. However, one crucial fact remains true: more than 160 million Americans will continue to get health care through their employers. For those companies, meaningful change in the health care can't come soon enough. We at RedBrick Health have dedicated ourselves to helping make that change happen. Because more than half the cost of health care is directly related to behavior, we help companies control costs by getting people more interested, involved and invested in their health. It's the key to sustained healthy behavior. For those of you that don't already know, we are a health technology and services company focused on helping people […]

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