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Lockton and Concentra Working Together to Lower Healthcare Costs for Employers

Saturday, November 7, 2009 General News J E 4
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DALLAS, Nov. 6 Lockton Benefit Group, the health and welfare benefits consulting arm of Lockton Companies, LLC, today announced employer health cost reduction initiatives through health risk management in collaboration with U.S.-based healthcare company Concentra.

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Lockton has named Concentra as a services provider to support Lockton's clients with:

With a working relationship spanning a decade, Lockton and Concentra have developed and deployed innovative, customized solutions for clients that provide high quality healthcare for clients while seeking to lower their overall healthcare expense.

"We are finding our clients are particularly impressed with Concentra's on-site health specialist model to assist in creating a culture of health within their organizations," said Hayley Hines, CWPD, director of health risk management for Lockton Dunning Benefits in Dallas, Texas.

Concentra offers worksite clinic solutions that allow employers to provide convenient, efficient healthcare services to employees. The cornerstone of Concentra's service offering is the ability to deliver health and wellness services at an employer workplace, through community-based medical centers, or a combination of services. Services available include employee health screenings, health coaching and employee engagement/education strategies, and illness and injury treatment. Concentra also specializes in on-site health events, such as flu vaccinations and wellness screenings, including health risk assessments and biometric screenings. The collaboration between Lockton and Concentra allows Lockton's clients access to the suite of services provided by Concentra.

"Concentra is excited about the programs developed in consultation with Lockton and its customers," said Concentra Chief Executive Officer Jim Greenwood. "Lockton's keen insight into their individual customer's needs and their ability to understand and place the right Concentra service to meet those needs creates an industry-leading, customized approach to lowering healthcare costs and improving the health of individuals."

Commenting on the collaboration, Lockton Dunning Benefits' (Dallas, Texas) President Roger Lambourn said, "Lockton is committed to developing strategic, innovative, cost effective solutions for our clients. In our ongoing effort to deliver the highest quality of service to our clients, we are especially particular in choosing the providers with which we work. Concentra delivers high quality services to our clients, and we are pleased to have Concentra as a collaborative provider."

About Concentra

Concentra is a leading healthcare company focused on improving America's health, one patient at a time. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services from more than 300 medical centers in 40 states. In addition to these medical center locations, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad range of health advisory services and operating more than 250 worksite medical facilities. Through this complement of services, Concentra intends to raise the standard of health by putting individuals first, treating them with clinical excellence, and focusing on their ongoing wellness. www.Concentra.com.

About Lockton Companies, LLC

More than 3,800 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, surety and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Lockton has grown to become the 10th largest insurance broker in the world. You can learn more at www.lockton.com.

-- Health promotion -- Wellness programming -- On-site clinics -- Flu vaccinations -- Biometric screenings -- Health risk assessments

SOURCE Lockton Benefit Group
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