New Health Risk Assessment from Workplace Options Helps Employers to Identify Workforce Health Challenges

Low cost health risk assessment can identity behaviors among employees that increase risk for disease, illness or accidents.

Raleigh, NC, June 13, 2007 --( Workplace Options (WPO), the world's largest provider of work-life employee benefits, is offering a new, low cost heath risk assessment (HRA) to help employers identify behaviors that contribute to an increased risk for disease, illness or accidents. This health risk assessment offers all the features of other HRA's but at a price that is affordable.

Integrating with WPO's award-winning Advantage Web, Advantage HRA provides "before and after" data on wellness initiatives, often targeting particular health challenges within the workforce. This snapshot of employees' current health allows employers to address potential health risks, which can lead to healthcare cost containment.

Advantage HRA is an interactive, online tool that can be completed in just minutes. It provides instant results for individual users and instant reporting for employers. The results of the HRA provide an overall health score from specific wellness categories, including: heart health; nutrition; weight management; fitness; cancer; smoking; stress; and safety.

Advantage HRA also allows employees to learn how to adopt and maintain new behaviors leading to a more healthful lifestyle. Many of these behavioral strategies, such as smoking cessation and stress management, can help them to prevent health risks from escalating into serious health conditions.

"Advantage HRA is a comprehensive assessment of the user's current nutritional and exercise habits, heart health, cancer risk, and stress," explained Alan King, president of WPO. "This easy-to-use assessment tool helps employees implement plans that lower their health risks and improve overall health."

Besides being low cost, another key benefit to the Workplace Options HRA is that employers have the ability to see the progress of the health and wellness programs over an extended period of time. Using the First/Last Comparison Reporting feature, different time periods that the HRAs were taken can be viewed to evaluate individual/collective progress.

About Workplace Options
Founded in 1982, Workplace Options (WPO) is America’s largest provider of work-life services. WPO's market leading products are recognized for their innovative web delivery, flexibility and affordable pricing. Through its emindhealth division, WPO offers network management solutions that help EAP's run their businesses more profitably and efficiently. WPO's United Kingdom division, Employee Advisory Resource (EAR), is a premier provider of work-life services in Europe and offers EAP clients access to an expansive network of behavioral health providers throughout Europe and the World. Learn more at

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