Dr. Jan Swaney to Present On Wellness at the Association of Health Insurance Advisors Annual Luncheon
Physician and entrepreneur to present The Prevention Imperative making the medical case for wellness and prevention that underpins the business case to the annual gathering of insurance industry agents and leaders.
Lee Allen, Vice President of Communications and Marketing, NAIFA
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FALLS CHURCH, VA (September 10, 2009) — NAIFA, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, today announced that Dr. Jan Swaney, Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Longitude Health, Inc., will present the keynote address at the Association of Health Insurance Advisors annual luncheon on September 14th, 2009, in Orlando, Florida. The meeting is part of as part of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors' 2009 Annual Convention and Career Conference.
Dr. Swaney’s address, titled “The Prevention Imperative,” will present the ample evidence behind the medical case showing that investing in wellness and prevention yields attractive outcomes for employers and employees.
“There is a tremendous amount of intuitive interest in wellness and momentum thanks to the current dialogue on health reform” says Dr. Swaney. “I want to lay out the medical evidence that clearly shows why investing in prevention results in predictable health improvements that create substantial savings for employers. Comprehensive wellness and prevention programs achieve what every employer needs to remain competitive – a real bend in the trend of escalating health care costs and a healthier workforce that yields productivity dividends for years.”
Dr. Swaney is a practicing physician in internal medicine, a faculty member at the University of Missouri and a co-founder of Longitude Health, Inc., an innovative provider of health care services and technologies for improving the health and productivity of employee populations. Using a proprietary set of technologies and processes and under the medical direction of Dr. Swaney, Longitude Health provides value-based incentives, personal health guidance, online social health networking and Collaborative Care Support(sm), the world’s first system for fully integrating primary care physicians into workplace health improvement processes.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to hear Dr. Swaney share her expertise on disease prevention” says Cliff F. Wilson, NAIFA President. “Our membership is at the center of health care reform and has a need for solid facts to share with clients and colleagues.”
About NAIFA: NAIFA comprises more than 700 state and local associations representing the interests of approximately 200,000 agents and their associates nationwide. NAIFA members focus their practices on one or more of the following: life insurance and annuities, health insurance and employee benefits, multiline, and financial advising and investments. The Association’s mission is to advocate for a positive legislative and regulatory environment, enhance business and professional skills, and promote the ethical conduct of its members.
About Longitude Health, Inc.: Based in New Jersey and with operations in Missouri, Longitude Health is a privately-held, investor-backed company offering comprehensive web-based, guided health and productivity improvement solutions. Its flexible tools and holistic approaches provide incentives, integrate with primary care physician oversight and enable social networking support for a completely collaborative solution leading to sustainable, long-term, healthy life style habits. Longitude Health’s MyHealthVillage.com portal and HealthGuides provide businesses with a highly-valued employee benefit while at the same time improving productivity and reducing health related costs. For further information on Longitude Health visit www.longitudehealth.com.