Humana Acquiring Harris, Rothenberg International–Wellness and HR Services for Employers Providing Health Insurance
Posted Aug 09 2012 6:35pm
When you look at the site they offer additional services outside of wellness to include anger management, working with Alzheimer's and the office, all kinds of human resource programs and dealing with stress on the job. Companies like the one that just bought them seem to be at the root of some of the stress today for many. The offer executive coaching too so maybe the CEO of Humans gets some internal benefits too <grin>. One of their big clients as listed is Cerberus, the company that bought all the hospitals in Massachusetts under the name of Steward, the management company. Just one more company wanting you to live a healthier life. BD
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--( BUSINESS WIRE )--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today it has acquired Harris, Rothenberg International, Inc. (HRI), a provider of work/life services and employee assistance programs. Terms were not disclosed.
HRI currently serves approximately 5.5 million people in the U.S. and another 70,000 internationally. Now in its 31st year, HRI provides services to employers assisting employees in dealing with personal issues ranging from emotional, financial and legal problems to child/elder care needs to alcoholism and drug abuse. HRI’s services include employee coaching and training.
HRI’s highly customizable offering directs members or their caregivers to value-added services while also offering certain ancillary products that assist employees with day-to-day life issues. The acquisition will support Humana’s efforts to help employer-customers reduce health care spending while also targeting productivity challenges. Loss of productivity due to problems with presenteeism, absenteeism, health issues and disabilities represents up to 10 percent of a typical employer’s payroll expense.1