Wellness company Onlife Health has named Kevin Jett vice president of enterprise solutions.
In his new role, Jett will lead lead customer migration and device integration teams along with overseeing software and technological framework for the Brentwood company's wellness solutions. Jett was cofounder and chief technology officer at Calibrain and held leadership and engineering roles at Juris and PureSafety.
"Kevin is a hands-on expert in developing and architecting enterprise-level software solutions," Sameer Bhargava, Onlife Health chief information officer, said in a release. "He adds both technical depth and strength to Onlife's leadership team."
Local health and wellness management company Onlife Health has named John Kellar director of enterprise solutions. In his new role, Kellar will oversee software development project and will lead the development of Onlife's Ignite product line.
Kellar joins the BlueCross BlueShield subsidiary from web consulting company appendTo, where he served as CEO and COO. He also previously served at Onlife as senior enterprise architect.
"We are delighted to welcome John back to our team," Danny Timblin, Onlife president and CEO, said in a release. "Already he has played a vital role in developing our Ignite product, and we look forward to having him on board to further advance all of our product lines aimed at creating healthy lifestyles for our clients."
BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee's wellness company Onlife Health has announced a partnership with with Durham, North Carolina-based Validic, a health care tech platform, to integrate data from popular health devices and applications.
Through the partnership, terms of which were not disclosed in a release, Onlife's existing wellness program will have access to health and fitness data from popular devices, like the FitBit and Jawbone, and apps like Nike and Runkeeper. Members can sync their devices with the Onlife Health's wellness portal to track activity alongside the company's health coaching.
"While an increasing number of people are using wearable devices to enhance their health, having the freedom to choose which one they use makes all the difference when it comes to achieving positive health outcomes," said Onlife Health's president and CEO, Danny Timblin, who was named to those roles in May. "We're excited to partner with Validic to offer this enhanced level of connectivity and flexibility for our customers," he said.
Health insurer Humana has recruited Chris Hunter, a former CEO of locally based Onlife Health, to be its chief strategy officer. Hunter, who left Onlife in 2012, had been leading a division of Denver-based TriZetto since then.
“Chris is going to be a powerful asset for Humana as we continue our push to put the customer at the front and center of an integrated care model that improves health outcomes,” said Humana President and CEO Bruce Broussard. “He’s a dynamic thinker, and his energy and enthusiasm is a perfect fit with our culture.”
Onlife Health, Inc., a national wellness company based in Brentwood, and the Maine Education Association Benefits Trust (MEABT), a not-for-profit employee welfare benefit plan, have announced a partnership to provide wellness programs and services for employees in 600 Maine schools.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Onlife Health’s Live On Wellness program is available to active and retired employees, teachers, related personnel and their dependents who are covered by the MEABT health insurance plan. Participants in the program begin their wellness journey by completing a health assessment that provides instant recognition of the individual’s status related to health risks and lifestyle habits as well as guidance and resources in areas to improve. Depending on participants’ preferences, they can then complete self-directed courses online, track activities related to exercise and daily fruit and vegetable consumption, or join a variety of online challenges including a daily steps competition using a pedometer supplied by MEABT and Onlife.
Onlife Health Coaches are also available to work directly with individuals to help guide, motivate and keep participants accountable for making and sustaining healthy changes. As they work to reach their goals, participants earn points that can be redeemed for pre-paid debit cards, valued at up to $150.
"Onlife Health provides comprehensive, customizable and user-friendly wellness programs that are designed to engage and challenge participants of all ages, in diverse geographic locations, in entertaining ways,” Jed Dodd, CEO of Onlife Health, said in a release. “We are proud to be working with MEABT to help the organization achieve its goal of creating healthier employees, reducing healthcare costs and promoting wellness in communities throughout Maine.”
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