Reducing Employee Healthcare Premiums and Costs Through Proactive, Holistic Care

Treating employee health holistically is the exact philosophy behind an innovative healthcare program offered by Williams-Manny Insurance Group. The program, Williams-Manny Care Cooperative L3C, helps employers offer employees with chronic health conditions, or those at risk, with health literacy, nutrition, activity, exercise, stress, sleep and financial support to encourage employees to change their lifestyle.

Williams-Manny has partnered with Integrated Care Management L3C, a regional health management company, to teach local organizations how to reduce healthcare premiums and costs by helping employees with chronic health issues. The program aims to show employers how they can support workers with chronic conditions to make positive changes in their lives and improve their overall health.

Healthcare costs for those with chronic health conditions are typically five times greater compared to individuals who don’t experience chronic health issues. Workers’ compensation costs are also greater – healthy employees recover more quickly after a work injury and miss less time at work compared to those with chronic conditions.

“Although we’ll discuss the financial savings of helping employees with chronic conditions, the bottom line is still to get everyone healthy,” said Williams-Manny Division President Tim Knauf. “Saving money on healthcare costs is obviously a benefit to everyone, but we don’t want to lose sight of the fact that this is really about saving people’s lives, not just money.”

Williams-Manny Insurance Group will host two seminars introducing the program that can help employers reduce healthcare premiums and improve the health of employees. The seminars will both take place at Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club (5151 Guilford Road, Rockford, IL.) in an afternoon session on February 24 and a morning seminar on February 26. There is no cost to attend the seminars but RSVPs are suggested.

“86% of healthcare dollars in the United States are spent on the treatment of chronic diseases. For employers providing their employees with health insurance, those costs can add up quickly,” Knauf added. “These seminars will teach employers how they can not only save money, but also make a difference in the personal lives of employees that experience these health problems.”

Employers interested in the conference should RSVP by calling Shelley Wagner at Williams-Manny at 815-227-8932 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Full dates and times of the seminars are listed below. Both will take place at Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Check-in, networking and snacks from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Check-in, networking and continental breakfast from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.