Well-being enhancement company
) recently revealed that it is providing its Prime Fitness Program
to First Coast Service Options located in Jacksonville, Florida and
to Novitas Solutions based in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. The two
companies will provide access to Prime Fitness to their staff as a
benefit paid for by the employer.
Periodic exercise helps manage health problems and leads to
improved productivity and reduced systemic costs. Research results
indicate that physical exercise three or more times a week (instead
of zero to once a week) leads to a significant curtailment of
Participants in Healthways Prime Fitness Program can avail of
over 8,000 fitness centers across the country. Other benefits
include access to an online site capable of designing fitness
regimens. In addition, the company also provides telephonic
The Healthways model encourages people to make favorable
lifestyle changes that lead to enhanced well-being, reduced
healthcare costs, improved performance and economic value for
customers. The company has invested in technology platforms that
provide scalable support with large populations. It has tie-ups
with a large proportion of U.S. health plans and counts many
millions of lives in its customer base.
Due to its unique scalable business model, Healthways shares may
present a long-term investment opportunity, although it may face
many challenges in the short term.
Healthways is the leader in a strategically critical and rapidly
evolving part of the health care services market. Its fitness
program (SilverSneakers) for seniors is available at 14,000 centers
across the U.S. and caters to several million eligible
We currently have a Neutral recommendation on Healthways. The
stock retains a Zacks #3 Rank, which translates into a short-term
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