(MONTROSE CO, 4-25-2014)—On May 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Enterprise Center, Region 10 teams up with LiveWell of Montrose-Olathe, Healthlinks, Pinnacol Assurance and the Region 10 Small Business Development Center to host a presentation on the importance of employee health in the workplace, and how it can impact the health of your business or organization. Featured speakers will be Strategies Manager Abbie Brewer of LiveWell Montrose-Olathe, and Counselor Susan Bony of the Region 10 SBDC.
“Everything begins with good health,” Brewer said. “Please plan to attend, and learn how keeping your workers healthy can build well-being and a brighter future for your company.” Topics will include:
How Employee health and risk factors impacts workers’ compensation claims.
How workers’ compensation fits into Employee Health promotion.
How to foster health promotion at your Work site.
How to receive kick starter funding to promote health and wellness at your Work site.
LiveWell Montrose Olathe / HealthLinks:
Organizations that foster health and safety at work have healthier, happier employees—and healthier bottom lines, too. This is more than good business, it’s good business strategy. LiveWell Montrose Olathe is a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses find resources to implement and improve work site wellness programs. A new partnership has emerged between LWMO (LiveWell Montrose Olathe) and Health Link Colorado to help kick start worksite wellness programs in our area ; LiveWell Strategist Abbie Brewer will share more information about the Health Links program and identify what resources might help your employees stay healthy.

Pinnacol Assurance:
American employers contend with a perfect storm of conditions that can collectively wreak economic havoc on businesses large and small. An aging workforce, escalating obesity rates and corresponding chronic conditions are driving up health insurance and workers’ compensation costs, while driving down productivity. Pinnacol Assurance has been providing a comprehensive worksite wellness program health risk management (HRM) to policyholders since 2010. The HRM program is structured as a study to determine the impact of wellness on workers’ compensation. Pinnacol believes this is the first large scale initiative to look at the potential for wellness originating from the workers’ compensation perspective side of the benefits equation to have a significant impact on the health and productivity of a workforce.
Learn more about how workers’ compensation fits into the overall spectrum of health promotion, how health and risk factors of employees can impact workers’ compensation claims, and the preliminary study results of Pinnacol’s worksite wellness program.

Region 10 SBDC Consultant Susan Bony will also be present.
“I plan on giving an overview of the C4HCO program for small businesses, and discussing why health insurance through C4HCO is affordable and an employee benefit every business should consider including in their budget,” Bony said.