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Wellness program pays for itself at Simonton

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The nearly 2,000 employees who participated in Simonton Windows’ wellness program last year had such good results that the company was able to pay for its entire wellness initiative with the money it saved on health care.

Simonton President Mark Savan says the program, an effort to manage health care costs and improve employee health, has reaped measurable improvements in employee health screenings for blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), smoking and cholesterol.

In the first 10 months of 2009, BMI percentages greater than 30 decreased, and the firm saw an increase of employees who passed at least three of the four screenings.

Plus, the Parkersburg, W.Va.-based window manufacturer adjusted employee contributions to their health plans based on the results of an annual wellness screening.

Contact: Kathy Ziprik at (828) 890-8065.

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