Huntington Hosts Webinar to Help Public School Districts Improve Employee Wellness and Meet New State Requirements

Huntington Launches New Total Wellness Solutions Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Huntington Insurance, Inc., a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN;, will host a free webinar on Thursday, Aug. 26 beginning at 11 a.m. ET, that will provide an overview of the best practices adopted by Ohio's School Employees Health Care Board (SEHCB), which all Ohio school districts are required to implement.

Webinar attendees will be introduced to solutions for several best practice standards, including an employee wellness program and disease management program. These programs will not only help the districts to comply with the best practice requirements, but also help the districts manage health care costs, while at the same time enhancing the health of their employees. District representatives can sign up for the free webinar at  

"Obviously, one of the biggest issues facing school districts today is managing their budgets," said Mark Capuano, a Huntington Insurance vice president who developed the new Total Wellness Solutions program for Huntington Insurance clients.

"In addition to meeting the new SEHCB requirements, the Total Wellness Solutions program could pay for itself within two years," explained Capuano. "First, it might replace a district's current disease management program, which can save money. Secondly, because the wellness program provides health warnings and alerts, employees are more actively engaged in their own well-being. They adopt healthier lifestyles, which may reduce absenteeism and overall health care costs."

Total Wellness Solutions is a comprehensive program that offers the following features:

    --  With access to data, each employee receives a complete medical records
        workbook with information populated to the system from the insurer. The
        workbook is monitored for potential health risks and medication
        conflicts, and provides reminders and alerts for appointments.
    --  Each employee may also receive an optional Medical Records Smart Card
        that makes their individual personal medical records secure and mobile.
    --  Employees can access their employee health profiles via the Internet
        with full security to protect employee records.
    --  Because Total Wellness Solutions is a stand-alone system that interfaces
        with many insurance providers, districts will not have to migrate data
        or launch a new system if they change insurance plans.

"While our upcoming webinar is specifically focused on how Huntington Insurance can help public school districts design and implement wellness and disease management programs as required by the SEHCB best practices, the features and benefits of the programs can be equally as effective for any employer," said Daniel B. Benhase, a Huntington senior executive vice president.  

About Huntington

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is a $52 billion regional bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Through its affiliated companies, Huntington has been providing a full range of financial services to its customers for 144 years, which today includes checking, loans, savings, insurance and investment services. Huntington has more than 600 banking offices. Huntington also offers retail and commercial financial services online at; through its telephone bank; and through its network of over 1,300 ATMs.

The logo mark and Huntington® are federally registered service marks of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated.

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