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Washington State Health Care Authority Selects Limeade to Improve Health and Well-Being of 189,000 Employees, Dependents and Retirees

BELLEVUE, WA--(Marketwired - August 19, 2014) - Limeade, a technology company that builds happy, healthy, high-performing workforces for Fortune 1000 companies, today announced it will power the State of Washington's new wellness program, SmartHealth.

Launching in January 2015, SmartHealth is designed to drive sustainable, healthy behavior change and positive well-being results among Washington state employees and other eligible subscribers enrolled in the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program. The state of Washington is the largest employer in Washington, with approximately 108,000 eligible employees across 150 state agencies and higher-education institutions. An additional 81,000 dependents and retirees are eligible for SmartHealth. 

"Washington is a national leader in delivering high-quality, low-cost health care, and the launch of SmartHealth will provide our employees support to get healthy and stay healthy," commented Washington Governor Jay Inslee. "Wellness and prevention is a critical part of our efforts to reduce family health care costs while improving the health, well-being and performance of state employees."

Through SmartHealth, the state will join 83% of large and mid-sized employers in the U.S. who now offer incentives to help employees become more aware of their health, access preventive services and take actions to improve. SmartHealth is provided by the PEBB Program, which purchases and coordinates health insurance for state and higher-education employees and retirees. K-12 school districts and employer groups (such as cities, counties, municipalities, and tribal governments) may also participate in PEBB health coverage.

Using Limeade's online and mobile engagement platform, SmartHealth participants will receive personalized improvement plans based on their health assessment results. The Limeade system also motivates participants to engage in fun, inspiring, and impactful improvement challenges. The program helps drive completion of the State's tobacco cessation program, diabetes prevention and management programs, and many other resources designed to improve health and performance. The State of Washington will make SmartHealth available to its eligible PEBB non-Medicare population.

"With a workforce ranging from office workers to law enforcement officers to educators, we require world-class technology and an easy-to-use interface that actively inspires employee engagement," said Louis McDermott, director of the Health Care Authority's Public Employees Benefits (PEB) division. "Limeade understands the complexity of our organization and how to bring our culture to life in a way that will resonate with our diverse employee population. SmartHealth meets our employees where they are, whether that's at an office desk, on a state highway, or in a classroom." 

"We are honored to serve the great State of Washington and its mission-driven people," added Henry Albrecht, CEO of Limeade. "We are committed to providing the Washington State Health Care Authority a fresh, engaging and valuable solution. Their commitment to state residents is palpable and infectious. We're thrilled to be a part of it."

To learn more about the Limeade health, well-being and performance engagement platform, contact Limeade sales at 888.830.9830 or [email protected]. Learn more at www.limeade.com.

About the Washington State Health Care Authority
The Health Care Authority administers the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) Program, which purchases and coordinates health insurance benefits for eligible public employees and retirees. Find out more at www.hca.wa.gov/pebb. The Health Care Authority also administers Washington Apple Health (Medicaid). For questions about HCA, contact Jim Stevenson, 360-725-1915, [email protected], or Beth Luce, 360-725-0867, [email protected].

About Limeade
Limeade is a technology company that delivers an employee engagement platform to Fortune 1000 companies. We inspire people and companies to improve their health, well-being and performance, bring culture to life and deliver the insights and innovations critical to business success. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., Limeade serves over 100 employers and top global brands. Learn more on www.limeade.com, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

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