CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Despite the strong headwinds of rising costs in all areas of healthcare, insurance costs at one company have fallen. The reason, according to PEAK 10, a national IT infrastructure and cloud solutions provider, is that more of its 350-member workforce employees are actively involved in improving their health and maintaining their own well-being.
Peak 10 has held the line on Insurance premium increases for the past three years. Twice as many employees now avail themselves of preventative screenings compared to six months ago, increasing from 15 percent of the workforce to 30 percent. Screenings, which include body mass index, cholesterol, and diabetes, reveal previously unknown health issues that can then be treated and managed sooner and more affordably than later-stage illnesses.
Creating a culture of health and fitness in an organization first starts by example, then opportunity. Peak 10 people have both the example and the opportunity, supported by concerted communications, encouragement and incentives from the company.
"An emphasis on healthy living comes from the top of the Peak 10 organization," said Karin Davies, VP of human resources. "Our leadership team believes that a healthy company is a more successful company, one that thinks and works better, and is a better business partner for customers. Everyone benefits."
Additional efforts to instill health awareness into Peak 10's corporate culture include weekly fitness programs such as cardio and Pilates workouts. Organic fruit deliveries for employees arrive weekly, as well.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Peak 10 operates data centers in 10 key markets in the U.S., serving customers around the globe.
About Peak 10 Inc.
Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored cloud computing, data center and other information technology (IT) infrastructure solutions and managed services, primarily for mid-market businesses. Customer-centric, responsive and cost-effective, Peak 10 solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers' changing business needs, enabling them to increase agility, lower costs, improve performance and focus internal resources on their core competencies. Peak 10 holds the Cisco® Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation. Peak 10 is SSAE 16 audited and helps companies meet the requirements of various regulatory compliance acts such as Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA). For more information, visit www.peak10.com. Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
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