Willis Teams With FusionHealth to Help Firms Address Risks Associated With Sleep Disorders

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Willis North America, a unit of Willis Group Holdings plc (NYSE:WSH), the global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker, today announced a strategic partnership with FusionHealth to help firms reduce risks associated with sleep disorders.

Atlanta-based FusionHealth, the leading provider of sleep health management solutions, combines cutting edge cloud-based technology and management consulting to deliver a range of solutions aimed at improving employee health and safety performance and reducing the overall cost of treating chronic sleep disorders. Through this partnership with FusionHealth, Willis is able to provide clients with a comprehensive sleep management program to identify, treat and manage sleep disorders. The program can be fully integrated into a firm's employee benefits, health care, risk management and loss control agenda, and is ideally suited for a variety of industries including transportation, construction, manufacturing, retail, aviation, logistics, energy and public entities.

"Until now, identifying and treating sleep disorders was a cumbersome and costly process for employees navigating traditional employer-sponsored health plans or risk management programs," said Todd Jones, CEO, Willis North America. "Now, by applying sophisticated technology and data analytics, FusionHealth streamlines this process to deliver a powerful and effective solution. Willis is excited to partner with FusionHealth to help employers tackle the threat associated with sleep disorders and become a healthier and more profitable workplace."

Commenting on the partnership, FusionHealth's CEO, Sigurjon Kristjansson said, "Employers currently face significant risk and costs associated with undiagnosed and untreated sleep disorders; costs that are driven by lack of productivity, impaired safety and associated chronic conditions. Our technology enabled sleep health management programs that identify, treat, and manage sleep disorders have been proven to improve health and significantly lower risk of accidents. We are very excited about our partnership with Willis, and the ability to leverage our collective expertise to bring innovative solutions to Willis clients."

About Willis

Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. With roots dating to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 18,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients superior expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk management and transfer. Our experts rank among the world's leading authorities on analytics, modelling and mitigation strategies at the intersection of global commerce and extreme events. Find more information at our website, www.willis.com, our leadership journal, Resilience, or our up-to-the-minute blog on breaking news, WillisWire. Across geographies, industries and specialisms, Willis provides its local and multinational clients with resilience for a risky world.

About FusionHealth

FusionHealth®, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, delivers technology-enabled integrated sleep health management solutions for companies seeking to improve employee health and reduce health-related costs. The company's SaaS-based delivery model provides its client companies with access to its global technology platform enabling them to integrate sleep health management with personal wellness and employee engagement in a way that changes lives and improves their bottom line performance. For more information, visitwww.fusionhealth.com.

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