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VetAdvisor Introduces Team Model of Veteran Care to Employers

Three Wire Systems

Falls Church, VA, Oct. 15, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Assistance programs to improve employees' lives have become commonplace. However, as a new generation of returning service members enters the workforce, more and more employers have discovered a need to provide proactive assistance in order to recruit and retain veterans. This week, an entirely new paradigm in behavioral health and wellness for veteran employees is being introduced at the annual Employee Assistance Programs of America conference in Baltimore, MD. After five years in the federal marketplace, VetAdvisor®, a high-tech high-touch team model of veteran-centric preventative care, is being offered for the first time to private sector organizations.

Anchored by its Veteran Aligned Services Team (VAST) care model, VetAdvisor® is a comprehensive preventative care solution offering coaching services by subject matter experts. VetAdvisor® coaches have over 300 combined years of military experience; 70% are themselves veterans. VetAdvisor® services ease the transition from military to civilian life, offering support for behavioral health, wellness, finances, and career lifecycle management. VetAdvisor® coaches also consult with organizations on veteran workplace issues in order to decrease premature attrition and increase ROI on veteran hires.

The VetAdvisor® program combines the proactive outreach of coaches with veteran self-management, both of which lead to increased engagement and improved outcomes. Both evidence and experience show that interactivity allows veterans to achieve the empowerment necessary to lead a holistically complete life. VetAdvisor® allows private organizations to feel secure in hiring and training a veteran workforce as these services increase veteran productivity and retention.

"I'm a naval veteran myself, and I designed the VetAdvisor® care model to provide veterans with a team of subject matter experts who understand veteran needs," states Dan Frank, VetAdvisor® CEO. "With an emphasis on self-monitoring, tracking, and evidence-based outcomes, VetAdvisor® drives veteran engagement in the process, providing veterans the tools they need to navigate the obstacles that affect their lives and providing employers the help they need in recruiting and retaining a veteran workforce."

VetAdvisor® services, which have been contracted by both the Department of Veteran Affairs and the US Army, have been adapted for both the private sector and college and university context, and are scalable for both small and large organizations. All employers can now ensure that returning service members have access to support services to address mental health, family, and personal issues and provide mentoring as veterans transition back into the workplace.

For more information on VetAdvisor's comprehensive wellness solution, visit www.myvetadvisor.com.

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About VetAdvisor®: VetAdvisor® provides proactive preventative care to military veterans, supporting them throughout their journey by managing behavioral health, wellness, financial, and career issues. We are the nation's experts in veteran-centric holistic care and in providing navigational advocacy to assist veterans in obtaining services from federal agencies. We also consult with organizations about veteran-specific workplace issues.

The VetAdvisor® interactive platform incorporates personalized goal setting and high-tech biometric and social feedback, coupled with real time high- touch personalized coaching. Our solution drives greater veteran engagement, productivity, and workplace retention. We comprehensively support veterans with complex conditions by fostering a culture of emotional wellness as part of our holistic health strategy. For more information visit www.myvetadvisor.com.

CONTACT: Elinor Warner ewarner@threewiresys.com

Source: ThreeWire Systems, LLC