Amy’s Kitchen partners with Vera Whole Health to debut healthcare centers at its plants

Amy's Kitchen Vera Health care centers
Care at the new centers will include ongoing progress checks, with Amy’s Kitchen fully covering costs for prescriptions and services conducted onsite. Photo: Vera Whole Health

POCATELLO, Idaho – Organic food maker Amy’s Kitchen held a grand opening for its new health care center at its Pocatello, Idaho plant.

In a partnership with Vera Whole Health, a direct-to-employer primary care provider in the Western United States, Amy’s Kitchen transformed its existing onsite health services, first launched by the company in 2011, into whole health wellness centers in each of the company’s three U.S. plants.

Two fully redesigned Amy’s Kitchen whole health primary care centers and new wellness programs were launched at Amy’s White City, Oregon, manufacturing facility with a grand re-opening in June, followed by the Amy’s Santa Rosa, California, facility, which opened later that month.

The new Vera wellness and primary care centers prioritize preventative health and will be staffed by a dedicated team of mostly bilingual medical providers specially trained in individual health coaching. Amy’s employees will have the opportunity to establish wellness plans for not only themselves but also for eligible family members. Care will include ongoing progress checks, with Amy’s Kitchen fully covering costs for prescriptions and services conducted onsite. Employee access to the new wellness centers is in addition to the full range of health insurance benefits that Amy’s Kitchen also provides.

“We specialize in creating good-for-you foods that fuel a healthy body, mind and spirit,” said Amy’s Kitchen Global President Xavier Unkovic. “Our Amy’s Kitchen team is in many ways the soul of our company and vital to our mission. We want to ensure that our employees and their families enjoy top-notch medical care with attention to their personal goals and overall wellness. Vera’s approach to whole health aligns with our goal of better serving our team and helping foster health-minded communities.”

Amy’s Kitchen is a family-owned company that has been a pioneer in the organic food movement since its start in 1987. Its products are available in the U.S. as well as more than 25 other countries around the globe.

Healthcare Company Offers Discounts for Healthy Food Choices

Source: UnitedHealthcare
Source: UnitedHealthcare

MILWAUKEE, WI — More Wisconsinites will now have access to healthier food options at a discounted price with the expansion of UnitedHealthcare’s Healthy Savings program. The expanded program is available to nearly 550,000 participants in either BadgerCare Plus, select self-funded employer and individual exchange plans.

According to the company, Healthy Savings offers discounts of more than $150 on select healthy foods from over 140 food and beverage brands.

“Healthy Savings gives people the opportunity to make healthier food choices and improve their diets, which will enhance their health and well-being,” said Dustin Hinton, president and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Wisconsin. “The feedback from our plan participants during the first few months of the program has been tremendous, and demonstrates that people want to eat healthier. By expanding Healthy Savings we are able to deliver healthy options to a wider audience at a lower cost.”

UnitedHealthcare did a limited launch earlier this year, offering the program to approximately 100,000 fully insured employer-based and Medicaid SSI plan participants in Wisconsin. The successful launch, which resulted in more than 400,000 visits to the Healthy Savings website, encouraged the company to expand the program to additional plan participants statewide. BadgerCare Plus members gained access May 1, and people enrolled in self-funded employer and individual exchange plan participants will have access beginning July 1.