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Expect more wellness industry consolidation, experts say
By Sheryl Smolkin
From Employee Benefit News on Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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LuAnn Heinen, VP of the National Business Group on Health, recognizes that large wellness providers are merging with each other, but she also points out that large providers are acquiring smaller companies that offer niche solutions.

Heinen says a major challenge for employers is managing multiple wellness vendors, so if mergers mean more services are effectively integrated on one platform, that’s a good thing. “However, it doesn’t always work that way in practice,” she says.