We are excited to announce that WebMD Health Corp. has acquired The StayWell Company, formerly a subsidiary of Merck’s Healthcare Services & Solutions. The transaction was closed on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. StayWell’s brand includes the core StayWell consumer well-being platform – which is highly complementary with WebMD ONE and our well-being and health coaching services. Both organizations share similar core values rooted in empowering individuals to make educated health and wellness decisions. We believe together, we bring a competitive strength to deliver a high-tech, high-touch approach that provides the personal experience to ensure we are reaching everyone no matter where they are in their well-being journey.
What does this mean for WebMD Health Services and StayWell clients?
This is incredibly exciting news, but together we remain focused on our customers’ current and long-term needs. WebMD and StayWell share a belief that the employee and client experience is critical to our collective success. We are dedicated to making sure that the experience for employees and for clients is as seamless and transparent as possible. We continue to remain committed to delivering holistic well-being solutions that combine the most innovative and personal well-being products and services backed by a clinically driven approach to behavior change.
WebMD Health Services is strongly committed to WebMD ONE and recent solutions like Daily Habits and WebMD ONE Senior as well as our ongoing efforts to deliver innovative products and outstanding value to our customers. We will continue to provide the high level of service we have always been committed to, and we will continue to focus on improving client satisfaction.
What are the benefits of bringing WebMD and StayWell together?
We believe that both the StayWell consumer well-being platform and the WebMD ONE platform have very complimentary capabilities. The combination of these two platforms enables us to build on the strengths of our well-being, education, and engagement solutions to deliver even greater value to our clients and consumers while continuing to innovate and secure valued outcomes.
The StayWell team also brings tremendous experience in the well-being space. Both organizations will leverage their combined competencies and scale to help more organizations empower their employees and health plan members to reach their well-being goals, lower their health risks, and potentially reduce health care costs.
A lot to look forward to.
Together, StayWell and WebMD have 60+ years of combined experience driving positive health behavior changes. Helping individuals engage in their health and well-being starts with trust and our deep industry experience, NCQA certifications and URAC accreditations. Our strong clinical foundation gives individuals confidence in engaging with our programs. Our technology combined with in-person, onsite services gives us an opportunity to create the most comprehensive well-being solution in the market.
We remain committed to delivering a holistic well-being solution that combines the most innovative and personal well-being products and services backed by a clinically driven approach to behavior change. There is sure to be many more updates along the way. To stay up-to-date on this exciting journey subscribe to our blog below and follow us on LinkedIn.