February 24, 2016
Framingham, Massachusetts-based employee wellness and engagement company Virgin Pulse has acquired two employee wellness companies: Providence, Rhode Island-based ShapeUp and Australia-based Global Corporate Challenge (GCC).
Just last year, in May, Virgin Pulse, announced a big funding round, $92 million led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners with participation from parent company,...
May 27, 2015
One of the longest-running employee wellness platform companies, Virgin Pulse, announced its first outside investment, $92 million led by venture capital firm Insight Venture Partners with participation from existing investor, Virgin Group. Virgin Pulse rebranded from Virgin HealthMiles in late 2013 and announced a new, broader focus on employee engagement, not just health.
A few weeks ago Virgin...
January 7, 2014
Virgin Pulse, the corporate wellness and engagement company formerly known as Virgin HealthMiles, launched its own proprietary activity tracker called the Virgin Pulse Max at CES in Las Vegas.
"We call it Max, and Max is a companion," Virgin Pulse CEO Chris Boyce told MobiHealthNews. "We want people to think about this as a little companion they have in their life that helps them lead a better...
October 2, 2013
Virgin HealthMiles, the Virgin Group company that was one of the early entrants into the digital employee health and wellness, is rebranding as Virgin Pulse, a change that CEO Chris Boyce says will reflect the company's focus on not just health, but employee engagement. MobiHealthNews first reported on the planned name change about a month ago.
"So what I've learned over the years, any time that...
September 11, 2013
Virgin HealthMiles has added Fitbit integration to its online employee health offering. The Framingham-based Richard Branson company recently announced that it would offer its program to family members of subscribed employees for free. Now those employees and family members who use Fitbit activity trackers and weight scales will be able to connect those devices to their Virgin HealthMiles...
September 5, 2013
Virgin HealthMiles' current GoZone pedometer.
Virgin HealthMiles, a gamified employee wellness program, announced that, starting in October, it will let employees invite up to three family members to use the program for free. Between adding family members and drawing in new members because of the perk, Virgin HealthMiles expects its user base to see a big boost in the next year.
"On the scale...
June 4, 2013
According to a recent survey conducted by Virgin HealthMiles, the four most common wellness programs offered by employers are physical activity programs (58 percent), smoking cessation programs (50 percent), weight management programs (49 percent), and health risk assessments (47 percent). Virgin HealthMiles surveyed about 1,300 business and 10,000 employees for the report, and found that of the...
June 10, 2010
“Health insurance is the only industry that doesn’t have a causal linkage to rates. In auto you pay more when you have accidents. This is the first time we’re doing this in health,” Virgin Healthmiles, CEO, Sean Forbes told ZDNet in a recent interview.
By using blood pressure monitors, pedometers and other devices, Virgin Healthmiles measures compliance closely and discounts are tweaked based on...