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New bilingual health kiosk gives vital information to Ocean Bank's Hispanic employees

A new interactive, bilingual health kiosk provides culturally relevant health and wellness information to Ocean Bank's Hispanic employees.

 
PRLog - May 21, 2012 - MIAMI -- MIAMI, Fla.  – Ocean Bank and United Healthcare are unveiling an interactive, state-of-the-art health information kiosk that will provide Ocean Bank employees and customers with culturally relevant health and wellness information in English and Spanish. The unveiling will take place at 11 a.m. May 22, 2012, at the Ocean Bank branch at 780 NW 42nd Ave., Miami.
   
Developed by UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions, the kiosk offers health and wellness information via bilingual “fotonovelas,” health and wellness brochures, podcasts and interactive health modules such as Health Education Answers, a bilingual interactive program that provides tips on how to enhance their health and that of their families. The easy-to-use, informative bilingual Health Information Kiosk can be placed at offices, manufacturing plants or distribution centers of large UnitedHealthcare employer-customers that have a large Hispanic workforce or customer base.

“Our goal is to provide Ocean Bank employees with timely and convenient access to information pertinent to their and their families’ health and wellness,” said Ray Coto, CFO, UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual of South Florida.  “This health kiosk is a great example of how we are helping to simplify the health care experience for Hispanics in a simple, in-language and culturally sensitive way.”  

Ocean Bank employees will be able to look up their own insurance plan information, find in-network doctors and care providers, view podcasts and receive information on such issues as diabetes, weight management, smoking cessation, medication safety, heart health and smart-eating choices.  The health kiosk also will provide access to bilingual websites from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Heart Association and other sources.
   
“We are committed to our employees’ health and well-being,” said Yuni Navarro, senior vice president human resources, Ocean Bank. “Due to the sensitive nature of banking, employees have limited Internet access. These kiosks will provide useful health and insurance information to our employees onsite.”

UnitedHealthcare’s Latino Health Solutions provides dedicated resources nationally to serve Hispanic health plan customers and their employers, including enhanced bilingual services that help consumers better understand and use their health benefits, and learn how to best manage their health and the health of their families.

About UnitedHealthcare
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers.  The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide.  UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, log on to www.uhc.com

About Ocean Bank
Ocean Bank is the largest independent, state-chartered commercial bank headquartered in Florida, with $3.25 billion in assets. Chartered in 1982, Ocean Bank operates its branch network throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. The community bank has received numerous awards and accolades from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, The Beacon Council and the Florida Department of Education, among others, for its support of our South Florida communities. For more information, log on to www.oceanbank.com.

Contact: Ray Casas/ Mark Sell, 305-372-1234
rcasas@wraggcasas.com
msell@wraggcasas.com
Elizabeth Calzadilla-Fiallo, UnitedHealthcare, 954-378-0537
Elizabeth.Calzadilla-Fiallo@uhc.com

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