“Employers will be the ones to fix healthcare in this country – they have the leverage, the scale and the desire.”
“We’re approaching health in a sophisticated, personalized manner. In a secure way, we look at all the data on a patient’s health conditions, identify risks, and find opportunities to engage and educate the patient.”
“As employers, we need to shift our investment in employee health to a laser-focused approach on primary and preventive care, in a way that helps patients get healthier, save money and discover better outcomes. When we reward these types of metrics, that’s when the tide will begin to shift in the healthcare industry.”
“We believe in taking great care of our people, so they’ll take great care of your employees. This dedication to a strong culture is our biggest differentiator — we call it the Marathon Way.”
“The care journey begins much earlier than when a patient experiences a health issue. We want our members to begin seeking our guidance early, so our amazing clinical teams help them anticipate needs.”
“Our customers are typically self-funded. What that means is every dollar saved in healthcare costs is a dollar that they can reinvest in their business and their workforce. Across our clients, we see those savings continue to grow each year.”
“We want to walk the patients’ journey with them, to the point where they now give us more permission to help them live a better life, make better decisions, and trust us with recommendations.”
Jeff Wells, MD, is the CEO and co-founder of Marathon Health, a modern health company that specializes in delivering advanced independent primary care for employers throughout its network of onsite, Network and virtual health centers. The company has delivered more than $1 billion in healthcare savings to date for its clients, which include Cargill, Tyson Foods, the City of Indianapolis and OneAmerica.
Prior to merging with Marathon Health, Wells served as the President and co-founder of OurHealth, where he spent 10 years designing and scaling an innovative primary care model and launched the country’s largest near-site clinic network called MyClinic.
Wells, who earned his MD in internal medicine from Indiana University, is also the former director of Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning where he managed a $5 billion healthcare program. Under his leadership, Indiana’s healthcare trend rate was cut in half — from 10 percent to 5 percent — without sacrificing services or program eligibility. Additionally, the Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP) was created during his tenure, which is widely considered one of the most innovative models for increased health insurance coverage in the country.
Wells has been recognized as one of the Indianapolis Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 and serves as a board member for Indiana YPO.