Below is our recent interview with Erin Markowski, Chief Operating Officer at Husk:
Q: Could you provide our readers with a brief introduction to Husk?
A: Husk partners with organizations to make healthy easier by designing sustainable wellness programs that connect people to their benefits. Husk represents a change in the experience of using preventative benefits. We make access to the wellness benefits people deserve attainable. We seamlessly integrate our services into people’s lives, using the harmonious combination of technology and wellness – with the goal of building a healthier community. At Husk we believe that healthier people are the heart of a thriving, resilient, and productive community.
Q: Any highlights on your recent announcement?
A: Husk got its start over thirty years ago as GlobalFit, a wellness technology company that began changing lives in 1992 through physical activity. The Husk brand was chosen because it represents the protective shell in which something amazing can flourish. Husk has grown to nearly 100 team members committed to serving its employer and insurer clients. The Husk team is a diverse group of innovators, clinicians, technologists, wellness enthusiasts, and subject matter experts committed to empowering healthier living.
Q: Can you give us more insights into your offering?
A: The Husk brand reflects the company’s expansion in recent years into tele-nutrition, tele-mental health, wellness rewards, digital fitness, and a wellness marketplace offering best-in-class pricing to the biggest brands in the industry.
Mental Health: Healthier goes beyond body, which is why we make practicing mental wellness convenient and impactful.
Movement: Healthier starts with moving our bodies. We connect people to the experiences and products that fuel wellness.
Marketplace: Finding and choosing the right wellness provider can be overwhelming. We connect people to the wellness services they want most.
Nutrition: Relationships with food can be complicated, so we make it easier to feel confident in making mealtime successful.
Rewards: Healthy habits are cause for celebration. Our tailored reimbursement platform offers rewards for investing in personal wellness.
Q: What are your plans?
A: With the launch of Husk, quality wellness no longer has to be synonymous with expensive. Our goal is to make being healthy attainable through existing preventative benefits. Husk partners with organizations to make healthy easier by designing sustainable wellness programs that connect people to their no-cost or low-cost benefits. The wellness industry is increasingly conditioning the consumer to pay out-of-pocket for preventive health services that are already covered by one’s insurer or employer. However, at Husk, our app and services are oftentimes fully covered by most major insurers. We don’t think consumers should have to pay out-of-pocket for wellness services when they can utilize Husk’s services at no-cost.
Q: What is the best thing about Husk that people might not know about?
A: Husk’s curated benefits are designed for sustainable wellbeing. Healthy means something different for everyone, and prevention is the key to sustained wellness. When you have a supportive framework for wellness surrounding your everyday life, you can grow into the best version of yourself. Through technology and wellness we break down barriers that exist in our health systems today. We educate consumers and put them in control, opening their minds to things that can improve their quality of life in the most cost-effective manner possible.