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WellSpark Health Expands Farmington, Connecticut, Headquarters

03/25/2021
Wellbeing, disease prevention and management company WellSpark Health plans to expand its headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut. The project is expected to create 287 jobs over the next seven years.

WellSpark currently has 70 employees in Farmington, with the EmblemHealth subsidiary managing the Health Enhancement Program offered to state employees that keeps track of doctor’s checkups, dentist visits and eye exams among other tasks.

“We are a Connecticut-born company and the State of Connecticut was our first customer,” Roberta (Bert) Wachtelhausen, president of WellSpark Health, said. “We’re now a rapidly growing national company and we chose to stay in Connecticut for many reasons, including the top-notch talent pool of experienced professionals and new college graduates. As a Connecticut native and UConn graduate myself, I know the state is a great place to live and work.”

The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development is supporting the expansion with “earn-as-you-grow” incentives that provide grants in arrears over a seven-year period as job targets are reached. The company can earn up to a total of $1,492,100 in grants if 287 jobs are created by the end of 2026 and retained for two years. Funding may be used for capital improvements, computer and production equipment, and other business-related expenses.

“The Department of Economic and Community Development is proud to support WellSpark Health, an innovative, homegrown company that is focused on rapidly growing its operations in Connecticut,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman said. “This expansion project will mean more jobs for our residents and a boost to the local economy for years to come.”

Established in 2013, WellSpark Health (formerly Care Management Solutions, Inc.) is a leading wellbeing, disease prevention and management company focused on economically diverse, multicultural, long-tenured employee populations who struggle with their health. The company’s life-dimensional approach focuses on the whole person addressing the biopsychosocial factors affecting health.

“WellSpark is a great example of how companies can partner with the state to help with their growth and expansion plans,” Peter Denious, president and CEO of AdvanceCT, said. “Both DECD and AdvanceCT are committed to working with Connecticut’s companies to ensure they thrive and continue to grow in our state.”

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