About Us

The WorkCare Group, Inc.®, located in Charlottesville, Virginia, is a recognized authority on worksite health promotion and health and productivity management. The WorkCare Group provides products and consulting for complete employee support services.

George J. Pfeiffer, M.S.E., FAWHP, is the founder and president of The WorkCare Group, Inc. (WCG). He draws from more than three decades of experience in the employee health promotion field to provide consulting and program development services to employer groups.

From 1974 to 1984, Pfeiffer was manager of the award-winning health management program at Xerox Corporation, which was the first Fortune 500 company to implement a mass-communications health promotion program combined with an employee lay leadership network in over 200 work locations.

From 1984 to 1991, Pfeiffer was co-founder and Vice President of The Travelers Center for Corporate Health Promotion, where he managed product development and strategic planning. He was responsible for developing and integrating Employee Support Services (e.g., health communications, employee assistance programs, medical self-care and telephonic nurse/counseling services) to over 8,000 organizations under The Travelers Managed Care initiatives.

Prior to founding WCG, Pfeiffer was President of Kelly Communications, Inc., Charlottesville, VA, where he oversaw the development of leading employee health publications such as HealthAction with a distribution of over one million readers.

A recipient of numerous awards, Pfeiffer was named one of 10 Healthy American Fitness Leaders in 1984 by the U.S. Jaycees and the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports for his contributions in worksite health promotion. In 1994, he was recipient of the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award by the Association for Worksite Health Promotion. In 2005, Pfeiffer was recognized by the National Wellness Association for his lifetime contributions to worksite wellness. In 2007, he was honored as the first Diplomat of the Medical Wellness Association. In addition, Pfeiffer is a member of the SUNY Cortland “C-Club Hall of Fame.”

Pfeiffer has also been recognized by professional organizations, such as the American Marketing Association, the International Association of Business Communicators, and the Consumers Health Publishers Association, for his award-winning communications.

A founding member, fellow, and former president of the Association of Worksite Health Promotion (AWHP), Pfeiffer is popular on the lecture circuit and has given keynote speeches and seminars internationally. He was formerly senior editor for Worksite Health, the professional journal for AWHP.

Currently, Pfeiffer serves on the Board of Directors for the National Wellness Institute and the International Association for Worksite Health Promotion (IAWHP). He is currently Senior Editor of IAWHP's Worksite Health International.

Throughout his career, Pfeiffer has served as a consultant to such organizations as UAW-GM, Applied Materials, PSE&G, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, the University of North Carolina, Union Pacific Railroad, G.D. Searle, GlaxoSmithKline, Mobil Corporation, National Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association, the University of Michigan, the National YMCA, Xerox, The Travelers, IBM, General Electric, Honeywell, and the Partnership for Prevention.

Pfeiffer has been cited in such national publications as US Today, New York Times, Business Week, and Fortune.

Pfeiffer is the author of Taking Care of Today and Tomorrow: A Resource Guide for Health, Aging, and Long-Term Care; Caregiving and You: A Resource Guide for Long-Term Care; INFORMED: An Introduction to Medical Self-Care and Staying Well, Informed AdvantAGE: A Resource Guide for Healthy Aging, and WorkCare: A Resource Guide for the Working Person. He is also a contributing author to both editions of ACSM's Worksite Health Promotion Manual.

Pfeiffer lives with his wife Michaela outside of Charlottesville, VA.

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Award-Winning Services and Content

In the past 20 years, The WorkCare Group has won 36 National Health Information Awards for the outstanding quality of its publications, and has also been the recipient of the Association for Worksite Health Promotion's media award.

Our current and past client list includes:

  • Aetna Health Plans
  • Applied Materials, Inc.
  • Allied Signal Aerospace
  • American Diabetes Association
  • ATAPCO
  • Bath Iron Works
  • The Benfield Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield National
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Iowa
  • Blue Cross of Maine
  • Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania
  • The Boeing Company
  • Discover Cards of America
  • Dupont/Merck
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Freddie Mac
  • General Mills
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • UAW-GM
  • Health New England
  • HealthNow Blue Cross Blue Shield NY
  • ITT Hartford Life Insurance
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons
  • Liberty Mutual Insurance
  • MaineHealth
  • Lifeguard Health Plans
  • MBNA
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Pacific Bell
  • Perdue Farms
  • Provident Bank
  • PSEG
  • Sallie Mae
  • G.D. Searle
  • Tenneco
  • Trigon
  • Tufts Health Plans
  • U.S. Postal Service, Montana
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • United States Navy
  • The University of Virginia
  • Web MD
  • YMCA of San Antonio

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