Tag Archives: employee wellness

Extreme fitness: Inspiring or intimidating?

Lately it seems as though everywhere you turn, extreme fitness shows are popping up. NBC’s American Ninja Warrior® just started its eighth season and has a faithful following. Spartan Races® recently debuted on primetime TV as well, targeting fitness buffs and couch potatoes alike. Flip through Facebook and you’re likely to see a number of […]
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Are your on-site group fitness programs reaching ALL employees – even those in the back row?

Savvy employers know that implementing an effective workplace wellness program goes beyond simply trying to reduce health care costs – it’s also about establishing a culture of health and engaging employees to adopt and sustain meaningful, long-term healthy lifestyle changes that drive increased employee productivity and overall wellbeing. Employees spend most of their waking hours […]
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Momentum is building for value of investment (VOI) with health management programs

Employees are more optimistic. The number of sick days are declining. Talented people are staying longer. When openings occur, resumes from choice candidates flood your inbox. And productivity is on the rise. Do you believe that your health and wellness program plays a role in these kinds of positive developments — in addition to reducing […]
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Going global with your employee assistance and wellness programs? Make sure they are culturally relevant.

Over the next ten years, 75% of all United States-based companies will enter and compete in more countries1, yet 82% of these employers are seeking a single-source vendor solution for their employee assistance program (EAP) and wellness solution.1 If you’re considering an EAP and wellness program for international employees and expatriates, make sure you look […]
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Intriguing insights help identify next steps in creating a culture of health

Among large employers, 62% say it’s important to establish a culture of health. Yet only 23% say they’ve achieved it. Findings like this from the Fifth Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study reveal that while companies are strongly committed to workplace wellness, most still struggle with achieving a true culture of health. Our study of […]
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Companies succeed in engaging employees in their health and wellness

One of the world’s largest global airlines, Delta has approximately 76,000 employees and 170,000 health plan members. And, due to the nature of its business, reaching all those employees poses a significant challenge. Delta looked to Optum’s Personal Health Support (PHS-TP) solution for an innovative approach including: Comprehensive activation strategy that drives engagement across multiple, […]
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How do you know if your company’s wellness program is working?

Recently we visited a large health organization interested in Optum’s services to help extend the company’s wellness program to its operations in other countries. We asked about the senior leadership’s expectations for return on investment. The company rep looked a bit puzzled and replied that senior management had never pressed for any sort of measure […]
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