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“Role of Wellness and Culture of Health at Great Lakes Industry, Inc. GLI’s Commitment. 2001: “Manage health care risks and costs and improve the health status of our employees and families.”

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gli s commitment
GLI’s Commitment

2001: “Manage health care risks and costs and improve the health status of our employees and families.”

2005: “Help our employees & spouses improve their health & manage their health risks – will eventually lower costs and improve our quality of life at home and work.”

personal health improvement program goals
Personal Health Improvement Program - Goals
  • Promote personal accountability for managing health status
  • Help people with chronic disease manage their health
  • Ultimately reduce our costs
    • Put off or avoid the big event
    • Prevent problems instead of just fixing them
    • Follow the $- healthy people don’t cost as much – sick people cost more
  • Keep healthy people healthy
  • Prevention and good health is our best option to reduce costs over the long haul
personal health improvement program thru it s your life
Personal Health Improvement Programthru “It’s Your Life”
  • Includes:
    • Health Risk Appraisals
    • Health screenings
    • Personal coaching sessions 2 -6 times per year
    • Health education (healthy eating, fitness)
    • On-site Fitness Room
    • Tobacco Cessation Program- dropped to 0%
linking wellness to benefits plan
Linking Wellness to Benefits Plan
  • Incentives:
    • Prior to 2006, premium discounts
    • 2006-present, part of our benefit plan
    • Savings of $ 500 per year for single employee and $1000 per year for family.
  • Individualized, confidential, goal setting
  • Strong leadership from upper management
  • Spouses are part of the program
environment changes
Environment Changes
  • Eliminated vending machines and added a refrigerator for employees to bring their own items;
  • On-site Fitness Room
  • Began providing fruits and vegetables in 2000;
  • Tobacco Free Company Property Wide since 2006;
  • Factory air and noise quality audits
education is part of culture
Education is part of Culture
  • Hiring Process
  • New employee education: required class for any employee and spouse who takes our benefit plan.
  • Individual meetings prior to open enrollment
  • Company wide meetings
  • Health promotion education classes
company wide meetings
Company Wide Meetings

Total Medical and Pharmacy Costs Paid by Quarter for Three Groups

Musich,Schultz,Burton,Edington. DM&HO. 12(5):299-326, 2004

fitness conditioning education
Stretching classes

Exercise basics/strength training

Group or individual

Company events:

Trekkin’ Across America

Fitness & Conditioning:Education
healthy habits company meals nutrition
Healthy Habits:Company Meals/Nutrition
  • Parties
  • Potlucks
  • Continuing to bring in healthy meal choices
  • Nutrition Education
questions
Questions?

Larry Schultz

President

(517) 784-3153

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