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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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Role of wellness and culture of health at great lakes industry inc

“Role of Wellness and Culture of Health at Great Lakes Industry, Inc.


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

  • [email protected]


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