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Implementing Workplace Wellness Programs that get Results. September 12 , 2013 Presented by Bev Losey, CLU. Today’s Topics. Why Workplace Wellness – The Issues “How-to” in Workplace Wellness Examples of Workplace Wellness Committee Work Who are the Players
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Programs that get Results
September 12, 2013
Bev Losey, CLU
Workplace Wellness is “an organized, employer – sponsored program that is designed to support employees (and sometimes, their families) as they adopt and sustain behaviors that reduce health risks, improve quality of life, enhance personal effectiveness, and benefit the organization’s bottom line.”
Harvard Business Review
What factors influence a decision to implement a workplace wellness program?
Source: Zywave2012 Wellness Benefits Survey.
* Source: Callup-Healthways Well-Being Index 2011.
** Source: Ann Hewitt – Senior VP of national absence management consulting practice leader, 2013.
The Return on Investment (ROI) is clear. ROI for implementing health improvement programs is an average of $5.50 savings in absenteeism and medical costs.
These eight MODIFIABLEbehaviors cause these 15 conditions which drive 80% of the chronic illness costs:
Coronary artery disease
Chronic kidney disease
Poor standard of care compliance
Lack of health screening
Source: The World Economic forum :
The New Discipline of Workforce Wellness.
Enhancing Corporate Performance by Tackling
Chronic Disease” 2010.
7 Best Practices for Building a Wellness Program
Get senior level support. Successful wellness programs start at the top.
Form a wellness team. Creating a culture of health takes passionate leadership from all levels of the organization.
Use data to drive wellness initiatives. Employers often struggle with what wellness initiatives have to offer. A survey, assessment checklist, and health risk appraisal approach guides employers where to focus your efforts.
No program is successful without a plan. Develop an annual workplace wellness operating plan, starting with a vision statement.
Choose appropriate health initiatives. Collecting data will help you decide what wellness initiatives to promote. Note a variety of lower cost resources and activities exist.
Create a corporate environment that supports wellness. Support a culture of health, from top to bottom and bottom to top.
Evaluate the outcome of workplace wellness initiatives. Determine what works and what doesn’t so you can plan for the next year.
Find Your Wellness
a Wellness Team
Trend: Looking to Incent Outcomes/Results versus Behaviors.
Find the leadership mode that will
best inspire each employee:
Source: The Healthiest You Program
Remember to appeal to a variety of generations, ethnicities,
Socioeconomic and education levels, and gender; i.e. customization works.