Moreton & Company offers a specialized Population Health team to assist clients with implementing workplace programs that engage employees in improving their health and well-being.
What is a workplace wellness program?
Employees are at their best when their well-being is supported. Organizations of every size across all industries are now including wellness initiatives with their benefits package, to meet the physical and mental health needs of their people.
With Moreton & Company, you have access to a dedicated team who are passionate about health and wellness. We work with insurance carriers, vendors, and community providers to assist you with offering your employees health and wellness resources that supports healthy and happy lifestyles.
Health and wellness goals are unique, that’s why one-size-fits-all wellness programs generate mediocre results. We believe in flexible, multi-dimensional options that combine scalable services with proven motivational principles, so your employees can improve their well-being quickly and effectively.
How does it work?
A personalized approach
Investing in a workplace wellness program doesn’t have to be intimidating or costly. We have a suite of healthy challenges, vendor relationships, marketing materials, community resources, live and virtual events, and other ready-to-launch initiatives to create or enhance your wellness program.
Your questions answered
Here are some commonly asked questions about this solution from our clients. If you have additional questions or want to learn more, reach out to us.
Our company has never had a wellness program. Where do we start?
Whether you already offer a workplace wellness program or need guidance on implementing one, we invite you to take advantage of our dedicated Population Health & Wellness team. We begin the process with a discovery call, so that our team can assess and understand your organization’s specific needs and goals with a wellness program. We’ll then propose solutions and options that can help you achieve those goals. Our services include ongoing support for your human resources department or employee benefits team, including marketing materials, event coordination, health challenges, committee support, and strategic planning.
What are the current best practices for wellness programs?
Through our own experience assisting our clients and through research conducted by our community partners, we continuously analyze and track what seems to work and what doesn’t in workplace wellness programs. While wellness programs can look very different from company to company, there are a few fundamental principles to keep in mind regarding employee participation and engagement.
1. One-size-fits-all programs don’t engage employees. Not everyone has the same health concerns or goals, so offering a basic, stock wellness plan does not typically lead to high engagement. The best wellness programs have support for various life stages and consider all aspects of health (physical, mental, emotional, social, financial, etc.).
2. Creating a community and culture of wellbeing goes a long way. Great wellness programs find ways to make the goal of getting healthy social activity. Regular program reminders, incorporating wellness challenges in staff meetings, and creating a culture of celebrating successes are just a few ways to make your wellness program something employees can do together and generate higher engagement. Leadership engagement is key, and leaders who are examples and advocates for the program can increase their employees’ participation.
3. Incentives lead to higher engagement. Insurance premium discounts, free food, employee recognition, gift cards, raffle tickets – if there is a prize to be won, employees get it done (more often at least.)
Do you work with health insurance carriers and vendors who offer wellness programs?
Yes! We work with health insurance carriers to integrate their wellness offerings into your program, including Employee Assistance Program vendors. Many health insurance carriers pay for biometric screenings, preventive flu shot clinics, and even onsite dental cleanings. We partner with them to coordinate services, to ensure you get the maximum value from your employee benefits and wellness program.
Our team consistently stays up to date on good quality and innovative vendors in the market through our vendor vetting process. We vet these vendors in all areas such as overall service, mental health capabilities, assistance for chronic conditions, and other unique areas. Our team goes through an extensive process of identifying solutions that can provide quality at the best price.
What resources do you have for mental health in the workplace?
We are seeing a major increase in the need for mental health support. We have partnered with groups like NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, local health departments, and local community non-profits who are happy to speak to your employees at little to no cost. We also have a library of educational materials, tips and healthy habits, short-term health challenges, and other tools that specifically address the challenges associated with mental health.
What are the costs associated with a workplace wellness program?
There is no additional cost to utilize our Population Health team. Our wellness services are included as part of our employee benefits solution. However, there may be costs associated with using carrier or vendor wellness services. We also recommend that our clients consider investing financially in incentives to encourage their employees to participate in wellness services. Be assured that we have options to fit every organization’s budget and resources.
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