Need more proof of DE’s mantra that you don’t need to break the bank with costly, complicated wellness consultants or programs to see ROI in your company wellness program? Well, here’s yet another example over at The Regence Group in Portland, OR, where, according to the Portland Business Journal, they saved $9.2MM from their employee wellness program. How did they do it? What they didn’t do was make it complicated or costly. Here are a few excerpts from the article:
“We create programs internally, test them with employees and refine them from year to year. We’ve found that we do get very good engagement with anything that’s in person,” said Emily Boscacci, wellness program coordinator for Regence in Portland.
Less successful have been programs that rely too heavily on outside vendors.
“Holding events such as biometric screenings off site feels a little too patriarchial, in my opinion,” Boscacci said.
“Keep it simple. Eat better. Move more. Get better sleep quality. So much of health care information is complex. You have a short time frame to get people’s attention, and so many employers are getting caught up in the details,” said Boscacci.
Go read the whole article here: Regence employees take advantage of personal touch . Then, in just 5 minutes, set up an affordable DE group wellness challenge to see just how easy it can be to establish a culture of wellness at your organization without breaking the bank.