Navigation Links
HealthFitness Helps Herbalife Engage Employees in Wellness Promotion Program Through Strategic Use of Incentives
Date:7/21/2009

MINNEAPOLIS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing a corporate wellness plan is an important step in realizing a healthy, more productive workforce. However, without employee engagement, even the best wellness plans won't have an impact. A new issue brief from HealthFitness (NYSE Amex: FIT) explores how Herbalife is motivating its employees to become active in the company's Wellness For Life program.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090122/CG61641LOGO)

Herbalife, a global nutrition company, has a well- earned reputation for its culture of health, as evidenced by its state-of-the-art fitness facility, liberal workday work out policies and corporate sponsorships of worldwide and local athletic events. In 2008, the company took its commitment to employee health to the next level by contracting with HealthFitness to implement a comprehensive, financially-driven wellness program that ties together screening data, health advising and coaching with monetary incentives to encourage employee participation.

"We wanted to roll out Wellness for Life in a big way and get employees feeling positive about it," explained Debbie Lujan, Herbalife's senior director of compensation strategy and services. "HealthFitness provided us with guidance regarding various dollar amounts and the levels of participation that each tends to draw. With that information in hand, combined with the CEO's desire to reward employees with fitness-related merchandise, we came up with a tier of incentives that are helping to remove barriers to employee participation."

The incentives, which can total as much as $500 in merchandise and health care benefits premium reductions -- depending on the extent of an employee's involvement in health risk assessments and wellness activities -- are working. Herbalife reports that initial employee participation rates have surpassed original targets. For example, a total of 1,055 individuals out of 1,286 eligible employees participated in biometric screenings to test for cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure and obesity levels. Furthermore, 85 percent of Herbalife employees who are eligible to use the fitness center are now registered members.

"Incentives are vital to any wellness program's success. But to be effective, incentives must be meaningful to a company's employees," said Gregg O. Lehman, HealthFitness president and CEO. "Initial participation rates achieved at Herbalife confirm that the incentives selected for their unique population and culture have hit the mark."

The issue brief, "Herbalife: Successfully Driving Employee Engagement with Incentives," provides additional detail about Herbalife's incentives program and includes additional research about the positive impact incentives have on employee engagement.

To read more or to access HealthFitness issue briefs, go to www.hfit.com/briefs.cfm.

About HealthFitness

HealthFitness is an award-winning provider of integrated health promotion and fitness management solutions to Fortune 500 companies, the health care industry and individual consumers. With 30-plus years of experience, HealthFitness partners with employers to effectively manage health care and productivity costs by improving individual health and well-being. HealthFitness provides a portfolio of solutions, including best-in-class integration, INSIGHT(R) Health Risk Assessments, screenings, EMPOWERED Health Coaching, and fitness facility design and management. For more information on HealthFitness, visit www.hfit.com.

Available Topic Expert(s): For information on the listed expert(s), click appropriate link.

Gregg O. Lehman

https://profnet.prnewswire.com/Subscriber/ExpertProfile.aspx?ei=86090


'/>"/>
SOURCE HealthFitness
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HealthFitness Makes Compelling Case for Employee Health Management
2. New Partnership Between FirstCare and HealthFitness Provides Cost-Effective Preventive Health Solutions for Small- to Mid-Size Companies
3. HealthFitness Added to the Russell Microcap Index
4. Several HealthFitness Clients Earn National Recognition for Employee Health Initiatives
5. HealthFitness to Present at the Noble Financial 2009 Fifth Annual Equity Conference
6. HealthFitness Announces New Employee Health Partnership With State of Nebraska
7. HealthFitness to Present at the B. Riley 10th Annual Las Vegas Investor Conference
8. HealthFitness Announces Year-End 2008 Financial Results
9. HealthFitness to Report Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results
10. New SVP of Business and Corporate Development Joins HealthFitness
11. Driving Consumer Engagement Is Focus of Address by Healthfitness Chief Medical Officer at Watson Wyatt Health Care Solutions Event
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network ... the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased ... location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches ... success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in ... than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of ... verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. ... throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... up with the American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive ... care to seniors and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and ... women in the world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ... will take whatever measures required to build a strong ... which is currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current ... Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in ... understand, not only by the Company, but shareholders and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  Global ... a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the ... needs, today announced the closing of its previously ... common stock, at the public offering price of ... the offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 The Academy of ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to ... entities that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move ... of new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions ... appear on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: