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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.

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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
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