The Vitality Group, part of the world’s first and largest incentive-based wellness program, has added several notable employers to its growing client roster in the U.S. this year.
Some of the latest organizations committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees by offering the Vitality program include:
- Allied Specialty Vehicles
- Allison Transmission, Inc.
- Dimension Data North America
- Hospital for Special Surgery
- Mylan Inc.
- Nortek, Inc.
- Quality Systems, Inc.
“As Vitality approaches 200 client organizations and 800,000 members in all 50 states, we continue to motivate long-term change in employee health through member engagement, healthy outcomes, product innovation, research, and global expansion,” said Alan Pollard, CEO, The Vitality Group. “We’re on track for an exciting year that includes new partnerships and program features to enhance our member experience as we move full force into a new era of workplace wellness.”
Vitality member Patrick Gillespie, an Intellectual Property Engineering Manager at Emerson Climate Technologies Division, commented “Vitality has encouraged me to continue exercising more regularly and keep track of my daily activity. The program has helped me lose 10 unwanted pounds since the New Year.”
How Vitality Works
Members start with an online Health Risk Assessment that identifies relative risk factors for each member and provides them with their Vitality Age™. This is a scientifically calculated representation of their risk-adjusted or “true” age, allowing each member to easily understand how their current behaviors are impacting their health.
Each member is then presented with a Personal Pathway™, a recommended set of activities and goals to assist them in improving their health. Members can select from more than 30 health-related activities including exercising, achieving health goals such as losing weight or stopping smoking, receiving routine preventive care, such as a mammogram and participating in a health education program. Members are incentivized for their participation throughout the program and earn rewards.
The Vitality Group is a member of Discovery Ltd., offering an incentive-based wellness program to employers as part of their benefits program. With a foundation based on actuarial science and behavioral economic theory, Vitality encourages changes in lifestyle that reduce health care costs, both in the short run and long term, by rewarding members for addressing their specific health issues. Vitality wellness programs serve companies in a wide range of sizes and industries, improving individuals’ health and wellbeing as well as employers’ bottom lines.
Vitality brings a global perspective through successful partnerships with large employers and best-in-class insurers around the world in countries including the United States, United Kingdom, South Africa, China, Europe and more recently Singapore and Australia.