The Vitality Group, part of the worlds first and largest incentive-based wellness program, has recently added several new clients in the U.S. committed to improving the health and well-being of their employees in addition to their bottom line. Companies include Ampac, Durr Systems, Inc., HealthCare Partners of Nevada, Johnson Financial Group, Minneapolis Public Schools, SIRVA, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Vitality member earn rewards for their efforts to live healthier lives through participation in a range of well-being activities and tools.
We make it a top priority to invest in our talent — our employees are our greatest asset, said Meg Pais, Chief Human Resources Officer for SIRVA. With this initiative, we are providing employees and their families with unprecedented resources and incentives to ensure they have the tools they need to achieve the highest quality of life.
Alan Pollard, CEO of The Vitality Group, commented, Healthier employees tend to be more productive, less stressed, happier and have lower healthcare claims costs. With 2014 upon us, this is the perfect time for employers to invest in a comprehensive, incentive-based wellness program like Vitality that will help employers engage and motivate their employees to meet wellness goals year round that reduce healthcare costs and increase productivity.
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 prostate exam or mammogram and participating in health education program. Members are incentivized for their participation throughout the program and earn Vitality Bucks, redeemable for merchandise on the Vitality Mall.
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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 best-in-class insurers around the world, including VitalityHealth and VitalityLife in the United Kingdom, PingAn in China and our newest venture, AIA in Singapore, which was announced in July.