Wellness program at H.J. Martin off and running
H.J. Martin and Son recently launched its corporate wellness program for employees. More than 37 percent of the company’s employees already have enrolled in the voluntary initiative, which had no tie to insurance.
All participants have completed the three steps of sign-up, a biometrics assessment and a one-on-one meeting with a health coach.
Initial results have reflected positively on company employees, according to H.J. Martin Human Resource Manager Anne Prunty. Bellin Health representatives reported to Prunty in mid-January that H.J. Martin workers had an average score of 77.5 on their Health Risk Assessments (HRA), well above the 70.5 average score of all individuals screened by Healics.
“I’m pleased to be working at a company where employees embrace wellness,” says Prunty, “and are willing to talk about ways to make positive changes in their lives. I’m thrilled with our start.”
According to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), statistics routinely show that employers who utilize corporate wellness programs have decreased absenteeism, reduced health care expenses and increased productivity among employees.
An in-house wellness committee is being started in the first quarter of 2014, according to Prunty. By mid-year, related programs are planned, including “Lunch ‘N Learn” sessions.