Q2 benchmarks for successful wellness programs


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Q2 benchmarks for successful wellness programs

  1. 1. BENCHMARKS FOR SUCCESSFUL WELLNESS PROGRAMSCopyright © 2013 ShapeUp, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary & Confidential shapeup.com 1
  2. 2. Benchmarks for successful wellness programs 1• Senior leadership support 2• Operating plan 3• Measurable health improvement 4• Demonstrable ROI 5• Peer encouragement and support 6• Critical mass 7• Participant satisfaction 2
  3. 3. 1. Senior Leadership Support• Support of CEO or respected community leaders demonstrates that wellness is a priority• Leaders help set the vision and serve as role models• Aids in creating a culture of wellness from the top down 3
  4. 4. 2. Operating Plan• Determine and set program goals• Align with company objectives• Increase transparency and success metrics 4
  5. 5. 3. Measurable Health Improvement• Metrics tend to focus on direct costs, e.g. health, disability, prescription drug, and workers compensation claims, along with initial and ongoing investment• But how can we better quantify benefits to health? • BMI • Prevention of disease and serious illness • Absenteeism • Presenteeism 5
  6. 6. 4. Demonstrable ROI• Demonstrable ROI for wellness programs provides support for continuing and increasing program investment• Body of evidence showing ROI of employee wellness programs between $2-$3 for every dollar spent 6
  7. 7. 5. Peer Encouragement and Support• Social networks influence health behavior change. When we work together with the people in our social network, we’re more likely to achieve our health goals. http://www.shapeup.com/PDFs/Study- Social-Influence-Affects-Weight.pdf• Peers know each other best. Enable them to personalize wellness so they can engage, encourage, and support each other. 7
  8. 8. 6. Critical Mass• Provide a variety of options and ways in which individuals can participate.• Increase viral spread of program by facilitating peer invitations and team formation around common goals.• It can take time to achieve critical mass. Brand program, and continue to enhance year after year. 8
  9. 9. 7. Participant Satisfaction• Regularly survey participants about satisfaction with various aspects of the program• Ask for suggestions for future programs and program enhancements• Make results available to all involved 9
  10. 10. Additional Information• Wellness Council of America’s Seven Benchmarks http://www.welcoa.org/wellworkplace/index.php• Management Support for Worksite Wellness https://www.ndworksitewellness.org/getstarted/management-support.htm• Building a Stronger Evidence Base for Employee Wellness Programs http://www.nihcm.org/pdf/Wellness%20FINAL%20electonic%20version.pdf• Employers Fail at Measuring Wellness Program ROI http://www.benefitspro.com/2012/05/04/employers-fail-at-measuring- wellness-program-roi 10
  11. 11. Prepared by: ShapeUp www.shapeup.com @shapeupdotcomCopyright © 2013 ShapeUp, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Proprietary & Confidential shapeup.com