3) Partner up.
At Kearney (1st place, 500-1,499 employees), a global management consulting firm, one of its unique benefits is LifeCare Complete by Care.com. Employees have access to life specialists for coaching, free tutoring, subsidized home and center child care, support for aging parents and discounts on basic necessities. To support mental health issues during the pandemic, virtual care for employees has been made available through Doctor on Demand. Kearney covers 100% of the cost of virtual therapy. “Our wellness programs signal to employees that we care about the whole person, not just their productivity,” says Todd Bolhouse, director of benefits and payroll, Kearney. Moving truck rental company U-Haul (1st place, 5,000+ employees) has partnered with Rx Savings Solutions to save over $873,000 since March 2020 on pharmacy fees. Approximately 97% of employees are enrolled in the program.
4) Know your employees.
U-Haul also recently launched a type 2 diabetes program that all team members can access. Diabetes was one of the company’s biggest health issues, leading to costly medical claims. The program aims to reverse the disease and improve employee health and quality of life.
5) Leverage the corporate culture.
The values of Heart, Integrity, Excellence and Respect are woven into AssetMark’s benefits and wellness programs (3rd place, 500-1,499 employees). In February, for Heart Health Month, the company held a “kudogram” fundraiser on Valentine’s Day. The associates sent “kudos” online to show their appreciation for their colleagues. A total of 847 kudos were submitted, raising $3,000 for the American Heart Association. The company also held a virtual blood drive using the Red Cross donor app to schedule and track appointments. The blood drive touched 400 lives and raised $4,000.