On average, Americans who work full time, spend a third of their day at the office. Like schools, worksites present an opportunity to promote healthy habits and help prevent chronic illnesses.
Worksite wellness programs provide many benefits including:
- A decrease in missed work days, creating more productivity in the workplace.
- A decrease in the chance of seeking new employers, creating less turn around and a decrease in training costs.
- A decrease in the number of insurance claims filed, which decreases the cost of premiums and worker’s compensation claims.
In Georgia, the Be Well SHBP (State Health Benefit Plan) well-being program, administered by Healthways, offers comprehensive well-being tools, resources, services and incentives to support one’s goals for health and wellness. The program is available to non-Medicare Advantage Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia or UnitedHealthcare health plan option State Health Benefit Plan members and their covered spouse. If someone wants to take significant steps toward improved well-being or just a small move in the right direction, Healthways can help.
The well-being program provides benefits such as a well-being assessment, biometric screenings, Healthways well-being phone coaching, tobacco cessation, and a resource center and trackers for food, exercise and weight in Well-Being Connect®. In addition, Healthways conducts health promotion activities, such as cooking demos and developing walking routes for walking groups.
The Be Well SHBP program partners with Georgia Shape and other community partners to connect with schools to support employee wellness for Georgia teachers, school administrators and school staff. Through this partnership, the Be Well SHBP program has an opportunity to provide additional outreach to schools that are interested in the various types of support the program offers.
If you would like to learn more about the Be Well SHBP program, please visit BeWellSHBP.com.