HORAN Names 6 Employers “Best In Class Award Winners”

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HORAN announced the results from its annual Health Management Best Practices Survey at HORAN’s Health Management Symposium’s held in Cincinnati and Dayton on April 5 and 6.  This survey was conducted through HORAN’s Health Management WayTM, which leverages best practices, capitalizes on market expertise and utilizes client data to create unique wellness programs for organizations.

Through the review of all the data from 150 organizations spanning 13 industries and representing over 100,000 employees, HORAN recognized six employers for having best-in-class wellness programs. These programs are advanced in terms of their length of existence, design and key components, as well as overall results to date. Key components of the Best in Class Wellness Award Winners included an average program timetable exceeding 5 years; on-site biometric screens and health risk assessments with high participation rates; strong leadership engagement; spouse participation inclusive in the incentive structure; health coaching offered to participants on-site or via telephone; and a comprehensive communication plan involving senior leadership.

The honorees were Empire Marketing Strategies, Greenville Technology, Inc., Ohio Valley Flooring, Inc., Perfetti van Melle USA, Inc., RelaDyne and VonLehman & Company Inc.

Empire Marketing Strategies was able to achieve over 95% participation for employees and spouses completing a biometric screen and preventive exam.  Greenville Technology has a comprehensive wellness program that is approaching 10 years in place and provided their employees and spouses with a comprehensive biometric screen and health risk assessment, as well as health coaching in addition to many other wellness related resources.

In the past year, Ohio Valley Flooring has raised their premium discount incentive and achieved over 95% participation with their biometric screen and health risk assessment. Perfetti van Melle USA, Inc. shifted the focus of the wellness initiative from primarily health based, to focus on total wellbeing, incorporating the areas of physical, financial and emotional health. In 2016, they incentivized employees with a premium differential for completion of an onsite biometric screening and achieved 97% participation.

In just a few years, RelaDyne quickly engaged the majority of their employees to complete a biometric screen and utilize telephonic coaching to improve their health. This past year VonLehman & Company Inc. achieved 100% participation with their employees and spouses completing a biometric screen and health risk assessment.

These employers join HORAN’s Health Management Hall of Fame employers that were identified at the 2016 Health Management Symposium: RACO Industries, LLC., Montgomery County, Standard Textile Co., Inc., The Gorilla Glue Company, Forest Hills School District, Cincinnati Eye Institute, Stober Drives and Kadant Black Clawson LLC.


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