Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our Presenter: Bill Frankel, Executive Vice President and Principal of Be Well Solutions

Wellness has been the buzzword in business for the past few years. More and more organizations of all sizes are venturing into the wellness arena in order to cut healthcare related expenses. This has led to more insurance companies, healthcare organizations, employee assistance programs, brokers, and entrepreneurs jumping on the wellness bandwagon. Website after website will tout the wellness services offered by these opportunists. Organizations are left wondering what to do. Questions arise. What components of wellness are important? How does my organization measure return on investment (ROI)? How much does wellness cost? Finally, is my organization a good candidate for wellness?

Wellness is all about reducing risk factors. Valid research indicates that up to 70% of the leading causes of death are preventable through lifestyle change, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes.

True corporate wellness is not simply having a walking program or having all employees complete a health risk assessment. According to an article in the Harvard Business Review (“What’s the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?” Dec. 2010), there are six key pillars of an effective workplace wellness program. The study on which the article is based researched ten companies that implemented all six pillars. All ten companies, regardless of size, realized big ROI. The six pillars include:

1. Mutlilevel Leadership
2. Alignment
3. Scope, Wellness and Quality
4. Accessivility
5. Partnership
6. Communication

The result of incorporating all six pillars into a wellness program will include lower healthcare costs, increased participation and high morale.

Meet Bill Frankel: As the Executive Vice President and Principal of Be Well Solutions, Mr. Frankel provides comprehensive wellness services including screening, intervention and incentive tracking. Bill has consulted for organizations throughout the United States. He is a nationally recognized speaker on topics including sustained wellness, stress management, exercise and nutrition, organizational change, leadership development, and maximizing ROI.

Bill will be presenting “Employee Wellness Programs – Healthy Lives, Healthy Bottom Lines” on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015. Come learn how all organizations, regardless of size can reap the benefits of engaging in wellness. In addition, learn a few tips on how you and your families can live longer, healthier lives.