Results | Looking ahead
TI's employee health and wellness highlights for 2012 included being named the platinum winner in the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Awards by the National Business Group on Health. The award acknowledges creative, comprehensive and effective solutions that improve employee health, productivity and well-being.
We promoted a year-long wellness challenge that encouraged employees to lose 12 pounds (one per month) and/or take at least 12 minutes every day for a healthy activity. More than 1,600 employees participated.
We also continued offering wellness and biometric screenings to evaluate our U.S. employees' blood pressure, height, weight, body mass index, waist measurement, triglycerides, cholesterol and glucose levels. Employees could also meet with a health coach following the screening. Nearly one-third of employees (31 percent) participated.
Other highlights included:
In Texas, a West Nile virus outbreak triggered concern. We leveraged our internal communication channels to build employee awareness and shared tips to reduce exposure. We also proactively removed stagnant water from our properties.
- Receiving the Healthy Living Award for demonstrating an ongoing commitment to national standards of good practice in the food-service sector in Scotland.
- Deploying disability case-management software to improve integration between systems and automate the claim process.
- About 78 percent of U.S. employees and their families completed wellness assessments.
- Enrollment in high-deductible health plans increased to 39 percent.
- More than 800 employees and dependents took advantage of our Individual Health Management service.
- More than 1,000 employees took advantage of our Compass health advocacy service, available to Blue Cross/Blue Shield participants.
- Gave 5,946 employees and retirees immunizations from on-site flu clinics at various U.S. sites.
We have several plans to help improve occupational health and employee wellness in 2013, such as:
- Rolling out Weight Watchers at most sites. We will subsidize half the cost for up to 200 people.
- Offering additional weight-loss challenges.
- Continuing biometric screening programs at U.S. sites.
- Emphasizing flexible physical-fitness options with a new Winter Work-ins campaign.
- Continuing to partner with cafeterias to provide healthy food options at all sites.
- Collecting user and performance data on the Color Matters nutritional labeling program.
- Providing targeted safety and health education and prevention information to help reduce the incidence of work-related injury and illness.