ROYAL OAK, Mich., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After six years of trying various wellness programs, a Michigan plumbing, heating, cooling and electrical company came to the same conclusion many other businesses have been forced to face; unenthusiastic employee participation and weak outcome data that offered real solutions.
Carol Gatewood, President, AJ Danboise, recognized her company needed help. "We have worked with many wellness providers," he said, "and were previously challenged with engaging our workforce and getting the measurable results needed to combat rising health care costs and direct our resources."
Recent surveys reveal the majority of businesses have some type of wellness program but have no way to measure if it is working. The latest Health and Productivity Survey by Willis reveals two troubling statistics:
- 38% of worksites do not have enough data to calculate Return on Investment.
- 32% of businesses do not have enough time or staff to measure program success.
To help business resolve these issues, Wellco recently launched the first and only system to track company wellness efforts and identify the most effective opportunities. Its Wellness Positioning System™ incorporates data from wellness programs and health benefits into an actionable "scorecard" to improve engagement, outcomes and return on investment.
The Wellness Positioning System™ scorecard incorporates a proprietary 27-point assessment into a dashboard of 4 key opportunities:
- Wellness effectiveness
- Prevention Impact
- Medical Costs
Gatewood reports measurable and positive results with Wellco; "Since partnering with Wellco we have achieved 100% wellness program participation and have decreased our medical costs by more than 15%."
Wellco President, Scott Foster, believes the Wellness Positioning System™ is the answer many businesses are looking for. "Until now," he observes, "businesses didn't have resources to benchmark and improve wellness outcomes without paying a fortune to giant consulting firms. Wellco is proud to provide businesses with affordable, easy-to-use and reliable comparative information to control health care costs."
Wellco fixes health and wellness programs for organizations that want to measurably improve health costs and conditions. Wellco currently offers a free, 7-point wellness program review and planning guide to help you avoid the most common mistakes and identify the most promising improvement opportunities. For your free review, or for more information, call Wellco today, at 866-636-WELL (9355) or visit www.wellcocorp.com.