WellRight and Terryberry Partner to Expand Wellness Rewards Program Offering
Partnership forged with rewards recognition company Terryberry
Chicago, IL (June 4, 2018) 100-year-old Terryberry today announced the introduction of Terryberry Wellness, a cloud-based employee wellness program that provides an integrated portal for wellness education and activities, together with social encouragement and rewards for healthy behaviors.
The debut of Terryberry Wellness follows a new partnership between Terryberry and WellRight, a complete wellness program company, offering everything from comprehensive health assessments, biometrics and wellness education, to over 200 group and personal wellness challenges using gamification, fitness tracker integration, and reporting.
“Terryberry helps organizations build workplace cultures that foster their most valued attitudes, behaviors and contributions. For most businesses, healthy lifestyle choices are among those desired behaviors.” says Mike Byam, Terryberry’s Managing Partner. “The partnership with WellRight helps Terryberry provide our clients with an integrated solution for health assessment, education and challenges, plus communication, incentives and rewards, all within our 360 Recognition hub,” explained Byam.
Employee wellness programs continue to grow in size and scope throughout the country and are responsible for an average 150% return-on-investment for employers, according to a study by the Rand Corporation.
“Reducing health care costs and the strain that is placed on organizations when employees miss work due to illness are obvious reasons that investing in employee wellness is important,” Byam said, adding that emotional and mental wellness are also important elements of a healthy workforce. “But much more than that, wellness allows employees to live more fulfilling lives.”
“We are thrilled to find a trusted partner in Terryberry that shares our philosophy of encouraging, inspiring and rewarding healthy behaviors that bolster improved wellness,” stated Tad Mitchell, President and CEO at WellRight.
“A good employee wellness program encourages individuals to take their next steps toward becoming their best selves. When employees are feeling well physically, emotionally and have a purpose, they are more focused, energetic, and ready to give their best effort each day,” said Mitchell. “Our program covers the typical physical and nutritional dimensions, plus emotional, social, occupational, and financial dimensions, in order to address the needs of the whole person and overall well-being.”
Terryberry and WellRight will debut the Teryberry Wellness program with demonstrations available at the 2018 Society of Human Resources Management Conference in June.
About Terryberry: Founded by Herbert Terryberry in 1918, the company serves more than 25,000 clients throughout North America and Europe. Terryberry has been a major player in the innovation of employee recognition, including Give a WOW (www.terryberry.com/give-a-wow-social-recognition), the first-of-its-kind social media style employee recognition program launched anticipating the social media/business revolution in 2009, and the 360 Recognition Platform (www.terryberry.com/360-recognition-platform) which continues to evolve as new tools emerge and the company forecasts business needs. The majority of its employees work at its world headquarters at 2033 Oak Industrial Dr. NE. in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information, please visit www.terryberry.com.
About WellRight: WellRight powers over 200 corporate wellness programs with its flexible and fun-to-use software. Offering all the essentials (health assessment, fitness device integration, pre-built challenge library, health coaching, claims data analysis, biometrics, and a rewards engine), WellRight’s customizable design lets employers tailor these features so they can deliver wellness programs that are relevant to employees. This approach to corporate wellness helps organizations build a better culture and a better business while employees create healthy habits. For more information, please visit www.wellright.com.
WellRight and Marquee Health Team Up to Make Wellness Coaching Free for Employees and Families
Wellness Coaching for the Entire Family Creates Healthy Habits, Increases Success Rates for Corporate Wellness Programs
Chicago, IL (April 16, 2018) -- For many companies that offer wellness programs to employees, creating lasting change in employee behavior is an ongoing challenge. WellRight, a leading provider of corporate wellness programs, and Marquee Health, a top provider of health and wellness services, believe they have the solution: free wellness coaching—not just for employees, but for the families of employees as well.
The two companies have been partnering together since 2016 to provide Marquee Health wellness coaching for employees participating in a WellRight wellness program. The introduction of free coaching for employees and their families marks an enhancement of that relationship, which both companies believe will dramatically improve the results employers see from their wellness programs.
“This combined offering increases coaching effectiveness in two ways,” says Jonathon Short, President of Marquee Health. “First, combining coaching with WellRight’s platform to track activity between coaching sessions dramatically increases positive outcomes. It also gives our coaches visibility into what’s happening in between sessions, allowing them to do quick follow up communications as necessary. Second, extending coaching to employees’ families at no additional cost helps the entire family learn to make healthier choices—significantly increasing the odds that the employee’s new healthy habits will stick.”
Tad Mitchell, President and CEO of WellRight, sees coaching as a way to help people grow. “One of the reasons we partnered with Marquee Health is that their coaches are trained to coach on all aspects of wellness, not just physical wellness but also emotional, social, occupational, financial, and purpose,” he says. “That’s why we call them ‘life coaches.’ For example, the last several months my coach has been helping me with my goal to better understand other people—something that will have a huge impact on my life and overall wellness.”
Employees and their families can access the WellRight online portal to connect with a Marquee Health coach. To start, WellRight recommends members complete the Health Assessment, which analyzes six key dimensions of comprehensive well-being: physical, emotional, financial, social, occupational, and purpose—identifying areas where coaching might help the member. Coaching sessions are conducted via phone, email, or video call, and schedules are built around the member’s availability. Coaches help the member determine their well-being goals, develop a plan for achieving those goals, and then execute that plan—all with a gentle nudge of accountability to help drive success.
To learn more about the WellRight wellness program with Marquee Health wellness coaching, visit www.wellright.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WellRight delivers complete corporate wellness programs that address the six key dimensions of holistic health: physical, emotional, financial, social, occupational, and purpose. The program is easy to access via the WellRight online portal, smartphone apps (both Android and iOS), or text messaging, with integrations available for most wearables, fitness apps, and other wellness vendors. Every aspect of the program has been carefully designed to make well-being a lasting habit and includes variety and flexibility of customizable group and personal wellness challenges, a comprehensive Health Assessment, free coaching for employees and their families, clear progress bars to track results, and fun and customizable reward structures to build and maintain motivation and engagement. Learn more at www.wellright.com.
About Marquee Health
At Marquee Health, we have a collective passion for getting people healthy. We provide employers with a suite of health and wellbeing programs that support the improvement and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Health coaching and behavior modification, provided by our National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (NBC-HWC), is at the core of each of our successful solutions. For more information, visit www.marqueehealth.com or email email@example.com.
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