UBA Spring Conference detailed on Garver Wellness Program
Garver’s Wellness Program has for more than a decade served as a key pillar to the company’s award-winning culture. Created by company leadership to promote a healthy work-life balance, the employee-run program is designed to provide the resources necessary for improved mental and physical well-being.
Wellness Team Manager Sarah Palmiero and Wellness Coordinator Whitney Gorsegner presented details on Garver’s Wellness Program at the United Benefit Advisors Spring Conference this month in Chicago. The presentation, titled “Using Corporate Wellness to Reduce Claims Drivers and Create a Happier, Healthier Workforce,” touched on support and resources provided to create the program, innovative programming concepts, and measurements of success.
“The majority of our employees rank benefits and company initiatives positively when discussing why they came to work for Garver,” Palmiero said. “Our Wellness Program strives to always provide the most meaningful programs that keep our employees engaged, because what has always set us apart is our culture.”
Among the benefits provided by Garver’s Wellness Program are free on-site exercise facilities or gym fee reimbursements at every office, a points program that enables employees to lower insurance premiums by participating in activities focusing on financial, mental, occupational, physical, and social wellness, quarterly challenges focusing on healthy behaviors, and an internal portal to help keep track of it all.
“It’s more than just eating fruits and vegetables or getting your steps in,” Gorsegner said. “Garver Wellness offers innovative and comprehensive wellness services to empower our employees to take responsibility for their overall well-being.”
According to claims benchmark data, Garver employees exhibit lifestyle disease markers – such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, overweight and obesity, and depression – less than the national average. Claims cost are also below the national average.
Garver is celebrating its centennial year in 2019. To learn more, visit our centennial celebration page.