Humana was named the Healthiest Large Company in the South Florida Business Journal’s Healthiest Employer contest last week in Fort Lauderdale.
The Healthiest Employer awards program recognizes organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. The award utilizes an online assessment to measure wellness programming in six key categories: leadership commitment, which is critical in building a culture of success; having a strong foundation for long-term strength; a strategic plan for both near-term and long-term success; excellent communications, targeted to the workforce; programming that can be tailored to employees’ own interests; and a sound system for reporting and analysis.
The South Florida market takes well-being very seriously. The market started subsidized personal training classes three years ago. For $16 a month, associates have unlimited access to 40 weekly group training sessions and daily yoga, Zumba, spinning, cardio, kickboxing and Pilates classes. Three full-time trainers host monthly challenges like the Biggest Loser Challenge, a Spring Olympics Challenge and Couch to 5K.
The market hosts weekly outdoor meditation classes, daily 15-minute stretch breaks and monthly Lunch and Learns. In addition, over the past year more than 300 associates have participated in CPR training.
Recently, the market added fit stations in each of their buildings – treadmills and stationary bikes retrofit with desks so associates can work and exercise safely at the same time.
Through assessment data, Humana associates were seen to have strong compassion for Purpose, so Humana offered Volunteer Time Off (VTO) starting in 2015. This new benefit helped associates surpass the 2017 volunteerism goal of 28% of associates, with nearly 40% volunteering in 2015. Humana has since reset its volunteerism goal to 50% by 2017.
On a monthly basis South Florida associates volunteer at Feeding South Florida. Over the past year they have sorted over 150,000 pounds of food, which equates to 100,000 meals served.
As a whole, Team Humana participates in a number of community walks including the March of Dimes March for Babies, the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides for Breast Cancer and Relay for Life community walks, the American Diabetes Associations Step Out for Diabetes, the Komen Breast Cancer Walk and many more. On a regular basis, associates also collect food and toiletry items for local shelters.
The South Florida market hosts several health and well-being fairs throughout the year. At these events associates unite to learn more about Humana sponsored well-being programs and ways that they can earn wellness dollars. At each event, community partners are invited to host a table and educate associates.
The news article announcing the award cited Humana’s journey to help people achieve lifelong well-being and the company’s commitment to its Bold Goal. “The focus was to foster a culture to bring that purpose alive inside its own associate community,” the article said.
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