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Corporate Wellness Programs
Increasingly, it is now being recognized that the workplace has a potent effect on people’s health. When people are satisfied with their jobs, they are more productive and tend to be healthier. When employees feel that their workplace environment is negative, they feel stressed. Stress has large impact on employees’ mental and physical health, and in turn, on productivity.

Consultant Graham Lowe has identified five components of workplace culture that directly affect employees’ health and the health of the organization overall: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie. The underlying idea is that companies must genuinely care about the wellbeing of their employees.

Companies that want to attract and retain good workers have leaders who understand the connection between employee satisfaction and employee health, and believe that workplace wellness is a business strategy.

Employers know that workers are looking for jobs that pay well, have good benefits, are interesting, and include excellent health and safety programs. In today’s competitive hiring market, it has become more important than ever for companies to enhance job satisfaction and ensure that workers enjoy being on the job. Workplace wellness benefits both employers and employees.

For business enquiry,
Ariz Rizvi, National Head at ariz_rizvi@apollolife.com or call +91-8008925553
 
The Apollo Life Corporate Wellness Solutions
The Apollo Life Corporate Wellness Program is an end-to-end initiative with constant facilitation in enhancing wellness and overall productivity of each corporate.  It is an effort by corporate India along with Apollo Life to improve the quality of life of your workforce, because healthy employees are an organizations greatest asset.

At Apollo Life, we believe in results. Our processes guarantee superb results if followed correctly. We work with corporates at an individual as well as on a group level. A complete health profile along with a plan for solutions by our experts is handed over to every individual. 
The Corporate Wellness Program is provided to employees as a combination of educational, organizational and environmental activities designed to support behaviour conducive to health. Comprising of health fairs, education, medical screening, coaching, onsite fitness programs and facilities designed to change employee behaviour in order to achieve better health and reduce associated health risks.
 
Solutions and Services

Online Health Scan
The online Health Assessment Scan is developed by top medical professionals from across the country. It comprises the following sections: 
  • Medical History
  • Lifestyle
  • Fitness and Exercise
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Stress and Psychology
  • Dependency Management
Employees of various corporate organizations undertake the scan and Apollo Life provides them with a personalized wellness prescription. The prescription provides a detailed current and overall health status of the individual.

The scans comprise of three categories according to the prescription required by the corporate.
  • Platinum Scan - includes a comprehensive scan including beauty and Ayurveda. The prescription elaborates many easy ways to make lifestyle corrections. To add on, a personalized diet is also included with access to tele-counselling services.
  • Gold Scan - includes a comprehensive prescription along with few lifestyle related solutions. A personalized graph is also generated depicting comparative results between the current and the previous health status of the employee along with the areas that would require immediate attention. A generalized diet prescription is also included in the prescription.
  • Silver Scan - includes a brief one page report along with the good and bad factors that need considerable improvement in the employee’s lifestyle.

Profiling

  • Individual Profile: Every participating employee is provided with an individualized prescription covering all the sections in the health report depicting health and lifestyle related issues.
  • Corporate Group Profile: A consolidated report comprising the health status of its employees on findings of the Health Survey will be provided as a Group Profile to the corporate. It highlights the areas of concern that need immediate attention. A corrective action plan is also suggested.
Follow-up Diagnostic Scan
The online health scan will be carried out again after a period of 12 months. It can also be done as per the urgency and needs of the corporate. This follow-up is done in order to show a comparison between the previous health status and the current health status of the employee after undertaking the services provided by Apollo Life.

Follow-up Group Profile
Group Profile is prepared again on the basis of the second health scan. It highlights the difference between the previous and current health status of the corporate as a whole.

Counselling
After evaluating the corporate group profile, Apollo Life provides the corporate with a series of counselling sessions to facilitate the Corporate in making the lifestyle corrections and implementing the prescribed corrective action plans.

Group Counselling/ Talk
Apollo Life conducts talks within the premises of the respective corporate, based on the HRA, addressing major health and lifestyle concerns of the employees. Each talk will be of 45-60 minutes duration and maximum participation per talk will be around 40. After each talk, various queries of the participants will be answered by our Wellness Life Coaches. Our Life coaches are accredited by the Apollo Institute of Education and Research.

Individual/ one-on-one counselling Apollo Life provides on-site lifestyle counselling to participants as per their requirements. The employees can take the advantage of personal counselling as Apollo Life gives the provision to station a counsellor in the corporate premises 30 hours/ month.

Tele-counselling
Apollo Life provides psychological tele-counselling to participants as per their requirements. Every individual who takes the Platinum and Gold Wellness Scan will be counselled over the telephone by our lifestyle counsellors on various aspects concerning:
  • Nutrition & Diet
  • Exercise & Fitness
  • Stress Management
  • Dependency Management
  • Consulting a General Physician
Specialized Programs
Can be created when required:
  • The Quit Tobacco and Smoking Program
  • The Alcohol Dependency Management Program
Corporate Health Facilities Management
Apollo Life provides management of corporate health facilities such as gyms, cafeteria, Occupational Health Centres etc.
  • Canteen Assessments
  • Gym Management
  • Stress Checks
  • Sleep Management
Note: Ideally, a wellness program needs to be made available throughout the year for any impact to be felt or sustained. Corporate organizations can select from the basket of services or Apollo Life can advise on the basis of a need analysis. A custom made package as per the needs can also be created to suit corporate/ industry needs.
 
CII - Apollo Life Corporate Wellness Awards

Promoting a Healthier Workforce for Emerging India
The CII-Apollo Corporate Wellness Awards are awarded every year to recognize those corporate organizations that achieve excellent standards in promoting health among their employees.
The awards establish the wellness status of corporate India through strategic health audits conducted by Apollo’s expert assessment methodology. Such an assessment has a three-pronged benefit:
  • For the individual, each employee receives a customized wellness prescription following health evaluation.
  • For the corporate, this enables better planning of employee health improvement strategies since healthy employees are not only more productive, they also cost less on insurance, hospitalization and medicare.
  • For the nation, a healthier workforce is imperative to realizing our vision of emerging as an economic giant.

Status of Corporate Health in India
The awards are the direct outcome of research conducted by Apollo Life, an initiative of Apollo Hospitals that indicated that the abysmal state of corporate health in India. The key indicators were:

  • Overweight - 32 %
  • Physically unfit - 48 %
  • Stress - 50 %
  • Smoking - 24 %

Over the years, rapid changes in the disease pattern, and rapid urbanization, have led to an ‘epidemiological transition’ in developing countries like India, where deaths from non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular, cerebrovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes are seeing an unprecedented rise.

Amongst corporate India, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high work pressure, smoking and excessive alcohol consumption – all modifiable risk factors – are manifesting in chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, cancer and cardiac ailments.
The CII-Apollo Life Corporate Wellness Awards are an alliance between the Apollo Hospitals Group and the Confederation of India Industry (CII). Apollo Munich Health Insurance Co. Ltd. Is a key sponsor of the awards.

The awards are the outcome of the vision of Padma Vibhushan Dr Prathap C Reddy, Chairman Apollo Hospitals Group and Chairman CII Healthcare Committee, who says, “We believe that Workplace Wellness can be a corporate strategy to increase productivity and reduce illness related costs – for the employers, the employees and the nation. Post the economic downturn, there is a growing realization that there is a limit to what monetary policy can do, and individuals, organizations and governments alike are re-learning the goodness of savings and cost-cutting methods through preventive health methodologies. The CII-Apollo Corporate Wellness Awards are Apollo’s mantra for health.”

In the first year, over 581 corporates, covering 2,29,000 employees were evaluated from over 32 cities. The jury comprised office bearers of NIN (National Institute of Nutrition), IAOH (Indian Association of Occupational Health), IOA (Indian Olympic Association), NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health), IAS (Indian Association of Sports Medicine) etc. The winners were selected for the following categories:

  • Overall Best Corporate Wellness Organization
  • Healthiest Workforce Award
  • Best Health Promotion Systems Award

This year 2009-2010, it was decided to make the awards more broad-based by including smaller organizations. Accordingly, more than 160 corporates were evaluated online and offline. While employees were assessed for their health risk factors, employers were also assessed for the health facilities they provided to their workforce including medical checks, healthy food, gym membership, health talks etc.

The entire process was a huge success in terms of promoting the concept of better health for Corporate India, with some of the more prominent participants including HSBC, GE Money, Beiersdorf, L & T, Cholamandalam DBS, Tatas, HCL etc.

 
Contact
For business enquiry,
Ariz Rizvi, National Head at ariz_rizvi@apollolife.com or call +91-8008925553 
 

    
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