DUBLIN, Ohio - September 1, 2015. OCLC, the global library cooperative, is one of just 11 organizations nationwide to be recognized by UnitedHealthcare with its "Well Deserved" award, an annual honor given to employers who have implemented innovative, industry-leading worksite wellness programs that helped improve their employees' health and well-being.
OCLC proactively embraces and invests in a comprehensive wellness approach for employees and their families through its "Health Connections" initiative. Health Connections encourages employees to use a wide range of programs and benefits to stay well and maintain a balanced work and personal life. These programs include an employee assistance program, onsite health screenings, online health questionnaires, and an on-site fitness center.
"OCLC places enormous value in supporting the health and well-being of associates," said Skip Prichard, OCLC President and CEO. "We consider comprehensive benefits and wellness programs as good, sound investments. We appreciate this recognition from UnitedHealthcare, and we will continue to support a culture that promotes wellness and a healthy work environment for all OCLC associates worldwide."
"UnitedHealthcare congratulates OCLC for encouraging a culture of health in the workplace and helping employees live healthier lives," said Rob Falkenberg, President and CEO, UnitedHealthcare of Ohio. "A healthier and more engaged workforce can lead to better health as well as increased employee satisfaction and productivity."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, worksite wellness programs "can improve employee satisfaction, reduce stress, decrease absenteeism and increase productivity." UnitedHealthcare data reveal that worksite wellness programs may result in lower medical costs and better primary and preventive health care decisions for employees who participate.
This is UnitedHealthcare's seventh year of recognizing employer customers with "Well Deserved" awards for their outstanding health and wellness programs, working with an external broker review panel to review and judge all applicants.
Other organizations earning a Well Deserved award include:
- American Greetings, Cleveland, Ohio
- American Hotel Register Company, Vernon Hills, Illinois
- Bellin Health, Green Bay, Wisconsin
- Graebel Companies, Aurora, Colorado
- Holland & Hart LLP, Denver, Colorado
- Medline, Mundelein, Illinois
- MGIC Investment Corp, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- Orbital ATK, Dulles, Virginia
- School District of Waukesha, Waukesha, Wisconsin
- SIRVA, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @myUHC on Twitter.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. Through OCLC, member libraries cooperatively produce and maintain WorldCat, the most comprehensive global network of data about library collections and services. Libraries gain efficiencies through OCLC's WorldShare, a complete set of library management applications and services built on an open, cloud-based platform. It is through collaboration and sharing of the world's collected knowledge that libraries can help people find answers they need to solve problems. Together as OCLC, member libraries, staff and partners make breakthroughs possible.