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Health and wellness program
The Better You, Better Ohio! health and wellness program provides health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers in high-risk industries.

The backbone of a successful business is its workers, and the backbone of Ohio is its workforce. At BWC, we take our mission to take care of Ohio's workforce seriously.

That's why we're offering Better You, Better Ohio!™ - a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers (150 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries*. Better You, Better Ohio! is designed to help both workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process.

Why is BWC offering a health and wellness program?

Ohio, like much of the nation, is facing major health challenges driven primarily by obesity, aging and the rise in chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes and cardiovascular diseases). As of 2017, Ohio's health ranking stood at 39th among the 50 states. These health challenges and outcomes are mostly associated with lifestyle behaviors. Individuals can improve these behaviors by using the resources and support services health and wellness programs offer.

Better You, Better Ohio!™ provides these resources and support services to segments of Ohio's workforce and injured workers to improve their overall health and wellness. Better You, Better Ohio! can: 

  • Prevent injuries because of improved workforce health and safety. 
  • Reduce absenteeism and improve presenteeism. 
  • Reduce the severity of an injury. 
  • Increase the speed of recovery from an injury. 
  • Reduce time away from work due to an injury. 

Statistics show that prevention works and we know that Ohio's workforce and employers can reap great benefits by advancing health and wellness programming to the workforce and in workplaces across Ohio.

How it helps employers

Employers can reap great benefits from having a healthy workforce. Healthy employees are less prone to injury. And, when they are injured, their ability to recover is enhanced greatly. Overall, employers with a healthy workforce have lower workers' compensation and health-care costs. Better You, Better Ohio! can: 

  • Help prevent injuries through improved workforce health and safety. 
  • Reduce absenteeism and improve presenteeism. 
  • Reduce the severity of an injury. 
  • Improve the recovery time from an injury. 
  • Reduce time away from work due to an injury. 

How it helps Ohio's workforce

Better You, Better Ohio! gives workers a wealth of resources to help them take ownership of their health and well-being. They can proactively pursue a healthier lifestyle through free: 

  • Health and wellness awareness, education and training. 
  • Health assessments and biometric screenings for better understanding of their health and well-being. 
  • A member engagement website that allows them to develop health plans and track their progress to achieve their health goals. 
  • A state-of-the art mobile app for creating weekly action plans and getting health tips. 
  • Digital coaching to help them on their journey to better health. 

Better health pays off

Employers can use Better You, Better Ohio! to help manage and reduce their workers' compensation and health-care costs by having a healthier workforce. Meanwhile, workers can earn financial rewards for taking steps to improve their health and wellness such as completing a health assessment and a biometric screening. 

I'm an invited injured worker, how do I join?

If you have received an invitation to join from the managed care organization handling your claim as well as a phone call or email from AHM with sign-up instructions, visit go.activehealth.com/betteryoubetterohio then click the Sign up now button. From there, ActiveHealth® Management will ask you to enter some basic information to set up your account. Your individual health information is private and confidential. ActiveHealth doesn't share it with your employer or BWC.

I'm part of Ohio's workforce who meets the participation conditions, how do I join?

If you meet all the conditions for participating, which include that: 

  • You work for an employer with 150 or fewer employees. 
  • Your employer does not have a health and wellness program for its employees. 
  • Your employer is in one of the approved industries*.

You can sign up for Better You, Better Ohio! by visiting go.activehealth.com/betteryoubetterohio, clicking the Request to enroll button and completing the online form. ActiveHealth will verify you meet the participation conditions and will send you a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting the form. The email will include instructions for signing up for the program. Your individual health information is private and confidential. ActiveHealth doesn't share it with your employer or BWC.

*Agriculture; automotive repair and service; construction; firefighters; health care; manufacturing; police and public safety; public employers; restaurant and food service; transportation and trucking; trash collection; wholesale and retail

I'm an Ohio employer, can my employees participate in the program?

Your employees can participate in the program, if your organization meets the following conditions. 

  • You employ 150 or fewer employees. 
  • You do not have an existing health and wellness program for your employees. 
  • You are an employer in one of the approved industries*. 

*Agriculture; automotive repair and service; construction; firefighters; health care; manufacturing; police and public safety; public employers; restaurant and food service; transportation and trucking; trash collection; wholesale and retail

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