A workplace health and wellness program offered by BWC
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 offer Better You, Better Ohio!™ – a program designed to provide health and wellness resources and services to workers who work for small employers (250 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries*. Better You, Better Ohio! helps workers and their employers at no cost and through a simple, paperless process.
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.
Email BWCBetterYouBetterOhio@bwc.state.oh.us to get started today! We have plenty of material you can share with your employees. We can send you tools to help your staff get started or work with you to ensure all employees get enrolled at go.activehealth.com/betteryoubetterohio. We can even do on-site enrollment.
Set up an on-site screening event
If you have 30 or more employees wanting to participate in the program, email BWCBetterYouBetterOhio@bwc.state.oh.us. We’ll help you set up an on-site biometric screening for your workers.
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 offerings that include:
- 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 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.
Individuals 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.
Note: Your individual health information is private and confidential. ActiveHealth doesn’t share it with your employer or BWC.
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.
Employers and employees currently participating in the Substance Use and Recovery Workplace Safety Program are also eligible to participate regardless of industry or size. Email BWCBetterYouBetterOhio@bwc.state.oh.us with any questions.
For your convenience, BWC is conducting free 25-minute webinars to learn more about the Better You, Better Ohio! Program.
Click the appropriate link below to register
*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