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Better You, Better Ohio! - Health and wellness program

Have you been wanting to start a health and wellness program for your workplace, but maybe you didn’t have the resources (time, money, or staff) to get one up and running? 

At BWC, we’ve designed a program called Better You, Better Ohio!® (BYBO) to help small employers (250 or fewer workers) in high-risk industries* offer their workforce a structured health and wellness program at no cost and through a simple process. 

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.

The program assists workers in losing weight, getting active, and just feeling better. Also, each person can earn financial rewards for getting healthy. You don’t have to worry about paying for or running it. We take care of that for you.

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.
  • 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 workers

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 to better understand their health and well-being. 
  • A member engagement website where they can develop health plans and track their progress.
  • 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.

*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

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