Feedback: November 2019

by Michael H. Bill, Peter D. Holt, Chuck McLane

What wellness programs have proven effective with your employees?


Chief Executive Officer
MJ Insurance
Sector: Insurance

MJ Insurance offers different challenges throughout the year that include mindfulness challenges, healthy recipe challenges and physical challenges like daily stretching and wall sits. We continually look for new and innovative ways to engage our population in “just for fun” wellness activities in addition to our population health strategy. This keeps our program exciting while still driving results.

MJ Insurance also offers incentives for healthy measures through Health Savings Account contributions for employees and spouses who achieve healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels as well as non-nicotine use. We believe wellness is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We take a deep-dive look into our employee population and our healthcare data to tailor programming for our employee population. Our programs have proved successful for many employees, including a part-time employee and firefighter, who attributes his improvement in health and physical fitness to MJ’s wellness program — A Healthier YOU.

The success, fulfillment and wellbeing of our employees is something the company takes very seriously and that I, personally, am passionate about.

Michael H. Bill became president of MJ Insurance in 2001, where he oversaw the company’s business operations, and was named chief executive officer in the fall of 2006. Bill offers his unique visions, broad experience and wealth of knowledge to all he comes into contact with while focusing on the positive impact he may have upon key constituents — MJ associates and their families, clients, partners and local communities.


President and CEO
The Joint Corp.
Sector: Healthcare

Prolonged periods of sitting due to desk jobs, and aches and pains associated with having a sedentary lifestyle can cause stress to your lower extremities and spine. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, $90 billion is spend on back pain each year.

For The Joint Chiropractic, our mission is to improve quality of life through routine and affordable chiropractic care. As a healthcare delivery system, we offer complimentary chiropractic care benefits to our employees. We also realize that ergonomic systems can remove risk factors that lead to musculoskeletal injuries and allow for improved performance and productivity. As a result, a large portion of our colleagues and their families participate in the chiropractic care program, and we also have numerous colleagues who benefit from a standing-desk system.

Many companies today are expanding their vision of wellness. These additional benefits reflect the changing definition of workplace wellbeing and create happier, more productive and focused
employees who are less stressed, less likely to miss work or leave the company, which is a benefit to all.

Peter D. Holt has been managing franchise systems in both domestic and international markets for more than 30 years. He was most recently appointed CEO of The Joint Corp., the largest franchised network of chiropractic clinics in the world, with more than 460 clinics nationwide. The Joint is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ (JYNT), and is corporately headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz.


Senior Managing Director
Sector: Accounting

CBIZ’s wellness goal has been to reach individuals in every stage of their personal and professional development. Our positive culture of well-being is the result of programs we have implemented around our five pillars of wellness: physical, financial, social, community and purpose.

Last year, we specifically focused on financial wellness and launched Financial Finesse, an online program intended to focus participants on financial health. A premium discount is offered to those who participate and accumulate points in the program. Employees complete the Total Financial Wellness Assessment and answer questions about spending, saving and other money habits. Upon completion, they receive a personal Financial Wellbeing score. Online tools are then accessible to users who want to take action to move toward more financial security.

Last year, 30 percent of our 4,800 employees used the platform. We have discovered that building a sustainable wellness program is a long-distance run, not a sprint. Our employee population and business are ever-changing, so our resources, pace and focus occasionally have to change to meet the needs of our constituents.

As senior managing director of CBIZ and MHM Phoenix, Chuck McLane is responsible for the supervision and oversight of the financial services practice. He has 30-plus years of experience providing audit, financial reporting and business advisory services for clients across a variety of industries. He serves as a National Training and Development advisor and enjoys spending much of his time developing others internally and externally.

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