Most healthcare plans offer the same benefits to every organization they serve. It’s a one-size-fits-all approach that only ends up working out perfectly for one party: the healthcare provider. For HR leaders looking to provide the best benefits for their employees, it means being forced to choose a plan that’s at best a good fit, never a perfect one.
The Vera Whole Health Council aims to change that.
The Vera Whole Health Council is an essential component of a successful on-site clinic and is our solution to ensuring that employees have a say in how their benefit plan works for them. Run by employees and facilitated by Vera staff, the council creates a forum for employees to voice their needs and concerns. By tackling issues head-on, we’re able to engage more employees on their own path to healthier lives.
After its launch at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Vera staff and HR representatives wondered why a portion of employees were not using the clinic and its services. The Whole Health Council, made up of Seattle Children’s staff from multiple departments and administrative levels, had the answer. The clinic’s hours were limiting to staff who worked swing and evening shifts. The result? A change in operating hours that improved access for all Seattle Children’s employees. Engagement went up because more employees were able to access Vera’s services.
Empowering employees to change their own behavior and take ownership of their health is at the core of what we do. It’s also why our clinics work. But we also realize that our work with your employees amounts to a relationship. And no relationship is successful if only one person is willing to listen and adapt. We don’t ask for change without being willing to change ourselves.
The Whole Health Council is our way of ensuring that we end up as the perfect match for your healthcare needs.
It takes a lot of effort to take ownership of leading a healthier life. But with Vera, your employees don’t have to make that change alone. We’ll meet them in the middle and coach them to succeed. It’s a team effort, after all.