Excellus recognized for commitments to workforce wellbeing

The American Heart Association has awarded Excellus BlueCross BlueShield national silver level recognition for its commitments to employee health and wellbeing as measured in the association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard.

The scorecard evaluates factors such as mental health policies, organizational well-being strategies to address burnout, health equity measures, employee financial resources and more to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s culture of health.

A total of 381 organizations completed the scorecard in 2022, and all organizations were recognized with an achievement level of platinum (9%), gold (45%), silver (32%), bronze (9%) or completer (5%).

Excellus BCBS’s employee wellbeing program, be WELL for LIFE, focuses on five areas: emotional support, mindfulness, nourishment, movement and connection. To meet personal health goals, employees are offered challenges, weekly and monthly classes, webinars, the wellbeing incentive program, and a variety of resources. The program is run by two full-time employees and facilitated through an employee wellness committee.

The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, developed the Workforce Well-being Scorecard in collaboration with top scientists and industry experts to reflect the latest evidence-based science on workforce health and well-being.

“We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our commitment to employee health and wellbeing and our continued efforts to promote equity,” said Excellus BCBS President and CEO Jim Reed. “Our organization is dedicated to creating a culture that is safe, supportive, and provides opportunities for everyone to reach their full potential—in and out of the workplace.”