(Aurora, COLO) – Graebel Companies, Inc. has been honored with the 2013 UnitedHealthcare Well Deserved Award. Graebel was one of only 12 recipients in the U.S. to receive the esteemed recognition for its top-rated employee health and wellness program.
According to the UnitedHealthcare website, the annual honor is given to employers who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to helping their employees improve their health and well-being by investing in worksite wellness programs. Graebel received high scores in the categories that were reviewed by the external review panel that utilized widely accepted guidelines for effective worksite programs which included:
• Wellness infrastructure
• Identification of employee health needs
• Educating and engaging employees
• Supporting behavioral change
• Incentives and rewards
• Employee engagement
• Effective outcomes
In response to the award announcement, ceo Bill Graebel SGMS stated, “This award exemplifies the numerous diverse initiatives that have been successfully implemented over the past four years to improve and sustain the health and well-being of our global workforce culture.”
Graebel employs a multifaceted well-being program that was developed and managed by Laura Earley CEBS, director of benefits and Kelley Simones, benefits administrator over the past four years. The innovative program incorporates everything from weight-loss and healthy eating habits to smoking cessation to stress management. Each year, new elements, including incentive contests, have been rolled out to keep the program exciting which has significantly increased employee interest and participation and ultimately the overall well-being of the people of the Graebel Companies, Inc.
Graebel concluded, “Our workforce spans six continents and we firmly believe in the importance of keeping our people healthy, satisfied and engaged by fostering a well-being platform for success. This award recognizes the elevated efforts that the company has taken to become the employer of choice in the global mobility industry.”
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 45 million people in health benefits and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
About Graebel Companies, Inc.
Founded in 1950, Graebel provides single source global mobility services for the Fortune 1000 and Global 100. Its worldwide services span full-service relocation and move management; household goods moving and storage (removals); office relocation and workplace services to freight forwarding. On-the-ground services are managed in 165 countries. The world headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and in-theatre centers are across the U.S., in Singapore, the Czech Republic, and China. The privately-held firm holds multiple recognized credentials and has earned exceptional accolades from clients and from within its industry that includes top-ratings in the Relocation Baker’s Dozen since 2009; the Platinum award for twenty one consecutive years; Quest for Quality award; #1 Ranked Service Company and more! To learn more visit: www.graebel.com
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