Top 10 Corporate and Employee Wellness Perks for 2021 | Optimity

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Written by the Optimity Team

(5 min read)

What Constitutes a Great Corporate Wellness App or Service? 

According to a study by the Emerald Group, Not only are 70% of companies offering some sort of corporate wellness program, but the benefits to both sides — employees and employers — are instant and measurable. Looking at this question from the perspective of the employer, a great corporate wellness solution has some or all of the following attributes:

  • Relevant to the needs of the employees
  • Affordable (or free!)
  • Available on an App 
  • Easy to implement and use
  • Fun! 
  • Scalable 

From the perspective of the employees, some of the most popular corporate wellness perks have the following attributes:

  • No cost to sign up and no in-app purchases required 
  • Easy to enroll and use
  • Privacy guidelines
  • Social function (use with colleagues, friends, and family)
  • Relevant and customizable to their lifestyle

So without further adieu, let’s look at the most popular apps and services for corporate wellness.

1. Wellbeats

As a pioneer and category leader, Wellbeats serves 2,500+ commercial clients in all 50 states and 85+ countries.

Wellbeats is an easy-to-use, equitable and affordable on-demand fitness benefit – employers and employees love. Wellbeats stream app combines exclusive content and technology to create a personalized fitness experience that eliminates top barriers to exercise. From exercise to mindfulness to nutrition, there is something for every age, interest, and skill level.

With a wide variety of challenges, companies can motivate and track employees’ fitness journeys. Plus, Wellbeats onboarding and ongoing client support ensure seamless program integration, activation and success.

2. Fitbit

Fitbit is the leader in the connected health space.

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration, and guidance to reach their goals.

Over the past decade, Fitbit has emerged as the leading global wearables brand, designing products and experiences that track and provide motivation for everyday health and fitness. 

3. The League

League is a technology-focused health company and our industry-leading health operating system is powering the digital transformation in healthcare.

Employers, pharmacy retailers, healthcare providers, and payors use our award-winning platform to deliver integrated and personalized digital health experiences that drive consumer engagement. 

4. Wellness Coaches

Wellness Coaches delivers affordable healthcare services that produce exceptional results by combining the power of human interaction, technology, and data analytics solutions.

Wellness Coaches is the largest, most highly developed, and experienced national provider of onsite coaching and related services.

In our recent Consumer Insights study, we asked over 138,000 individuals across North America about how they are dealing with stress management. With more than 50% of people having some sort of struggle with managing stress, Mental health continues to be a significant aspect of employees’ overall health, so more and more corporate wellness programs are including apps and services directly related to helping manage stresses that their employees might face.

5. HealthAdvocate

Health Advocate has been helping Americans navigate the complexity of the healthcare system for over 19 years.

They offer a full range of clinical and administrative services as well as behavioral health and wellness programs supported by medical claims data science and a technology platform that uses machine learning to drive people to engage in their health and well-being.

The result: Improved health outcomes, reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, and lower costs.

6. TenSpot

Ten Spot is the workforce engagement platform that helps your team click.

They combine expert-led experiences and workshops with natural communication tools and powerful analytics, improving happiness, engagement, and productivity.

7. CHC Wellbeing

For over 18 years, CHC Wellbeing has worked with companies across the country to create a workplace community that makes employee wellbeing a top priority.

They provide a high-touch, onsite and telephonic experience that provides clinically-based interventions that improve member health.

8. Headspace

Headspace for Work is a science-backed meditation and mindfulness solution for the workplace. 

9. Pzizz

Get the world’s most advanced sleep and power nap system to fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.

10. Venngo

Premium discount programs featuring exclusive perks from big brands and local favorites.

Whether you’re a large enterprise or a growing business they’ll connect your people with 350,000 offers from national brands and the local businesses where they love to shop, eat and play.

Bonus: Optimity

Optimity is an award-winning app that offers proactive corporate wellness solutions back by clinical research. Offer Optimity’s all-digital wellness program for increased

productivity, employee engagement, and fewer sick days.

Our employers have reported

  • healthier employees: Optimity encourages and supports your employees in forming healthy habits in ways that are fun and sustainable
  • Higher productivity: with Optimity, employees see exponentially higher employee engagement, for a more effective and satisfied workforce
  • Reduced costs: Optimity’s wellness program has a measurable impact for employers and on employees, reducing sick days and healthcare costs

The solutions mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to corporate wellness products and services. Rather than treating this as a comprehensive list, the best approach is to use this as a starting point to figure out which types of corporate wellness perks work best for your company size, employee demographic, and overall health goals. 

Are you interested in helping your company make a difference in the mental well-being of your employees? To see more results from our 2021 Consumer Insights Report, you can download it from our website. 

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