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Awards 25 Sep 2018

BBVA Compass receives second Gold status Health Achievement Award from American Heart Association

The American Heart Association recently announced the results of its 2018 Workplace Health Achievement Index, a comprehensive annual survey that uses science-based and evidence-informed methods to evaluate the overall effectiveness of workplace health programs across the nation.

The AHAs Workplace Health Achievement Index recognizes organizations bases on their total Index Score. The Index scores each organization on 55 individual best practices, organized into seven categories, including leadership, engagement, programs, policies and environment, partnerships, communications, and reporting outcomes.

More than 1,000 companies completed the Index and 75 percent scored at bronze, silver, or gold level. Only 15 percent of the organizations that participated received Gold level recognition.

Creel: This recognition from the American Heart Association validates our efforts to integrate all the resources and activities that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.

“We are very excited to be recognized for a second year in a row. BBVA Compass has been working hard — and continues to work hard — to develop and deliver a holistic wellness program that employees can customize no matter where they are on their wellness journey,” said BBVA Compass Senior Vice President of Corporate Wellness and Benefits Amanda Creel. “Our wellness program, Wellthy for Life, is about shedding old habits and finding fresh new ways to face each day. This recognition from the American Heart Association validates our efforts to integrate all the resources and activities that can contribute to a healthy lifestyle.”

BBVA Compass employees who participate in the bank’s Wellthy for Life program have the opportunity to earn up to 1,000 points by selecting and participating in wellness activities, which are divided into four categories — physical, medical, mental/social, and financial — to help them meet their specific goals.  For employees enrolled in the company health plan, each Wellthy for Life point is converted into a dollar and deposited into either their Health Savings Account or Health Reimbursement Account throughout the year.

Creel: It’s all about helping participants build healthy habits to create lasting behavior change and an improvement in their total quality of life.

“This year, we were able to integrate our Wellthy for Life program with Virgin Pulse’s platform, which recommends activities and programs based on employee interest, and offers a mobile app, making wellness engaging and easy,” Creel added. “It’s all about helping participants build healthy habits to create lasting behavior change and an improvement in their total quality of life.”

Learn more about the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, including the entire list of 2018 Gold Recognized companies, in the September 30 issue of Forbes magazine here.

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