A new website from Principal Wellness Company gives employers and their
employees a fresh approach to workplace wellness. The customized site,
designed to keep individuals and organizations healthy, pulls together a
wide range of information into one place for quick access to tools,
videos and resources.
?It's no secret that healthy employees are more productive employees.
That's why our comprehensive website empowers organizations to make a
sustainable shift to a culture of wellness at work, supporting a healthy
lifestyle among employees and their families,? said Lee Dukes, president
of Principal Wellness Company, a subsidiary of the Principal Financial
Group®. ?By using our site to address both personal and
organizational challenges, we improve health with a goal of lowering
health care costs and improving productivity for employers and their
Through the site, employers view the aggregate health trends within the
entire employee population while their employees access a customized
view of progress towards achieving their goals and earning
employer-sponsored incentives. Each employee has a personal home page
which automatically evolves to meet individual needs. Specific examples
Automated incentive tracking system
View of current and upcoming activities and events
Health content and education on a variety of topics
Interactive tools, videos and calculators
A wellness assessment
The website is just one component of a year-round approach to wellness.
Based on a data-driven strategy, the Principal Year Round Wellness
Program creates awareness and engages employees in activities throughout
the year that can lead to reduced risks and better health. Through
preventive screenings, education and one-on-one consultations, the
program is designed to keep the healthy population healthy while
encouraging those at risk to take action towards sustainable behavior
?Our year-round approach keeps employees engaged and encouraged while
providing long-term results that have a positive outcome for the
company's bottom line,? notes Dukes.
For more information, visit www.principal.com/wellness.
About the Principal Financial Group
The Principal Financial
Group® (The Principal ®)1 is a leader
in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide
range of financial products and services, including retirement and
investment services, life and health insurance, and banking through its
diverse family of financial services companies. A member of the Fortune
500, the Principal Financial Group has $284.7 billion in assets under
management2 and serves some 18.9 million customers worldwide
from offices in Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America and the United
States. Principal Financial Group, Inc. is traded on the New York Stock
Exchange under the ticker symbol PFG. For more information, visit www.principal.com.
1 "The Principal Financial Group" and ?The Principal? are
registered service marks of Principal Financial Services, Inc., a member
of the Principal Financial Group.
2 As of June 30, 2010.
The Principal Financial Group
Joelle Kirchhoff, 515-246-4907