ROSWELL, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BIAS Corporation, a leading global IT systems integrator and Oracle Platinum Partner servicing commercial and public sector clients worldwide, has been honored with a Total Health Thriving Together Award for achieving one of the best wellness engagement rates in the country.
The award from Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, is a national honor recognizing companies, like BIAS Corporation, for engaging their employee workforce in a culture of health and well-being. Launched in 2015, Humana has presented the award to more than 40 companies across the nation.
BIAS Corporation engaged more than 80 percent of its employees and family dependents in Go365®, a wellness and rewards program that helps individuals focus on personal health and well-being. Company engagement in the Go365 program included the launch of BIASFit, a wellness program led by a group of employees, to encourage the company’s workforce to initiate or expand healthier lifestyles through various wellness programs and activities.
“BIAS is committed from every level in the organization to promoting wellness,” said John Ezzell, BIAS Co-Founder and Executive Vice President. “Our commitment to our team is to provide a healthy environment and to encourage total health through meditation, yoga, nutrition, cooking classes, financial fitness programs, team boot camps, steps challenges, etc. Our team responds with incredible energy and creativity which is an integral part of the BIAS culture.”
BIAS organizes multiple fitness initiatives for employees throughout the year including its Spring Global Fitness Challenge which asked employees to accumulate enough “steps” to walk from the BIAS headquarters in Atlanta to Hawaii.
“In a mere seven weeks, BIAS employees walked a total of more than 19 million steps which translates to nearly 9,000 miles,” said Ezzell. “After this monumental success, we decided to keep the great momentum going with another steps challenge called the Turkey Trot Challenge we hosted this fall.”
“Humana is pleased to honor the BIAS Corporation for the considerable time and energy dedicated to make wellness a priority, building a culture of well-being that will help employees live healthier lives,” said Beth Bierbower, President of the Group and Specialty Segment for Humana. “BIAS employees are making lifestyle choices that not only help take control of their own health but their family’s as well.”
Humana’s Total Health solution provides a full partnership with employers to improve well-being through Humana’s wellness and rewards program, Go365, designated engagement resources, and a multi-year agreement that gives the opportunity for the company to receive a wellness discount based on achievement. Humana has found that companies that combine Total Health and Go365 with a standard medical plan experienced eight times higher wellness engagement of employees.
Through a three-year claims and productivity study, Humana found that engaged members’ health claims costs were 10.1 percent lower by Year 3. Unengaged members’ healthcare costs gradually rose by 17 percent from Year 1 to Year 3.
Humana’s Total Health has saved employers more than $21 million through engagement discounts since 2013. More than half of Total Health groups receive a wellness discount in their first renewal year, which increases to more than 70 percent of groups upon their second renewal in the program.
About BIAS Corporation
BIAS Corporation is a global systems integrator servicing both commercial and public sector clients with primary offices in Atlanta, Denver, Washington DC, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. The firm specializes in client technology acquisition, strategy, design, implementation, and management of comprehensive IT solutions. BIAS is known for its flagship Oracle consulting practices in the following areas:
- Applications – E-Business Suite, JD Edwards, and PeopleSoft
- Middleware – Security, Portal/Content Management, Integration, and Custom & Mobile Applications
- Business Analytics – Big Data, Oracle BI Technologies, Oracle BI Apps, and Hyperion EPM Apps
- Engineered Systems – Exadata, Exalogic, Exalytics, ZFS, Big Data Appliance, SuperCluster, and Private Cloud Appliance
- Oracle Sun Servers, Storage, and Data Center Management
- Cloud Managed Services – Oracle Applications, SaaS, BI, BICS, Middleware, DB, PaaS, Infrastructure, IaaS, and related technologies
BIAS works closely with Oracle Development, Product Management, Support, and Sales to build and deploy high performance enterprise business solutions in addition to providing clients with cost-saving managed services for turnkey systems management. For more information on BIAS, please visit the company’s website at www.biascorp.com.
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.
To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:
- Annual reports to stockholders
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings
- Most recent investor conference presentations
- Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls
- Calendar of events
- Corporate Governance information