Making Wellness Easy

Engaging employees to take good care of their health

Motiva®, our company’s employee wellness program, engaged employees last year with monthly educational campaigns centered around the five pillars of well-being. Each month, Motiva encouraged them to practice self-care, eat mindfully, be present, save money and live a purposeful life.

The Motiva® team collaborates with divisions across the company on opportunities for employees to participate in their own health and well-being by:

  • Coordinating screenings and shots to help prevent illness
  • Sharing weekly news, healthy recipes, tips and webinars with more than 14,000 employees
  • Providing employees with healthy cafeteria and vending food
  • Planning events and walks to get people moving
  • Encouraging volunteerism to enhance community and well-being

Motiva® reminds us that the most important thing we can do is take good care of our health so we can, in turn, take care of our families, perform our jobs well and feel good at the end of the day.

Core to our program is a network of employee health and well-being champions who spread positive messages and brought them to life with wellness celebrations, meditation sessions, walks, community service projects and more.

Our Motiva® team collaborates with divisions across the company on opportunities and ideas to engage our employees in their own health and well-being.

Some highlights from 2017 include:

  • San Angelo, Texas: Employees transformed an old training area into a creative, high-energy break space where team members can de-stress through exercise and activities.
  • Quincy, Illinois: Champions organized a “Pounds with a Purpose” challenge. They awarded “Purpose Points” for challenges focused on physical, financial and community well-being. As a result, teams contributed more than 4,000 nonperishable food items to a local community food bank.
  • Marshall, Texas: “Tracks to Fill Backpacks” combined physical activity with a fundraiser. Teams were challenged to walk 20 miles each week, and the team with the least number of miles each week donated $10 worth of school supplies to two elementary schools. Employees accumulated 4,500 walking miles during the challenge.
  • Danville, Illinois: “Leap into Walking” encouraged employees to reduce stress by pairing walking challenges with mindfulness-based stress management activities. They emphasized kindness, social support and lifelong learning.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: Champions organized a “Salad in a Jar” activity with more than half the staff participating.
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma:Employees partnered with a local farm to have fresh produce delivered to the office weekly.
  • Helena, Montana: A bike-share program provided bikes for employees to get lunch, run errands and ride after work.

As a result of our well-being efforts, we received the Gold Level Award from the National Business Group on Health as a “Best Employer for Healthy Lifestyles.

Watch how our employees at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico learned to make healthy salad in a jar.