(INDIANAPOLIS—April 3, 2023) — The American Heart Association has awarded Elements Financial with Gold level recognition for its commitments to employee health and well-being as measured in the Association’s 2022 Workforce Well-being Scorecard™.
The Scorecard evaluates factors such as mental health policies, organizational well-being strategies to address burnout, health equity measures, employee financial resources, and more to provide a comprehensive assessment of an organization’s culture of health. 381 organizations completed the Scorecard in 2022, and all organizations were recognized with an achievement level of platinum (9%), gold (45%), silver (32%) silver, bronze (9%), or completer (5%).
The American Heart Association, a global force for healthier lives for all, developed the Workforce Well-being Scorecard in collaboration with top scientists and industry experts to reflect the latest evidence-based science on workforce health and well-being. First launched in 2016, the Scorecard was refreshed in 2022 to place a renewed focus on health equity and comprehensive organizational well-being. The free, web-based tool allows employers to regularly evaluate their health and well-being progress, identify areas of opportunity, and see how their results stack up against their peers.
Research has shown that supporting the mental and physical well-being of employees is vital to driving productivity, engagement, and successful business outcomes. By investing in a culture of health in the workplace, organizations can improve employee retention and bolster their organizational reputation.1
"We are honored to be recognized by the American Heart Association for our commitment to employee health and well-being and our continued efforts to promote six areas of wellness — community, career, financial, mental, physical, and social," said Whitney Anderson, CEO of Elements Financial. "Our organization is proud of our wellness program that offers team and individual challenges to appeal to everyone. Also, through great efforts by our wellness buddies to motivate employees, we have engagement from 71% of our employees in the program."
The Workforce Well-being Scorecard is a key component of the Association’s Well-being Works Better™ platform, which helps business leaders unleash the power of a healthy, happy workforce. Distinct from traditional wellness programs, Well-being Works Better empowers employers to champion the mental and physical health of their employees and provides actionable guidance to meet the unique needs of their organization.
For more information and a full list of recognized organizations, visit heart.org/workforce.
More About Elements Financial
Elements Financial is a diversified federal credit union with assets of more than $2.0 billion and 100,000+ members in all 50 states and 50 foreign countries. As a financial wellness provider, Elements serves individuals through our original sponsor Eli Lilly and Company and more than 150 companies across Indiana and nationally. Beyond our Elements branches in Central Indiana, we provide access to more than 5,000 shared branch locations nationally and 78,000 surcharge-free ATMs globally. Elements Wealth Management is a full-service investment management and financial planning firm with more than $1 billion in assets under management. Elements is known for better rates and fewer fees. Join us at elements.org to learn more.
Federally Insured by the NCUA
1) Increase Productivity | Control Health Care Costs | Model | Workplace Health Promotion | CDC