Six ways to encourage employees to answer the Call to Health

January 08, 2020

Start the new year off right by motivating employees to be active participants in their well-being with Call to Health.

Group data tells us that employees who participate in Call to Health* are more likely to get preventive exams and health screenings. And because preventive care is important to maintaining a healthy workforce, both employers and employees benefit when employees answer the call.

Along with taking steps toward being their best, employees can earn reduced medical deductibles in 2021 as well as receive Tango cards when they reach designated levels. In addition to promoting these benefits, here are six things you as an employer can do to encourage and motivate employees to answer the call:

  1. Use the materials in the Call to Health Toolkit for employers.
  2. Remind employees who haven’t yet registered that when they sign up and take the Well-Being Assessment, they’ll receive a $50 Tango card, which can be redeemed for gift cards or donated to charities. You can also assure them that their answers to the Well-Being Assessment are completely confidential and will not be shared with you or anyone.
  3. Allow time off for employees to get preventive exams.
  4. Remind employees that their covered spouses can participate too, so they can answer the call together. And, spouses who complete Level 1 will receive a $100 Tango card.
  5. Tell employees they (and their covered spouses) have access to Ignite Your Life coaching programs though Call to Health. Ignite Your Life coaching provides tools and support to make positive, lifelong changes — while earning Call to Health points.
  6. Set a goal to beat last year’s participation; then, hold a special celebration for employees when the goal is met.

You can also inspire employees by being an example. If you’re eligible, participate in Call to Health and share your successes with your team.

*Call to Health is available to employees and their spouses with medical coverage through the Board of Pensions; it is not available to members enrolled in Triple-S, GeoBlue, or the Medicare Supplement Plan.