Beginning in 2011, Kuehne + Nagel provided a very basic wellbeing program to their US employees. Enrollment simply required an annual physical and the completion of a health assessment questionnaire. While participation rates were between 60-70%, Kuehne + Nagel sought to further engage their US workforce to address a core business objective: reducing healthcare costs.
With healthcare costs rising at an average rate of 6-7% per year, Kuehne + Nagel’s goal is to manage cost increases to be no more than 3%. Their health insurance data showed the top health risks specific to their employees; obesity, high cholesterol and hypertension. Analysis showed that Kuehne + Nagel could save $700 per employee, per year in healthcare costs and productivity improvements if they focused on those major risk factors.
Additionally, with leadership buy-in and a strong network of champions, the organization has built a positive employee experience and fosters collaboration and teamwork among a dispersed workforce.