For Dominion, power is in a healthy workforce

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As one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy and with thousands of employees spread out across the country, there is a lot riding on the health of the employees at Dominion Resources.

Dominion, which is headquartered in Richmond, VA, has more than 14,000 employees at various locations in 16 states. The company’s energy portfolio includes approximately 24,600 megawatts of generation, 12,400 miles of natural gas transmission, gathering and storage pipeline and 6,455 miles of electric transmission lines; and it operates one of the nation’s largest natural gas storage systems with 949 billion cubic feet of storage capacity and serves utility and retail energy customers in 12 states.

The business of Dominion has been improving in recent years, and in fact, the company was recently named one of the “most admired electric and gas utilities” by Fortune magazine. Unfortunately, the health of many of Dominion’s employees was not so good. After conducting an annual health risk assessment and biometric health screening in 2012, Dominion, which is self-insured, found that the following five health risk factors accounted for 84 percent of the company’s costs for treating avoidable health care issues:

  • Weight
  • Stress
  • Blood pressure
  • Eating
  • Cholesterol

And so, the journey to better health begins

Leadership at Dominion decided it was time to help employees change behaviors that ultimately could reduce their quality of life and negatively affect the company’s bottom line. Management, in partnership with their wellness team and external provider, StayWell, set a short-term goal of driving participation and a long-term goal of engagement and behavior change.

To read on about Dominion’s program components and outcomes, download the full case study.

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