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LET’S BEGIN

ABOUT MELIORA TECHNOLOGY

A successful wellness system isn’t just about

That’s why we’ve focused tirelessly on

spewing out reams of data once or twice a

building the industry’s most advanced yet

year. It’s about providing tools to encourage

intuitive online dashboard that serves as the

participation, deliver actionable information

heart of your wellness program. It‘s a place

and create significant and quantifiable

for participants to get an easy-to-understand

changes in participants’ behavior.

snapshot of their health. A place they’ll find instantly involving and endlessly engaging.

Put simply, healthy employees are less

A place that encourages then to spend more

costly, thanks to lower premiums and

time on the site, more often – thus increasing

reduced health care claims. That’s why for

the likelihood of a positive change in their

so many companies, making an investment

overall health.

in a wellness program isn’t an unwanted cost center – it’s a welcome source of cost

Best of all, participants can use the dashboard

reductions.

to easily track their health progress.

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instance, your company may offer employees

high-quality content comes from a library of

a discount on their insurance premiums

thousands of articles by one of the nation’s

when they earn a designated number of

largest providers of health and wellness

points by taking proactive steps to improve

information.

their health. Participants can complete many of those activities right from the dashboard,

Our actions plans help our employers engage

and they can keep track of their points too,

their population to gain a high percentage of

allowing them to get a complete picture of

healthy employees and dependents within

their progress.

their workforce.

Our dashboard maintains a high level of

engagement

by

providing

content

customized for participants based on the outcomes of their HRAs and screenings. Our

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“FEELING HEALTHY

AND FEELING GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF IS NOT A LUXURY IT’S AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY” —ELEANOR ROOSEVELT An effective approach to motivating employees is to deliver individual and team challenges that allow departments and organizational teams to compete in wellness initiatives. Using our individual and team-based capabilities, it is simple to set up teams, post real-time results and manage a team-based competition automatically.

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WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Programs that help employees identify issues with their health and engage in healthier behavior

54% 55% 99% *

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Employers offer Health Risk Assessment

Employers offer Biometric Screenings

Employers offer at least one wellness program

Almost one-in-four employers (24%) offering

Fifty-five percent of large firms (200 or more

Virtually all large employers (200 or more

health benefits provide employees with

workers) and 26% of smaller firms offering

workers) and most smaller employers offer

an opportunity to complete a health risk

health benefits report offering biometric

at least one wellness program.

assessment.

Large firms (200 or more

screening to employees. Of these firms, 11%

seven percent of employers offering health

workers) are more likely than smaller firms

percent of large firms require employees to

benefits offer at least one of the following

to ask employees to complete a health risk

complete a biometric screening to enroll in

wellness programs in 2013.

assessment (55% vs. 23%).

the health plan.

*Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) 2013 Employer Benefits Survey

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Individual & Team Challenges A must have Wellness Program Individual and team challenges are key modules in a wellness program. Challenges provide employers with potential behavior change along with increasing participation and engagement. Your workforce teams up with coworkers – next door, down the hall or other locations – to compete with results for better nutrition, fitness and weight loss, the ultimate outcome. Having your workforce strive to reach program goals provides an environment for employees to likely succeed to adopting a healthier lifestyle.

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CHALLENGES INDIVIDUAL & TEAMS “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.”

—William Londen

Team & Individual Challenges Challenges focus on simple lifestyle changes. You can define the incentive points awarded and the availability of each challenge to tie in with workplace activities. Team challenges allow participant to form teams and work together to reach milestones. Team and challenge blogs, individual and team progress charts, and a team league table encourage healthy competition. Standard challenges are available for the following topics. •

Physical activity

Weight loss

Healthy eating

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From the peaceful headwaters in the northern Minnesota woods to the sweeping meanders of the river delta, participants will turn their physical activity into miles as they journey along the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River Challenge is a fully configured wellness challenge. It is available as a corporate challenge for individuals or teams, with a fixed start date and duration, or as a personal challenge for participants to travel at their own pace.

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Features The Mississippi River Challenge includes the following features: • Captivating images that describe the culture, history, and geography of this iconic river. • An interactive map that shows the route and tracks progress. • Push messages to drive engagement. • Incentive point allocation for each milestone. • Auto logging of steps from fitness devices such as Fitbit (Zip, One, Flex, and Force), Jawbone Up, and Fitbug Orb. • Posters and flyers to use for promotional activities. • Corporate challenge options of 8 or 12 weeks. • Optional blog for the challenge or individual teams.

Deployment Options The Mississippi River Challenge supports a range of different challenge models to meet your program requirements.

Personal Challenges Personal challenges allow each participant to start the challenge at any time, traveling at his/her own pace to reach the final milestone.

Corporate Challenges Corporate challenges have a defined start and end date, with all participants completing the journey at the same time.

• An individual challenge measures each participant’s progress toward the next milestone. • A team challenge allows participants to form teams that compete against each other, measuring team average distance when determining progress. Corporate challenges are available with 8 or 12-week duration. To reach the last milestone, an individual (or team average) will need to record about 8,000 steps, or the equivalent of 4 aerobic miles, every day.

Options for Team Challenges • Support teams of any size, defined during setup. • Team captains, team names, and team members can be self-selected or assigned by the program administrator • During the enrollment period, team members may switch teams. Once tracking starts, team membership is fixed for the duration of the challenge.

Logging Activity The Mississippi River Challenge supports auto logging of steps from fitness devices such as Fitbit (Zip, One, Flex, and Force), Jawbone Up, and Fitbug Orb.

Participants may also log exercise using the online tracker -choosing from more than 20 physical activities at three intensity levels.

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The Lose for Health Challenge is a preconfigured weight loss challenge. With this challenge participants can track their weight, calculate percentage weight loss, and earn incentives for reaching each milestone. The Lose for Health Challenge is available as a corporate challenge for individuals, with a fixed start date and duration, or as a personal challenge for participants to advance at their own pace..

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Features

Corporate Challenges

The Lose for Health Challenge includes the following features:

Corporate challenges have a defined start and end date, with all

• Tips and educational material for healthy weight loss.

participants completing the challenge at the same time.

• A progress chart that shows results and targets. • Motivational push messages to drive engagement.

The Lose for Health Challenge is available as a team challenge,

• Posters and flyers to use for promotional activities.

which measures each participant’s progress toward the next

• Corporate challenge options of 8 or 12 weeks

milestone.

• Incentive point allocation for each milestone • Online tracker

Corporate challenges are available for durations of 8 or 12

• Option for validated baseline measurement

weeks. To reach the last milestone, an individual will need to

• Optional blog

record 5% weight loss.

Deployment Options

Logging Weight

The Lose for Health Challenge supports a range of different

The Lose for Weight Challenge supports logging of weight up to

challenge models to meet your program requirements.

once per day using a Web tracker.

Personal Challenges

The option is available to require that baseline weight is validated

Personal challenges allow each participant to start the challenge

by a coach or coordinator.

at any time, advancing at their own pace to reach the final milestone.

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“THE DIFFERENCE

BETWEEN TRY TRIUMPH IS A LITTLE ‘UMPH’!” AND

–MARVIN PHILLIPS

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CONTACT Meliora Technology

Meliora Technology is the industry’s premier provider of technology solutions for workplace health management programs, including the development and implementation of customized, web based health management software. We also offer a wide range of tools and services that streamline the benefits administration process, including an online benefits enrollment and administration system, EDI data exchange, error resolution and more.

CORPORATE OFFICE 600 West 6th Street Suite 150 Fort Worth, Tx 76102 Phone 877 282 3044 Fax 877 667 2994 email: info@melioratech.com www.melioratech.com

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Challenges | Release 2.0 | April 2014