Employee Health & Wellness
Sustainability is often thought of in systemic terms: companies, communities and ecosystems. But systems are made up of their constituent parts. The most basic part of any company is the individual employee. Dominion Energy wants to do what it can to help every employee lead a long and fruitful life.
A Proactive Approach
To promote a culture of wellness and professional development.
How We Performed:
We provide a robust wellness program that encourages employees to improve their physical, emotional and financial health. In 2018 we added supplementary offerings to our benefits package.
Where We’re Headed:
Dominion Energy has implemented a 15 percent increase in adoption assistance reimbursement, from $11,650 to $13,810 per child. This amount is much higher than that offered by some of our industry peers. The change will take place on January 1, 2019.
No single approach will fit every employee's needs. As our workforce changes and grows more diverse, our wellness programs must evolve over time to serve and promote our company's culture.
Our “Well On Your Way” wellness program focuses on physical, emotional and financial health. We provide employees and their dependents a wide range of wellness offerings and health management services to encourage preventive care and to support work/life balance. The program provides support for employees with health and work/life issues, including coaching programs offered by StayWell Health Management and The Life Resources Center partner Beacon Health Options.
In 2016 we added some friendly competition, including a “10K a Day” challenge, in which employees were encouraged to walk at least 10,000 steps each day to promote physical activity and wellness. More than 2,700 employees and 270 spouses participated. In 2017 we added “Slam Dunk,” linked to the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament. Employees created teams and earned prizes for engaging in health- and wellness-related activities.
In 2018 we are offering supplemental voluntary benefits, including critical illness and accident insurance, ID theft protection and home and auto insurance. We also offer employees a telemedicine service that provides access to medical professionals on mobile devices. Employees can chat at any time with board-certified physicians who are qualified to answer questions, make diagnoses, and even prescribe basic medications as permitted by state law. The program includes behavioral health and support for new mothers.
Dominion Energy’s benefits package includes other health benefits as well – such as free seasonal influenza shots to employees, discounted shots for dependents and contractors and access to fitness centers at many company locations.