Brownstein supports employee wellness by incentivizing fitness, nutrition and life balance goals through an online resource site that Brownstein’s Director of Employee Benefits and Wellness calls “a field of dreams.” In other words: Its potential is in how employees use it.
Dottie Henshaw, legal secretary in the firm’s Las Vegas office, uses it as a “friendly reminder for me to do some of the things I really needed to do to take better care of myself.” Dottie gets points for following the My Plate system, logging her walking minutes or miles and getting her sleep.
Incentives are earned at the 5,000, 10,000 and 15,000 point marks in the program. One incentive is a fitness tracking device that can be connected to the site. John Sonsalla, policy advisor in the Washington, D.C., office, thinks that the program incorporates “the right ‘carrots’—in terms of incentives from the firm.” The top incentive is an annual premium discount on the Brownstein medical plan.
Brownstein takes a holistic approach to employee wellness that incorporates work-life balance, community involvement and peer interaction. The firm believes well people make the best employees.