Vail Resorts Introduces ‘Epic Wellness’ Program for Employees to Help them Focus on their Mind, Body and Wallet

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Vail Resorts, Inc. on Tueday announced a new program complete with wellness resources available to employees that focus on their mind, body and wallet. Epic Wellness was created as a result of significant and broad Company-wide input, reports

“People want to learn behaviors that will help them manage health, finances, stress, depression or substance use,” said Vice President of Total Rewards and Human Resources Programs, David Ganick. “It’s important that Epic Wellness is a responsive and dynamic program. We are in this for the long haul.”

According to VR Wellness Manager, Dr. Corey Levy, one of the most important “mind” tools the Company deploys is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP, a confidential counseling program, is available to employees, their dependents and anyone else who lives with our employees and focuses on mental well-being.

“We are very pleased to see a nearly 200 percent increase across the company in employees engaging in the EAP program from FY 2015 to FY 2017,” said Levy.

Another innovative program is Caring for a Coworker. Vail Resorts is providing numerous resources for employees who know of a coworker who is experiencing mental or emotional challenges.

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Vail. Credit: ski-epic

Focusing on the “body”, employees enrolled in a VR medical plan receive access to valuable and innovative resources such as Grand Rounds, Hinge Health and MDLive: more than 400 Vail Resorts employees have completed the Hinge Health program and on average saw their pain reduced by 60 percent.

Last year, thousands of VR employees participated in an onsite biometric and/or skin cancer screening. Participating in these screenings not only helped our employees learn about their current and potential health risks, but it also enabled them to earn up to $250 in a health reimbursement account to help pay medical expenses.

Vail Resorts also provides up to $400 in incentives for a Maternity Management program to help expecting mothers improve health outcomes for themselves and their baby.

And finally, for the “wallet”, whether employees want to get better control of their cash flow, pay off debt, or save for the future, Epic Wellness provides relevant resources, including the Vail Resorts 401(k) Retirement Plan.

Further, the EpicPromise Foundation supports Vail Resorts employees and their dependents in times of need. Emergency relief grants are awarded to assist with unpredictable life setbacks such as an unplanned medical issue or home disaster. Educational grants are awarded to assist with tuition for any course leading to a degree or certificate for employees and/or their children.

During fiscal year 2017 in Park City, 18 emergency relief grants totaling nearly $50,000 were delivered. In addition, two employee education ascent grants were awarded and four children of employees received EpicPromise scholarships.

For the press release in its entirety, head here…

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