New Wellness Program Aims to Help City Employees

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - HealthTo promote a healthier workforce and counter rising health insurance costs, the City revealed a new wellness program that will be offered to more than 47,000 city employees and eligible spouses as of this week. Representatives from the city and the unions representing much of its union workforce collaborated on the development of the wellness plan through the City of Chicago Labor Management Cooperation Committee (LMCC), co-chaired by Deputy Mayor Mark Angelson and Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation Labor.

The city’s wellness program, designed and managed by global well-being leader, Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY), offers a suite of initiatives. As part of the “Chicago Lives Healthy” program, employees and spouses are required to do any one of the on-site/telephonic wellness events: attend an on-site educational seminar, complete an on-site challenge, complete a health check-in call or complete a telephonic coaching call. Enrollment for “Chicago Lives Healthy” is now open, and will continue for city employees and eligible spouses through August 31. You can enroll at,

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