Weight Watchers® Health Solutions

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Let’s be honest, weight loss is challenging.

We know losing weight is hard for your employees. Our relationship with food is complicated—and it's easy to feel overwhelmed.

Many people believe that the only way to lose weight is to go on a “diet”, they let someone else decide and restrict their food choices and end up feeling frustration and hopelessness. Decades of science back us up- diets are not a long-term solution, lifestyle change is.

That’s why Weight Watchers® is not a diet—it’s a lifestyle.

Hitting your weight loss goal is not about labeling foods as “good” or “bad”, but about making healthier food and activity choices that fit into your life and support your goals. Restrictions don’t last in the real world, and the real world is where we live and where we work. That’s why we are on a mission to change people’s relationship with food, for good.

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The Challenges Employers Face

Addressing a Weighted Issue

We understand the weight-related challenges your employees face and the negative impact these issues can have on your organization. However, we can also see the potential for change and weight-loss success in your employees, and can provide a program that offers support and hope. Weight Watchers can be the catalyst to help you reshape your organization.

Think of obesity as the centerpiece of the hurdles your organization is currently facing.
Obesity is a significant issue in the workforce. Obesity is associated with a significant increase in absenteeism, from 1.1 to 1.7 extra days missed annually compared to those employees with normal weight.
Obesity-attributable absenteeism among American workers costs the nation an estimated $8.65 billion per year.
Employee productivity and absenteeism could be improved with even just a 5% weight loss (Medical Care)2

To positively impact your organization, you have to address weight issues head-on. And to address weight issues, you have support your employees in their efforts with weight management.

References

1 Tatiana Andreyeva, Joerg Luedicke, Y. Claire Wang. State-Level Estimates of Obesity-Attributable Costs of Absenteeism. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2014; 56 (11)

2 Bilger, M, Finkelstein E.A., Kruger E., Econ M.H., Tate D.F., & Linnan L.A. (2013). The effect of weight loss on health, productivity and medical expenditures among overweight employees. Medical Care. 51(6),471-477.

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Behavior Change

We’re the Experts in Behavior Change

It’s About Real People

When it comes to weight management, what it really comes down to is changing behavior. Employees are real people and real people are complex. Between all of our work, home and social commitments it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to making all of the daily food and activity decisions necessary to meet our weight-loss goals.

  • Home
  • Work
  • Social
and we have more than 50 years of experience in the science of behavior change.

Employees are real people and real people are complex. Between all of our work, home and social commitments it’s easy to feel overwhelmed when it comes to making the decision to lose weight.

We are the experts in people.

The good news is, we are experts in behavior change for weight management. We have more than 50 years of experience helping people lose weight. We believe that a healthy body comes from a healthy lifestyle- which includes mental, emotional, and physical health. We will provide your employees with the information, knowledge, tools, and motivation necessary to help your employees make the program fit their life and their goals. And we, and you as their employer, will share in their weight-loss success. By Partnering With Us, we can help you help your employees.

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Obesity Statistics

Obesity Is an Issue We Can’t Ignore

A Growing Trend

The numbers don’t lie. Obesity is an issue that affects employees in all organizations. The good news is, there are effective ways to manage weight, and Weight Watchers can help your employees meet their weight-loss goals.

The total cost of obesity to US companies is an estimated $13 billion a year, including health insurance costs at $8 billion, sick leave at $2.4 billion, life insurance at $1.8billion, and disability insurance at $1 billion.1
Those who are overweight or obese are at higher risk of developing serious health problems,

Those who are overweight or obese are at higher risk of developing serious health problems, including heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, stroke, gallstones, osteoarthritis, breathing problems, and certain cancers.2

References

1 National Business Coalition on Health. 2011. Obesity/Weight Management Employer Survey and Interview Project. Retrieved from http://www.nbch.org/nbch/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000002270/NBCH_Survey_RPT_FNLhi.pdf

2 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS guidelines for obesity management in adult, Circulation, published 2013

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Partnering With Us

We’re Here to Help

Think of us as your partners. Our goals are simple and they all focus on helping you make your workplace healthier by helping your employees meet their weight-loss goals.

We have experience not only in providing weight management service to the consumer market, but to the corporate market as well. The way we function is driven by what’s important: results for them, efficiency for you and inspiration for all.

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Connecting Our Platform to Your Organization

Enhancing Your Workplace

Together, we have the opportunity to make Weight Watchers® a crucial benefit in your organization. We seamlessly connect our range of services to your current preventive health.

  • Promotion & Engagement: all the marketing tools you’ll need to communicate the information employees need to know in fresh and exciting ways
  • Benefit Offerings: special variations of the program that work best for your work environment
  • Member Data & Reporting*: an in-depth analysis with insightful statistics on participation and results
  • Account Management & Implementation: access to a dedicated account manager to help make employee enrollment a success

Along with our customizable marketing materials, we also aim to help enhance the strategies you are currently implementing to communicate the importance of health and well-being to your employees.

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*Availability of Member Data and Reporting in accordance with company size and commitment.

Marketing Tools: Promotion & Engagement

Providing Communication Expertise

We understand that employee engagement in health and wellness programs is challenging for any organization. That’s why we’re offering a robust suite of marketing tools to help with your communication efforts.


Our flexible range of options means you can hand-select the strategies that work best for your organization.

    • Editable Posters & Flyers
    • Brochures
    • Offer Summary
    • Direct Mail
    • E-Newsletters
    • Email Marketing
    • Intranet Banners
    • Live Webinars
    • Video Series
    • Health Fair Support
    • Flat Screens
    • Office Takeover

  • Print: customize our posters and flyers, and use our ready-made brochures to excite employees about Weight Watchers
  • Digital: e-mails and e-newsletters ensure the inboxes of your employees feature something inspiring from Weight Watchers
  • Ambient: we have a new video series and flat screen images you can blast that showcase what Weight Watchers is all about

Our 360-degrees approach makes it easy to make Weight Watchers the center of your health and wellness interactions with your employees. The more ways you build us into your communication efforts, the more engaged and motivated your employees will be in pursuing their weight loss goals.

We continuously update our tactics to be fresh and new, specifically created to engage your employees. Our marketing support varies depending on the company size and commitment.

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The Support You Need

Just like we’re there for your employees to help with the hard part, we’re there for you every step of the way. We help you drive participation and optimize your program’s performance with our ongoing implementation support.

Your dedicated account manager is your key contact, and will provide guidance on business items, collaborate with your team, and work with your calendar.

  • Program Design & Requirements
  • Program Design & Requirements
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Client Set-up
  • Confirm Readiness

We also provide you with the data you need to track participation and results, so you can see for yourself how valuable the program is, and share in your employees’ weight-loss success

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Flexible Offerings & Packages

Living the Suite Life

Making the decision to lose weight is tough enough, so we make it easier by setting up shop within your walls.

Not only do our members have choices when it comes to food, but they also have choices with how they want to stay on plan. We have a variety of different offerings to meet any populations’ needs.


  • Meetings

    With Meetings subscription* or through At Work Meeting Series**

    Access to weekly meetings at your workplace or the local community, and our suite of digital and mobile tools and 24/7 Expert Chat.

    • Convenience and flexibility
    • Guidance and motivation from a Leader who has been in your shoes and has lost weight on our program
    • Power of Shared Learning – Tools and strategies from people facing the same challenges, and encouragement to keep going
    • 24/7 Expert Chat – answers and motivation whenever you need it on your own terms

    Availability of Meetings subscription and At Work Meeting Series via Weight Watchers Health Solutions in participating areas only and will vary in accordance with company size and commitment.


  • OnlinePlus

     

    Ability to follow our proven plan entirely online with digital & mobile tools, and 24/7 Expert Chat.

    • Convenience to follow the plan entirely online, anytime, anywhere — all at your own pace
    • Tailored sites built to work for men and women
    • Amazing digital tools, and a complete suite of mobile tools
    • 24/7 Expert Chat – Answers and motivation whenever you need it on your own terms


    Availability of OnlinePlus via Weight Watchers Health Solutions will vary in accordance with company size and commitment.



  • WW for Diabetes

    Weight Watchers for Diabetes For your employees with Type 2 Diabetes.

    Access to weekly meetings at your workplace or the local community, our suite of digital tools, 24/7 Expert Chat and unlimited access to a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) ‡

    • Suite of digital and mobile tools
    • Unlimited support and individualized guidance from a CDE
    • Food-planning strategies
    • Tips to help you safely integrate carbs and fruits
    • Advice on managing activity and blood sugar levels

    Available only in participating areas of the U.S. Participation in Weight Watchers for Diabetes requires Meetings + OnlinePlus subscription, and both which will vary in accordance with company size and commitment. Further restrictions apply.

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*Meetings subscription: Monthly payment is required in advance. The subscriber will automatically be charged each month in accordance with company pricing until they cancel. Meetings subscription is sold in participating areas only; may not be accepted for local and/or At Work meetings in all areas. Minimum enrollment and participation required to start and maintain an At Work meeting.
**At Work Meeting Series: Available only in participating areas. Pre-payment required and further restrictions may apply. Minimum enrollment required to start an At Work meeting.
†Each OnlinePlus subscription will be automatically renewed each month until cancelled.
‡The Weight Watchers for Diabetes information and guidance provided by the CDE is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment; you should always consult your physician about any health care issues.

Harnessing the Power of Weight Watchers®

Our Synchronized Effectiveness
The comprehensiveness of our program is what makes us different.

  • Proven Program: for more than 50 years, inspiring meetings and passionate Leaders set members up for success time and again
  • Comprehensive Support System: 360 degrees of support goes beyond meetings—think online content, tracking tools and more
  • Trusted Name: a brand people know. Each week, over a million members attend over 40,000 Weight Watchers meetings around the world, which are run by more than 10,000 leaders.

Just like your employees are hard at work for your organization, we are hard at work to strengthen the all-inclusiveness of ours, helping to transform as many lives as we can.

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Our Scientifically Proven Approach

Our Four Pillars

So, what does it take to change people’s relationship with food? Let’s start by breaking down the four pillars of our program:

  • Food

    loving the smart choices we make about what we eat

  • Support

    drawing upon others for knowledge and encouragement

  • Behavior Change

    committing to small changes that can make a big difference

  • Activity

    moving in ways that improve our minds, physiques and overall health


We also understand the power of usability.

We combine our 4 pillars within a program that is flexible and convenient, simple to learn and easy to follow.

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We Fit Seamlessly Into Our Members’ Lives

Dedicated to Member Engagement

Our effectiveness is about integrating our curriculum into the already busy lives of employees. We know from experience that the more the plan fits into their current lives, the more weight-loss success our members have.

We strive to make it simple to stay on our plan by enhancing member touch points and meeting members wherever they are.



Whether it’s through online and mobile content or actual meetings, Weight Watchers® is always there with something supportive and inspiring messages.

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Weight Watchers® Really Works

Decades of Scientific Backing

Our focus is on clinically effective and meaningful weight loss results. Decades of scientific observation and research have shown the efficacy of behavioral change for weight loss, and behavior change is the gold standard treatment for weight management1. Our program is based around these validated behavioral principles, and we have evaluated the delivery of these behavioral skills through Weight Watchers programming, and there’s concrete evidence we work. - We have dozens of clinical studies to our name, and have proven more effective for weight loss than self-directed weight loss attempts, usual care from a primary care physician, and other professionally delivered programs

  • People attending Weight Watchers meetings and using eTools lost 8x as much weight as those who tried to lose weight on their own.2

  • After 48 weeks, 3x as many people randomized to attend Weight Watchers meetings lost 10% or more of their body weight than those in a professionally delivered behavioral weight-loss program.3

  • Overweight and obese participants assigned to Weight Watchers lost more than 2x as much weight as those who received standard primary care alone.4

References

1 2013 AHA/ACC/TOS guidelines for obesity management in adult, Circulation, published 2013

2 Johnston CA et al. A randomized controlled trial of a community-based behavioral counseling program. The American Journal of Medicine 2013 (Article in Press), Oct. 2013. Weight loss data obtained at 6 months. Trial funded by Weight Watchers.

3 Pinto et al., Obesity 2012 Obesity (Silver Spring). 2012 Oct 8. [Epub ahead of print].

4 Jebb et al., Lancet 2011 Oct 22;378(9801):1485-92.

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