Employee Wellness Program Collateral Rebrand

Created: 09/11/10
Last Edited: 05/29/14
A corporate Human Resources Department of a major corporation was seeking ways to reduce its healthcare costs, which exceeded $115 million in 2009, and promote better program understanding to employees to encourage participation. They knew they were in need of updating their existing health and wellness programs identity system. Over the course of many years, a majority of the collateral had an inconsistent look from piece to piece, which confused employees receiving these communications. Although the Corporate Benefits Department handled open enrollment, a health and wellness program, an employee newsletter and a few other corporate financial communications, most of these pieces were branded under individual looks. Clients wanted to recapture the attention of employees (both office and plant workers) with a brighter color palette, updated typography, and clean, easy-to-read layouts.

The project encompassed type and color palette exploration, as well as concepts for the redesign of existing employee mailers, open enrollment collateral, and wellness program communications. All future pieces will now follow this similar look and feel for consistency.

Following the roll-out in early 2009, wellness program participation increased from 9% in 2006 to 46% in 2009. Those groups who participated in the wellness program have a 7% lower annual per employee claim cost compared with the prior year. In an online satisfaction survey of employees in early 2010, 78% of employees said they feel they have a good understanding of their health benefits, up from 67% in 2006 (prior to the redesign).

Additionally, this program rebranding was the recipient of a GDUSA 2011 American Graphic Design Award.
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  • Benefits program redesign, open enrollment workbook

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  • Examples of other program collateral executed in this style (I provided art direction to our team of designers to maintain visual consistency with the new brand look)
  • Project created while with Saint-Gobain Creative Services/The Hive. Do not reproduce without the expressed written consent of Kristin Dankanich.