Employees and Workplace
Health & Wealth Benefits
At EMC, we use the power of innovative Information Technology (IT) to help employees manage their health and wealth. Our tools and resources enable employees and their family members to understand individual statuses, get targeted information, improve health, and grow wealth.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package for our more than 53,000 employees around the world. In the U.S., we provide health, dental, vision and prescription insurance; adoption assistance; autism benefits; retirement planning through a 401(k) plan; and access to an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for the benefits package. More information about benefits for EMC’s U.S. employees can be found at www.peoplelinkbenefits.com. Information about benefits offered to employees in other countries where we conduct business can be found on the appropriate EMC local website.
EMC believes that patients should be in control of their own health information, and have access to it anytime, anywhere. Our commitment to creating an all-in-one secure, meaningful, actionable, relevant, technologically-based Personal Health Record (PHR) is a safety imperative—and we’ve been doing it for more than a decade.
HealthLink, EMC’s health management portal is powered by WebMD and secured by RSA®, The Security Division of EMC. It provides employees and their family members the ability to manage healthcare information 24x7 anywhere in the world. It has been accessed by more than 90% of EMC’s U.S. employees and more than 55% of spouses/domestic partners. Users enter health information into a confidential, secure portal and receive targeted communications about resources to help individual health needs. Users may also choose to share information in the PHR with healthcare providers.
The PHR helps employees and adult family members review complete clinical data with their healthcare providers, avoid duplicative tests and procedures and manage drug interactions and side effects. This health management approach has improved outcomes and contained costs for employees and for EMC. Since implementing the wellness program in 2004, our average per capita cost increase is 6.8 percent, as compared to the national average of 10.3 percent. (Source: Watson Wyatt National Employer Survey).
We are committed to continuous enhancement of the PHR. In 2012, HealthLink will launch a Mobile PHR app as well as the ability for users to access their images (e.g., x-rays).
Influencing the Healthcare IT Marketplace
EMC was the first employer to sponsor an electronic Personal Health Record, having launched it in 2004. Since then, we have been playing an increasingly influential role in accelerating the movement to harness the full potential of digital technology to improve health. In fact, our innovation and expertise in healthcare technology and in employee benefits are being sought out by Fortune 500 companies, business leaders, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
We are committed to sharing our story with healthcare organizations and other employers—because we all deserve a more efficient healthcare system.
WealthLink is EMC’s wealth accumulation and protection program. It provides employees with the opportunity to learn how to develop their own wealth management plans to meet their individual and family needs and goals while optimizing the benefits provided by EMC. Through WealthLink, employees have access to onsite seminars, webinars, financial planning sessions, the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), 401(k) Plan, and other programs.