OUR PEOPLE AND WORKFORCE
Health & Wealth Benefits
At EMC, we use the power of technology to help employees manage their health and wealth. Our tools and resources enable employees and their family members to understand individual status, receive targeted information, improve their health and grow their wealth.
We offer comprehensive benefits packages for our employees around the world. In the United States, for example, we provide:
- Many health plan options which include PPOs, HMOs and a Consumer Driven Health Plan paired with a Health Savings Account to help meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families
- Dental, vision and prescription insurance
- Adoption assistance
- Parental leave
- Autism benefits
- Telemedicine benefits
- Best Doctors
- Maternal health, smoking cessation, disease management and life coaching programs
- Gender Identity Disorder treatment
- Fitness reimbursement benefits
- Onsite biometric screenings
- Health management seminars/webinars
- Access to group legal, identity theft and pet insurances
- Opportunities for employees to participate in pilots and studies
- Retirement planning through a 401(k) plan
- Tuition assistance
EMC employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible for our 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.
In 2015, EMC was recognized as one of the top 100 Healthiest Workplaces in America by Healthiest 100.
EMC believes patients should be in control of their own health information and have access to it anytime, anywhere. Creating an all-in-one secure, meaningful, actionable and technologically based Personal Health Record (PHR) is a safety imperative, and we have demonstrated our commitment to improving access to PHRs for more than a decade.
HealthLink, EMC’s health management portal, is powered by WebMD. It enables employees and their family members to manage healthcare information 24/7 anywhere in the world. It has been accessed by 87 percent of EMC’s U.S. employees and 72 percent of spouses/domestic partners. Users enter health information into a confidential, secure portal and receive targeted communications about resources to help with their 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 has remained two percent lower than the national average. Our employees and family members used these programs and resources extensively in 2015, increasing their engagement as healthcare consumers by taking greater care of their health, and better understanding the true cost of care.
Influencing the Healthcare IT Marketplace
EMC was a leading adopter of electronic PHR for its employees with a program offered in our healthcare benefits options 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. For example, EMC was the only employer selected to participate on the Governor of Massachusetts’ Healthcare Transition Committee.
We also influenced the Healthcare IT marketplace in 2015 by participating in the Health Care Cost Institute’s (HCCI) Massachusetts-based initiative to drive health care transparency, helping HCCI connect with local employers, state agencies and policy groups.
EMC is committed to helping employees prepare for retirement and their overall financial wellbeing. In 2015, EMC introduced its first financial wellness campaign. This campaign provided 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. Throughout the campaign, employees were able to access onsite seminars, webinars, financial planning sessions and other programs.