V Team|Health & Wellness

Promoting wellness in all aspects of life

We believe health, wellness and safety are fundamental to success, and provide comprehensive resources that help V Teamers and their families succeed in life.

Our mental health and emotional wellness programs

  • Verizon’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to V Teamers and their families 24x7x365.
  • Our Resilience Toolbox provides resources that managers and V Teamers can use to support a teammate who may be struggling with challenges at work or home.

Healthcare that’s high quality and affordable

Our benefits package provides access to high-quality, affordable health care coverage that includes medical, dental and vision care along with disability and insurance programs. In addition to our health and wellness centers, we promote a healthy V Team through a comprehensive range of on-site services delivered as part of our “Be Well, Work Well” programs. For example, in 2018:

  • We invested almost $2.8 billion to deliver health care benefits and services alone.
  • We provided coverage to about 565,000 beneficiaries.
  • More than 4,500 employees received a free health screening for cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index.
  • More than 12,500 employees received flu shots.
  • 527 women age 40+ took advantage of the on-site mammography screenings.
  • Our bi-weekly “Be Well, Work Well” electronic publication had more than 112,000 employee views throughout the year, raising awareness on a range of topics for healthy living.

Fitness: a focus for all

We provide V Teamers with access to a wide range of health and wellness resources at any time through the WellConnect portal. In 2018, more than 68,500 employees used the portal, which maintains information on preventive care, tobacco cessation, physical activity, nutrition, mobile tools, wearable devices and much more.

More than 26,500 participants logged into another valuable tool: their personalized “My Health Vault.” It is the second most popular page after the homepage, where employees can check their personalized Health Assessment score, Health Screening results and Lifestyle Incentive Tracker to keep abreast of their health status, all in one place. Employees can receive free one-on-one sessions with a certified health coach from WebMD to create an achievable health plan to reach their goals.

V Teamers use our 31 Verizon Health and Wellness Centers to participate in fitness and wellness activities and have access to health and wellness information. During 2018 our centers:

  • Had nearly 12,000 members
  • Conducted 7,233 events focused on fitness, wellness and community
  • Had coaches lead members through nearly 49,000 personal training or group training sessions

In addition, onsite Run/Walk events were hosted at various locations with nearly 2,500 participants. And more than 4,600 employees participated in other local charity/community walks/runs and corporate classic events coordinated by the health and wellness team.