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The City extends On the Goga wellbeing hub to all employees

Program offered through IBX Achieve Well-being @Work

On April 1, 2024, the City of Philadelphia began providing a new, online wellbeing benefit called On the Goga for all permanent full-time, part-time, and provisional City of Philadelphia employees as part of its Independence Blue Cross (IBX) Achieve Well-being @Work program!

“We want to empower all our employees through health literacy to support better quality of life and health outcomes overall,” said Marsha Greene Jones, Deputy Director for Employee Benefits, Office of Human Resources. “It’s important that we take care of the people, and their families, that do the work for the City of Philadelphia.”

Over 26,000 City of Philadelphia employees will now be able to access information and classes around lifestyle wellness through the On the Goga program, like meditations, recipes, articles, and activities, at no additional cost. This launch reinforces the City’s commitment to offer access to comprehensive, affordable healthcare benefits in support of health equity, diversity and the total health of City employees and their families through programs and services to sustain our emotional, physical, nutritional, financial and community wellbeing.

Anna Greenwald, Founder and CEO of On the Goga said, “What’s so meaningful about the City’s approach is this program extends beyond the services and education we’re providing. This is one important part of a larger vision to redefine what it means to invest in the wellbeing of our community, to care for the people who care for our city. And we’re thrilled to play a part in that vision.” This benefit has been available to some employees for two years but is now available to everyone.

“Equitable whole-person health is a key priority for us at IBX, so we are thrilled to see the City of Philadelphia expand its well-being benefit to thousands of additional employees. It’s encouraging to know that more people will have access to programs and services that can positively impact their daily life,” said Susan Larkin, Executive Vice President and President Core Commercial Markets at Independence Blue Cross.

Michael Zaccagni, City of Philadelphia, Central Human Resources Officer said, “We look forward to continuing to provide our employees with access to great benefits and opportunities that enhance our communities overall. A career with the City of Philadelphia means having the ability to impact millions of people where your talents and skills have the potential to do big things, for good.”

For more information about a career with the City of Philadelphia, visit phila.gov/do-something-big.

 

Media contact:
Kathleen Conlon
267-918-8057
Kathleen.Conlon@ibx.com