Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC) and India’s top HR consulting partner joins hands with HealthifyMe, India’s largest & most loved health & fitness app.
Mercer’s global leadership in the corporate health advisory market combined with HealthifyMe’s technological capabilities in delivering corporate wellness programs is likely to emerge as a game changer. India is increasingly suffering from lifestyle diseases accompanying sedentary jobs such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension.
A recent study found +70% of the employees in India to be obese and 82% of all CEOs to be obese. To help combat lifestyle diseases, and to improve employee fitness and engagement, there has been increasing focus around wellness and fitness programs - especially around digital programs that are easy to implement, engaging and sustainable and that provide a direct impact on the bottom-line due to enhanced productivity levels. The partnership is certainly going to accelerate a near-term future where corporate India will adopt wellness programs at scale to ensure employee health, engagement and sustainable employer brand.
Anish Sarkar, CEO, India, Mercer said, “Health is one of the three key pillars for Mercer globally and we are now accelerating that focus in India as well. We are excited to partner with HealthifyMe given their pedigree in offering strong technology powered personalized solutions for corporates.”
Commenting on the exciting development, Tushar Vashisht, CEO & Co-Founder, HealthifyMe said, “With more than 5 million users, HealthifyMe is today the digital health leader in India. With the partnership with Mercer, we hope to leverage their deep expertise in engaging with corporate India and Healthify millions of corporate employees in the coming months.’
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 23,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With nearly 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh,which advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions; Guy Carpenter, which develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities; and Oliver Wyman, which serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients. For more information, visit www.mercer.co.in. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.
HealthifyMe is a mobile health and fitness app that combines the power of technology with real human services to deliver measurable impact. Co-founded in 2012 by Tushar Vashisht and Sachin Shenoy, and incubated by Microsoft Accelerator, it is today India’s largest digital wellness platform catering to 5 million users in 200+ cities with over 200 coaches. Its app is rated 4.6/5 and has been featured by Google and Apple multiple times for its quality benchmarks. The company delivers measurable results on eating habits, fitness, and weight through tracking lifestyle, providing access to human coaches and AI nutritionist “Ria”. HealthifyMe is also a platform of choice for leading Corporates and Healthcare partners in India. The company has over 400 employees, with a physical presence in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
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