New York — Jan. 3
Weight Watchers International Inc. announced two partnerships with American Express and with NYSE Euronext to help employees lose weight and lead healthier lives.
American Express plans to expand its Weight Watchers offerings for its existing portfolio of wellness initiatives and services. American Express has agreed to pay 100 percent of the cost to its employees for up to one year for Weight Watchers meetings with Monthly Pass or Weight Watchers Online. American Express will also cover 50 percent of the cost of these offerings for spouses and domestic partners of employees who are covered under the American Express medical plan.
NYSE Euronext plans to include Weight Watchers offerings as part of its Empowering Wellness program and will pay half the costs to its employees for access to Weight Watchers meetings with Monthly Pass or Weight Watchers Online.
Earlier this year, the National Business Group on Health gave American Express the Global Distinction Award for efforts to improve employee health and for the past three years it has honored American Express with the Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award.
Through these two initiatives, American Express and NYSE Euronext will provide Weight Watchers offerings to a broad variety of employees with varying work schedules. Employees will have the flexibility to follow the PointsPlus program by attending meetings at work, in the community or to follow the plan online with a subscription to Weight Watchers Online, which is customized for men and women.
Source: Weight Watchers International Inc.