Allows users to participate in competitions
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2016) — Humana Inc. has launched Goal Guru, an iOS and Android-compatible mobile app and web experience designed to help employers take a holistic approach to improving the overall health of employees. The app is not exclusively tied to any health plan.
Goal Guru, which gathers data from a multitude of trackers and mobile apps, allows users to participate in competitions and engage each other through wellness tracking, challenges and 24/7 interaction with a digital coach. Through the app, employers provide an easy-to-use resource conducive to improving the activity level of their employees through the monitoring of steps, weight and sleep. Users receive personalized news feeds throughout the day and can increase engagement by messaging a team or individuals to initiate a challenge.
Key features of Goal Guru include:
- Challenges, sorted by physical, social, financial and emotional types, provide employers with the opportunity to increase competition in the workplace, thereby strengthening social interaction and employee motivation. Participants can earn stars as they reach well-being milestones.
- The 24/7 digital coach, available for an additional cost, can further enhance fitness goals and aid in getting active, managing weight and training for events. The virtual coach provides users with automated text conversations, guidance and motivation that correlate with the user’s goals and activity feedback.
- Employee social engagement is easy with users’ newsfeed-like dashboards, which track fellow co-workers’ accomplishments and competition progress. The app lets co-workers engage with each other through friendly competition and motivation.
- Engagement Source is an online resource for the employer that will accompany the Goal Guru purchase. The Engagement Source provides a wealth of information for clients to reference to guide them when building a culture of health in their organization.