The Jackson Companies in Myrtle Beach Selects the ADP Vitality Program to Enhance Employee Wellness Initiatives

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A Personalized and Interactive Approach for “Teammates Getting Into Fitness” (TGIF) for TJC Teammates Including Ocean Lakes Family Campground and Prestwick Country Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

We value our employees, our teammates, and we want them to feel their best. When they feel their best, they are happier and it shows.

The Jackson Companies in Myrtle Beach, S.C., is partnering with ADP to help empower their teammates (employees) to live the healthiest life possible by implementing the ADP Vitality wellness program. It’s an interactive, personalized wellness program and a new addition to The Jackson Companies existing wellness program, “Teammates Getting into Fitness” (TGIF). This new online tool is an additional benefit being provided to all of TJC’s 170 full-time teammates.

For several years, The Jackson Companies has been committed to helping its teammates achieve both good health and well-being. “We believe the most effective means of achieving both is individual empowerment – the power for each teammate to learn and improve habits to live a healthy lifestyle,” comments Dennis Wade, CEO of The Jackson Companies. “We value our employees, our teammates, and we want them to feel their best. When they feel their best, they are happier and it shows.”

Adoption of the ADP Vitality wellness program is a multi-year initiative and commitment for The Jackson Companies, which will encourage its teammates to get active, involved and rewarded. It focuses on four key areas: education, fitness, prevention and nutrition. Each area offers ways for teammates to earn points and track their progress at their own pace. Teammates start with the ADP Vitality Virtual Health Risk Assessment. The online program helps teammates set goals and recommends ways to achieve those goals. The ultimate goal is to mentor teammates about healthy living, but a bi-product of participation is saving money. Teammates who engage in the program will help lower their portion of the healthcare premium.

As small businesses continue to struggle with rising healthcare costs, The Jackson Companies is working to take proactive measures. Ron Welchel, Human Resources Director of The Jackson Companies, explains, “Our healthcare costs are not sustainable, so we are giving teammates the tools and support to help them learn and become more accountable for their health.”

Participation can be a challenge with any voluntary program, however, many teammates have embraced the endeavor to live healthier, and even challenged one another. In 2011, the TGIF program began with a little “healthy” competition that included a points system for tracking participation in education, fitness and even weight loss. During two separate TGIF challenges 119 teammates lost 319.5 inches and 504.8 pounds.

“We see growing demand for incentive-based wellness programs as both employers and employees seek new ways to reduce their health expenses,” said Regina Lee, Division President, ADP. “Online, interactive platforms like the ADP Vitality wellness program also help drive employee participation by enabling them to work towards personal wellness goals when and where it’s most convenient.”

The ADP Vitality wellness program dovetails in with other TGIF tools and events coming in April and May designed for The Jackson Companies’ teammates including a “Health & Wellness Fair,” National Walk @ Lunch Day, Free Skin Cancer Screenings for Teammates, and the Teammate Appreciation Breakfast.

About ADP

ADP® (NASDAQ: ADP), with more than $10 billion in revenues and approximately 600,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing and human capital management solutions. Leveraging over 60 years of experience and a global footprint spanning more than 40 countries, ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, talent management, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source, and helps clients comply with regulatory and legislative changes, such as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). ADP's easy-to-use solutions for employers provide superior value to companies of all types and sizes. ADP is also a leading provider of integrated computing solutions to auto, truck, motorcycle, marine, recreational vehicle, and heavy equipment dealers throughout the world. For more information about ADP or to contact a local ADP sales office, reach us at 1.800.225.5237 or visit the company's Web site at

About The Jackson Companies

The Jackson Companies, located in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was founded by Mary Emily and Nelson Jackson and their five daughters. It is a family-owned enterprise that includes Prestwick Golf & Country Club, Ocean Lakes Family Campground, Ocean Lakes Properties, Crystal Lake Mobile Home Village, Ocean Lakes RV Center, and the 40-acre SayeBrook Town Center. The Jackson Companies also owns several hundred acres of undeveloped land in the Myrtle Beach area. Several divisions of The Jackson Companies have been recognized nationally in both the golf and camping industries.

The family-owned business employs nearly 250 teammates year round and employs an additional 250+ teammates in-season. In 2006, it was named one of the fifteen "Best Places to Work in South Carolina."

Prestwick Golf & Country Club features an 18-hole golf course designed by Pete and P.B. Dye. Recognized as one of the area's premier tennis centers, Prestwick offers members and their guests eleven clay courts, two hard courts and a fully stocked pro shop. The course continues to receive regional and national recognition. 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest, 2006. “Top 20 Grand Strand Course”– South Carolina Magazine, 2005. “One of the 5 Best Kept Secret Golf Courses in America” - Golf Digest, August 2004.

Ocean Lakes Family Campground is the largest campground on the East Coast and one of the largest in the United States. It has received numerous awards for excellence. It is the 2011-2012 National “RV Park of the Year” in the Mega Park Category and has received that honor from the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) five times. In 2006, Ocean Lakes received the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s Cup for making a significant economic impact on South Carolina. In 2010, it received the Earth Day Award from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control for its iCare Program.

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