Green Circle Life Expands Availability of Healthy Weight for Life Program for the SmartFHR™ Platform

PENSACOLA, Fla., April 16, 2024

Green Circle Life (GCL), provider of the innovative communication and engagement platform SmartFHR™, complete with integrated health and wellbeing services, proudly announces that its highly successful Healthy Weight for Life program (HWFL) is now available to all users and corporate clients.

HWFL is an employer-offered weight management program designed to work with individuals to set realistic goals, attain and maintain their desired weight through lifestyle changes. The program, which provides private, personalized coaching, encourages users to engage in physical activities, nutritional adjustments and monitor weight outcomes. If needed, they can combine the use of prescription medications, such as Wegovy™ and Saxenda® by Novo Nordisk or Zepbound™ by Eli Lilly, with their personalized behavioral therapy to assist in managing chronic weight issues.

Dinesh Sheth, founder and CEO of Green Circle Life, emphasized, "Health and wellness are at the forefront of HR challenges, and obesity is a national epidemic. While newer medications are effective, cost is a barrier for both employers and employees. Our HWFL program addresses the need for sustained lifestyle changes, with an added layer of accountability, and demonstrates improved outcomes and tremendous ROI for employers. This well-designed program integrates pharmacy benefits, rewards management, and individualized coaching, making our platform unique in the marketplace."

Following the measurable success of the program at AutoZone, the leading retailer and distributor of automotive replacement parts in the Americas, Green Circle Life is now offering the HWFL program to all clients. Matt Harmon, Vice President, Benefits, Compensation, HR Systems, AutoZone, said, "Healthy Weight for Life has made a remarkable impact on the lives of our AutoZoners' and their families. Healthy weight is not a 'one and done' 'one size fits all' proposition but rather a constantly evolving journey. This program has served as the framework to help guide and navigate people through this often-complex journey. Beyond the tremendous impact to health and quality of life, we have seen better clinical outcomes with lower medical and prescription costs. We owe our success to our longstanding partnership with Green Circle Life with whom we have evolved our thinking together and are confident this program leads to real outcomes for AutoZoners and their families."

According to the Center for Disease Control, 42% of the adult population is affected by obesity, contributing to elevated annual medical costs. HWFL emerges as a pivotal component of employer benefits aimed at enhancing outcomes and curbing health care expenditures. It is implemented in collaboration with employers, pharmacy benefit providers and medical service providers, forming a crucial part of employer benefits to improve outcomes and lower healthcare costs. The program works closely with pharmacy benefit managers to lower costs when compliant with the program and learn healthy habits to ensure users experience results, even after they no longer require medications. Incentives are integrated within the SmartFHR App to ensure employees compliant with the program protocol are able to fill their prescriptions with a lower copay.

Sal Morana RPh, PhD, who serves as EVP Pharmacy Benefits Lead at Alliant Employee Benefits, said, "From a clinical and financial perspective, the HWFL program offers employers an opportunity to maximize the return on investment from GLP-1 therapy for weight loss. After a careful review of the clinical data, it was clear that drug therapy alone is not enough to combat obesity and type 2 diabetes. It takes a combination of diet, behavioral change, and exercise along with drug therapy when appropriate to make a meaningful and enduring difference. The HWFL program accomplishes this goal by coupling drug therapy to behavior change in a meaningful and efficient way"

Employer Benefits:

  • Comprehensive program catering to the entire workforce, irrespective of insurance participation.
  • Effective management of wellness rewards to incentivize achievement of healthy weight management goals.
  • Integration of pharmacy benefits to control costs through adherence and discounts.
  • Support medication use through personalized sustainable lifestyle changes.

Employee Benefits:

  • Personalized coaching and guidance from health coaches to ensure success.
  • Integration of activity trackers, weight scales, and other personal health devices and apps.
  • Convenient tracking of medication doses, weight, and other health metrics.
  • Monitoring of daily meals and snacks to facilitate better nutritional choices.
  • Regular reminders for medication, appointments, coaching and more.

The HWFL program is available to any employer seeking to instill accountability, offer personalized resources and deliver exceptional user experience in their pursuit of lifelong weight management goals. It can function as a standalone program or be integrated with existing third-party solutions. Regardless of health insurance, pharmacy benefits manager, and third-party point solution providers, the SmartFHR™ platform is designed to integrate third-party benefits providers for better user experience, fostering greater accountability and achieving superior outcomes with cost savings.

Green Circle Life's health and wellness services are certified in Health Appraisal, Health Coaching and Self-Management Tools from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), ensuring evidence-based programs that positively impact the health and wellbeing of employees and their families.

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About Green Circle Life
Green Circle Life offers the patented SmartFHR™ platform for employers to empower employees and their families to live happier, healthier, and more productive lives. This helps employers attract and retain talent by providing employees access to all of their benefits and services, chronic condition management programs, wellness programs and one-one-one health and wellness coaching. SmartFHR delivers a greater return on investment with an engaged workforce, better healthcare outcomes, lower healthcare costs, reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, and improved profitability. The platform is SOC2 and HIPAA certified, client-branded and fully integrated with internal and external systems. For more information, visit and follow them on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Laura Lenz