Workplace wellness programs combine education, health screenings and incentives for employees to exercise, eat and live healthier. The payoff is a healthier workforce, and lower healthcare costs. In a 2010 study in the health policy journal, “Health Affairs,” researchers found that medical costs fall by $3.27 for every dollar spent on wellness programs and that absenteeism costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent. Additionally, companies with worksite wellness programs experience an 8% increase in employee productivity.
WHAT DO YOUR WELLNESS PROGRAMS COVER?
Our wellness programs cover a variety of services: health risk appraisals, flu shots, weight-management, smoking cessation and stress reduction programs, onsite fitness centers and health club discounts, Web-based health and fitness tools, and mental health and substance abuse counseling. We will build a wellness program based on your specific needs and requests and your employee demographics.
Here are just a few innovative wellness programs we have put together for various companies:
Online wellness programs: Many software programs offer affordable ways to keep workers fit. Some companies have installed a simple exercise timer onto their employee computers to remind them to do desk exercises with accompanying videos. It’s incredibly affordable, and quite effective.
Monitoring equipment: Monitoring machines for the office, including pedometers and calorie counters, help employees monitor body fat, calorie intake and weight loss. Devices, such as the Fitbit have helped companies establish programs for individuals to privately track improvement.
Incentive programs: We’ve helped businesses offer perks to encourage healthy living. For example, giving an employee an extra vacation day when they reach lose 5 pounds or achieve a lower body fat percentage.
Healthy eating programs: We’ve helped businesses educate their workers about better nutrition by including healthy eating tips in weekly employee email newsletters.
These are just a few of the programs that we can build for you. Healthier employees show up to work more often, visit the doctor less frequently, become more productive overall and help you save on your healthcare costs.