Wellness affects your company’s bottom line in many ways—in particular, it can lower health care costs, increase productivity, decrease absenteeism and raise employee morale. Because employees spend many of their waking hours at work, the workplace is an ideal setting to address health and wellness issues. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) promotes the formation of workplace wellness programs because, according to one of its studies, employees in companies with “a strong culture of health” are three times as likely to actively strive to improve their health. There are numerous benefits to workplace wellness when employees see the value and participate.
Do Wellness Programs Really Work?
When sponsoring a wellness program, the main hurdle to success is engaging your employees in the program. According to RAND’s wellness study, slightly less than half of employees participated in simple wellness programs such as clinical screenings or completing health risk assessments. The benefits of wellness programs can only be realized if a significant number of your employees take part in the efforts.
What Wellness Program Works Best?
We find that the best operating wellness plans use your medical and pharmacy claims data, biometric screening information, health risk assessments, and data analytics to proactively coach your employees through their high risk conditions. Outbound coaching can mitigate potential large shock claims by managing your employees through their chronic conditions and just as important, keep your healthy employees healthy. However, each organization has different wellness needs so we will customize a plan to fit your goals and desires.