All successful employers know that an effective workforce is comprised of happy, healthy, and committed employees. Wellness programs are designed precisely to establish this kind of workforce.
At every stage of life, preventive health services hold the promise of improving American lives, making us healthier and more productive. The promise of prevention stems directly from medical results. It is a proven fact that many types of disabilities and diseases which lead to premature deaths in the United States could have been potentially avoided or controlled through early detection.
Adults with multiple risk factors for disease (high blood pressure, smoking, and sedentary habits ) are more likely to be high-cost employees in terms of healthcare use, absenteeism, disability and overall productivity. On the other hand, healthy employees – and especially those with healthy families – are likely to incur lower medical costs and be more productive.
3 REASONS TO INVEST IN WELLNESS PROGRAMS
#1 Improves Productivity –
Employees are more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are in optimal physical and psychological health.
#2 Lowers Healthcare Costs –
It is a fact that medically high-risk employees are medically high-cost employees. They use more healthcare and generate higher claim costs than their low-risk co-workers.
#3 Enhances Your Corporate Image –
Every employee knows the best workplaces are those that provide more than just a paycheck. In the same way, every employer knows that a strong employee benefits package attracts and retains the best employees. Less turn-over and longevity is one of the key factors in creating a strong team with a common vision and a positive company culture. When that happens, success is inevitable and everybody wins.
Learn more about workplace health promotion and how to design, implement, and evaluate effective workplace health programs.
Stay on top of your health with preventive care like annual wellness visits, bone density screenings and flu shots.
Engage in local activities like volunteering. Or participate in low-impact workouts and nutrition classes in your community.
Medicare members can complete verified workouts with SilverSneakers® or by using a fitness tracker to monitor your steps.