The whole concept of health promotion and wellness programs is to try to create an environment that encourages people to take care of themselves by raising their own awareness of their health status and risk factors and to encourage people to take positive action to change their poor health status.
Health promotion at the worksite can positively affect the bottom line for companies by reducing health benefit costs, decreasing absenteeism, reducing turnover and improving productivity. Studies show employee absenteeism is reduced when wellness programs are implemented. In a study at Prudential Insurance, disability days were 20 percent lower and disability-per-capita costs were 32 percent lower after implementing a wellness program. In addition, annual medical costs fell by 46 percent.
According to a study of a wellness program at Providence General Medical Center, per-capita workers' comp costs were reduced 83 percent and other savings were realized in reduced sick leave and health-care costs, thanks to implementation of a wellness program.
These studies document tangible economic benefit from wellness programs. Intangible benefits may be even more important to an organization's overall health: Increased productivity is one of the most important benefits of operating a business with fit, healthy employees.
Wellness programs also help to recruit and retain the most effective, productive employees. Studies show a correlation between employees who seek out corporate wellness programs and the most productive workers. Morale is another benefit of a wellness program. These programs are inexpensive ways to show employees the organization is interested in them.
Why should your company offer worksite wellness programs?
In this section, we present the Worksite Wellness program developed by Clinix Healthcare.
- Lower Health Care Costs
- Reduced Absenteeism
- Higher Productivity
- Reduced Use Of Health Care Benefits
- Reduced Worker's Comp/Disability
- Reduced Injuries
- Increased Morale and Loyalty
- Worksite Wellness Works
This is an excellent guide showing the various options available for an employer to consider. The program can be packaged in whole or individual services can be selected, based upon an employers needs.
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