Workplace wellness includes education and activities that employers sponsor to promote healthy lifestyles for employees and their families. Some examples of wellness programs may include health and nutrition classes, use of fitness facilities, policies that promote healthy behavior and any other activities that affect the health of employees.
Wellness programs can be simple or complex depending on the employer’s needs. Many programs require a nominal investment of time and money. More robust programs can require a budget, but the many benefits of encouraging employee health out-weighs the costs.
What to expect from a wellness program
Workplace Wellness can improve your company’s budget in a number of ways:
- Lower Healthcare Costs
- Increase Employee Productivity
- Boost Employee Morale
Rising healthcare benefit costs are a significant concern and bad health habits can lead to unnecessary medical care costs, that in-turn consume corporate resources. The work site is an ideal for promoting health since employees at least 40 hours per week in the workplace.
Higher risk equals higher costs
There are a number of bad habits and diagnosis that are considered high risk. Below are just a few examples that cause insurance and healthcare costs to increase.
- Overweight Employees
- Employees with Diabetes
- Many more
By instituting some simple changes in the workplace you can improve quality of life and have a significant impact on your company’s budget.
For more information on Workplace Wellness and how you can get started contact Kristi Cherney at JA Counter by calling (715) 246-3811, today!