CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS
Corporate wellness programs used to be seen as a just a means to lower health care costs. While this is still a worthy goal that helps both companies and employees, wellness planning encompasses much more. At Americanized Benefit Consultants, we can help you design customized wellness programs that will incentivize employees to stay healthy – encouraging them to develop habits that will help prevent future illness and disease. At the same time, our plan will also increase their morale, engagement, and job satisfaction.
Subsidized fitness classes, health screenings and nutritional recommendations directly impact health. Meditation, massages, and free tax advice address employee happiness and security. Both types of benefits impact health, but in different ways. Healthy employees consume fewer medical services, and in turn miss fewer days of work due to illness. In short, they are more productive and a better example for others in the office. However, happy employees who feel secure are also more productive due to increased morale, increased job satisfaction, and lower absenteeism. Also, if these employees do become ill, they tend to rebound and return to work more quickly. We will help you develop a wellness plan that targets the body and the brain, helping your company and all employees be more successful. It is important to remember that the best corporate wellness packages do not threaten employees. Many incorporate a number of small changes that, by themselves, are almost subliminal. One example is replacing the junk food in your vending machines with healthier selections over time (don’t make everyone go cold turkey!) Another is purchasing step counters for everyone, with prizes to those who consistently reach certain levels – watch people become competitive when bragging rights (and prizes) are at stake. After you make a few changes like this, then we can begin digging a little deeper into the health and risk factors of your individual employees and offering some targeted assistance. By offering employees corporate wellness packages as part of your benefits, your company will save money top line and bottom line, and enjoy a happier, more productive staff. Call us today for more information.