With the rising cost of health care benefits affecting the bottom line for every business owner, employers are seeking new ways to proactively reduce health care costs. Over 75% of these costs are related to individual lifestyle choices.
Employee wellness programs like Discover Wellness can provide employers an avenue to have a powerful impact on both employees' health and the financial wellbeing of the company. It makes good business sense to provide worksite programming and environment that is supportive of a healthy lifestyle.
If the old adage is true that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, how does this equate to wellness programs in today's business economy? Employee wellness programs have been shown to reduce health care costs by approximately $3.27 for every dollar invested. In addition to a return on investment, companies see other benefits including reduced absenteeism and an increased positive attitude toward work.
On March 12th, 2015, we were one of twelve companies in Catawba County who received a Gold level WellBusiness accolade from the Catawba County Cancer Task Force. This award honors the companies who are best dedicated to cancer-preventative policies and wellness programs for their workplace. The coalition celebrates excellent workplace cultures where healthcare is a priority, with evidence-based wellness practices in physical activity, nutrition, cancer screenings, tobacco use, and policy and organizational support.
At Broome Associates, we consider our team of employees our greatest asset, so it comes naturally for us to invest in our team’s wellbeing. We attribute our success in wellness to our partnership with Discover Wellness LINK through mapping out and implementing our wellness journey and creating an environment where healthy lifestyle choices are nurtured and are able to take root. We are indebted to the coaches at Discover Wellness who truly care for the wellbeing of each employee and help them achieve optimal health and wellness for a lifetime. From our experience, we highly recommend Discover Wellness for any company seeking to establish and sustain the highest level of health and wellness for their workplace.
Email or call a Employee Wellness Agent at (828) 328-5671 to learn how we can help you manage your Employee Wellness needs.