Health and Wellness Programs

Companies have been implementing health and wellness programs with great success. More than 90% of companies with 200 or more employees have wellness programs in place, according to the Department of Labor. According to a recent Harvard study, medical costs fall about $3.27 and absentee costs fall by about $2.73 for every dollar spent in these areas. Studies also confirm the following benefits to both employers and employees:

Employers:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced premiums
  • Improved ability to attract and retain top talent

Employees:

  • Reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced healthcare costs
  • Improved overall health
  • Increased productivity

Since more than half of Americans get health insurance through their employer and those same Americans spend most of their waking hours at work, the workplace is a perfect venue to introduce wellness programs.

Health and wellness programs work by:

  • Encouraging physical fitness through gym memberships, exercise and nutritional coaching and weight loss programs
  • Promoting programs that help people quit smoking
  • Providing on-site health screens and flu shots
  • Providing access to newsletters and on-line resources for healthy living

Please contact Sheridan Benefits for information on the best Health and Wellness Programs for your company.