Comprehensive Health Benefits: Workplace Wellness Programs
Encourage Happier, Healthier, More Productive Employees
Healthy employees work smarter, drive productivity and elevate the overall value of an organization. When businesses take a vested interest in the well-being of their staff, that caring shows in the form of high employee retention, greater overall job satisfaction and a positive reputation in the community.
Workplace wellness can lower health care costs, increase productivity, decrease absenteeism and raise employee morale. Because employees spend many of their waking hours at work, the workplace is an ideal setting to address health and wellness issues.
At Britton Gallagher, we believe that wellness is a key driver of productivity and cost containment. Worksite wellness programs give your staff the tools and resources to make smarter choices regarding their health. The more employees understand about improving their overall health, the better equipped they are to be smarter users of an employee health and benefits plan.
A company that cares about its employees' health is often seen as a better place to work and wellness programs can attract top talent in a competitive market. Employees can experience many potential benefits after joining a wellness program, including:
- Increased well-being, self-image and self-esteem
- Improved coping skills with stress or other health factors
- Reduced risk for developing chronic or life threatening conditions
- Easier access to health improvement programs and convenience can increase motivation to improve health
- Improved overall health
- Lower costs for health care (fewer doctor visits, perhaps lower premiums, less need for expensive care, etc.)
- Access to needed social support, as coworkers strive toward healthier lifestyles as well
- Improved job satisfactions
- Safer and more productive work environment
Employees who experience these positive changes and benefits will often feel more loyalty to the company and grateful for the company’s commitment to their health.
We know that healthy employees can work closer to maximum potential, have a more positive attitude and are less likely to leave their employer for another opportunity if they feel supported.
Creating Your Workplace Employee Health Plan
Wellness programs vary widely in design and may offer opportunities or incentives for improving health and wellness, such as increasing fitness, losing weight, managing chronic health conditions or quitting smoking.
Whether you are starting from scratch or already have a wellness initiative in place, Britton Gallagher can tailor a program based on your company goals and budget. We can help your worksite address specific problems such as smoking, or facilitate seminars on a range of topics. We go beyond building a program with you and can provide on-site health seminars and information to help you enrich their wellness offerings.