A 2012 Department of Labor Review of the U.S. Workplace Wellness Market reports “With the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in the working-age population, employers are concerned about their impact on the cost of employer-sponsored health coverage and productivity. In a recent survey by benefits consultant Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH), 67 percent of employers identified “employees’ poor health habits” as one of their top three challenges to maintaining affordable health coverage. To counter this trend, employers are increasingly adopting health promotion and disease prevention strategies, taking advantage of their access to employees at an age when interventions directed at healthy behaviors can still change the trajectory of their long-term health. These strategies range from changes to the working environment, such as providing healthy food options in the cafeteria, to comprehensive interventions that support employees in adopting and sustaining healthy lifestyles.”
KorthaseFlinn understands that wellness initiatives are key to building a Benefits Program that is successful for both employees and employers. Our Wellness Coordinator can customize a program specific to your unique workforce. Our Employer Sponsored Programs include wellness initiatives such as:
- Fitness & Nutrition Programs
- On-Site Health Assessments
- “Lunch and Learn” Sessions
- Incentive Programs designed to increase employee participation
We have seen first hand how these programs have changed perceptions, habits and even lives.