Your Company’s New Year’s Resolution: A Corporate Wellness Program
Corporate wellness programs are widely recognized as an effective way to help companies build a healthier workforce. In fact, a review of 62 studies assembled by the American Journal of Health Promotion found that companies with wellness programs experienced 25 percent lower costs for sick leave, health plans, workers’ compensation payments and disability insurance.
One example of the direct impact of corporate wellness programs is that they’re responsible for a 50 percent reduction nationwide in employee high blood pressure, according to Dr. Roger Sahoury, author of “Gladiator’s Guide to Corporate Health & Wealth.” Promoting employee wellness is also a powerful factor in recruiting and retaining top talent, because when your employer brand is identified with a culture of being invested in your workers’ well-being, it becomes more attractive.
Choose Your Own Approach to Wellness Programs
There are many ways to build a wellness program, from creating a “Biggest Loser” contest, to offering in-office gym equipment or yoga classes, to providing high-nutrition meals for your employees. You can select the level of investment that’s right for you, and research from Rand Corporation supports the fact that you’ll receive a meaningful ROI from your investment. Their figures show that for your employees who are struggling with existing health issues, you can save $3.80 for every dollar you invest, or an average of $136 per participant per month.
Medical Captive Wellness Programs
Lawley’s team can help you learn about potential savings offered by a medical captive insurance program. This creative solution allows you to join other employer groups and realize the benefits of self-funded health care without the attendant financial risks. Health insurance captive programs save money by placing emphasis on corporate wellness and disease management, and they use the latest technological tools to achieve their goals. This future-oriented approach is a natural fit with your wellness program; it can leverage biometric screening to identify potential health issues early on, which can lead to better treatment and help you save on future health care costs.
We Practice What We Preach
Lawley has been recognized as a WELCOA 2016 Top 100 Healthiest Workplace, based on our own internal employee wellness program. Over 5,000 companies nationwide compete for this honor, and only 100 are chosen — after being judged not only on the effort that they made to enhance wellness, but also on how successful their employee outcomes have been. Our Wellness Team is proud to explain what it is that our company does internally to promote employee health, and to discuss how we can help you create a program that’s specifically tailored to your needs.