NCH Health and Wellness programs can:
- Build awareness through health risk appraisals and screenings
- Teach employees how to make healthier choices through on-site seminars and classes
- Implement risk reduction strategies, such as smoking cessation and immunizations
- Keep your workforce safer through AHA courses, blood borne pathogen training, and drug and alcohol awareness
- Provide health services from preventative to rehabilitation care
With an active, well supported health and wellness program, your organization could see results like these:
- A stronger, healthier workforce
- Greater productivity
- Improved attitudes
- Reduced employee absences
- Increased employee retention
- Safer employees
- Higher company morale
It's a fact. You can lower your healthcare costs while creating a healthier and more productive workforce through an active and integrated Health and Wellness Program.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an employee wellness program can provide a savings of $3 to $6 for every $1 invested in wellness – reducing healthcare costs by 20 to 55 percent and decreasing short-term sick leave by as much as 32 percent. [Ceridian Prop ROI Tool, 2009]
"Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data show otherwise. The Return on Investment on comprehensive, well-run employee wellness programs can be as high as 6 to 1." (Leonard L. Berry, Ann M. Mirabito, and William B. Baum, "What's the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?" Harvard Business Review, Dec. 2010)
New healthcare laws reward healthy companies
The Affordable Care Act encourages company wellness programs as an important way to lower healthcare costs. Companies, with fewer than 100 employees, that start wellness programs focused on efforts such as nutrition, smoking cessation, physical fitness and stress management may apply for grants. Employers will also be able to offer reward payments to workers of up to 30 percent of the cost of insurance coverage (up from the current 20 percent) who participate in such programs and meet certain health-related benchmarks. (Visit healthcare.gov for more information.)
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Build a stronger, healthier workforce with greater productivity, less downtime and lower healthcare costs! NCH Health and Wellness programs are designed specifically with you and your employees in mind – all with the goal of healthier, happier and more productive employees. We offer a variety of options making it easy to address the most significant health concerns of your company.
Building a health and wellness program for your employees
Health and wellness programs can take many different forms depending upon the organization. Generally speaking, the following five components are recommended:
- Annual health risk appraisals - Health questionnaire and clinical tests for common risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar and more.
- Evaluation of group health results - Individual results are confidentially reported to each employee. The company receives a report on overall health of workforce to determine areas of highest risk.
- Referral of high-risk persons for needed care - Employees with high risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, etc., are privately referred to physicians for follow up.
- Targeted education and risk reduction activities - Based upon the group health assessment, specific wellness classes, workshops and training are implemented to target the most prevalent health risks. Risk reduction activities may focus on smoking cessation, better nutrition, physical fitness and stress management.
- Ongoing support throughout the year - Full support from senior management as well as a strong communication plan will help reinforce healthier lifestyles and ensure greater employee participation.
Contact the NCH Workplace Wellness Team at 847-618-5613 to discuss your needs and customize a program that is right for your organization.