As we enter a new year, many companies are considering implementing or improving their wellness programs due to the continued increase in healthcare costs along with improving their overall employee wellness. In addition, organizations are focused on creating a culture of well-being to better attract and retain employees.
In 2020, healthcare costs for people with at least one chronic condition accounted for 86% of healthcare expenditure. More than half of all American adults have at least one chronic condition.
Therefore, even small employers cannot afford not to address employee wellness (CDC, 2020). Employers who implement a wellness program can see increased productivity, reduced time away from work, reduced disability costs, reduced healthcare costs through cost avoidance, and high financial return on investment (Shared Values Shared Results, 2016).
At R&R Insurance, we know that our clients fall within a broad spectrum on their wellness journey. With that in mind, we created a Workplace Wellness Guide with six steps to wellness success! Workplace wellness programs can be intimidating to start or evaluate, so we’ve streamlined the process to include six easy steps to follow.
Throughout the document you will:
- Create a health team
- Collect data
- Develop a business plan
- Select appropriate health initiatives
- Create a supportive environment
- Evaluate results consistently
There are plenty of credible resources throughout the guide so employers who currently have a turnkey wellness program will still find it beneficial as well as employers starting from the grassroots. We hope you find this information useful in starting and evaluating your wellness culture.
If you are interested in the guide and/or discuss health programming further, please contact our strategic wellness consultant, Taylor Hahn.