Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs
In response to the effects of chronic disease, the cost of healthcare coverage and the growing emphasis on work-life balance, employers across the United States have adopted Employee Wellness Initiatives. Such programs are both preventative and reactive in nature; aiming to instill healthy habits before the onset of disease and to mediate symptoms of existing illness.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately half of U.S. employers offer employee wellness programs, including health screenings, nutrition education and weight-loss incentives.
Although such programs may come at a cost to employers, studies and trade literature suggest the benefits outweigh the expenses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, workplace health programs can enhance employee productivity, decrease absenteeism and lower workers compensations costs, concluding “this result is of critical importance, as it confirms that workplace wellness programs can help contain the current epidemic of lifestyle-related diseases, the main driver of premature morbidity and mortality in the United States.”
Today, many organizations implement wellness programs to encourage healthy living in their communities. h2u remains at the forefront of this movement.
h2u’s tested solutions engage individuals who are interested in adopting healthier lifestyles. With our turnkey approach and cost-effective marketing tools, organizations can create a program that attracts, engages and retains members interested in their personal health and wellness.
Whatever your goals, h2u wellness programs will equip your employees to make healthier decisions.
Efficient, Cost-effective and Proven
By partnering with HCA-affiliated hospitals, we provide community-based wellness programs that combine our know-how and best-in-class services with the resources of HCA, one of the nations’ largest and most respected healthcare companies. The result? An efficient, cost-effective and proven wellness program we call h2u Works.