Employer Wellness Programs Can Reduce Costs
Workplace wellness programs have been shown to help significantly reduce medical costs. Naturally, as the popularity of employer sponsored wellness programs rises, so does the number of vendors entering the market. Whether as simple as an internally managed weight loss contest or as complex as contracting with full service lifestyle coaching and health advocates, EmSpring saves you time and money through our experience and purchasing power.
Take Advantage of PPACA's Workplace Wellness Program Incentives
Consider employee participation incentives. Typical ones include time off, reduced medical premiums and health club discounts. HIPAA lets you reward up to 20% of coverage costs to employees that reach a health status goal through wellness program participation. Did you know? Under PPACA (health reform), 30% of the cost for individual or family premiums may be discounted.
Self-Managed Wellness Programs
EmSpring advisors help you wade through self-managed workplace wellness program options and develop a program that fits your needs, even to designing an employee reward program for goal attainment! Capitalizing on web-based technology lets employees set wellness goals and track their progress via a custom website, provide health and fitness information, and perhaps engage in an online community for motivational support. These self-managed systems may be free or require a fee.
EmSpring Sponsored Wellness Program
We have a preferred wellness vendor. Thanks to collective buying power through ProSential Group, we can offer our clients an enhanced wellness program at a lower price, regardless of your firm size and budget.
Custom Wellness Program Design
An outsourced wellness program tailored specifically to your needs requires the right wellness plan vendor. EmSpring helps assess the many vendors on the market to find the right one for your wellness program solution.
The Many Aspects of Wellness Programs
Employer sponsored wellness programs may be as straightforward as providing health education and online tools to track fitness goals, or as complex as providing an in-house stress management program or on-site screening services like a coronary risk profile. Common Wellness Program Features include:
- Onsite Nurses
- Fitness Training
- Health Screenings
- Health Education
- Wellness and Lifestyle Coaching
Most workplace wellness websites have interactive tools like body mass calculators, nutritional needs calculators, fitness and weight tracking. Wellness program on-site screening services may include a diet assessment, blood pressure testing, and diabetes risk assessment. Common in-house programs include smoking cessation and stress management, weight loss management and alcohol control. Wellness and lifestyle coaching aspects include diet and nutrition, executive health, fitness and parent/child support.
Workplace wellness education may include employee seminars, client-branded newsletters, health coaching videos or home mailings. To get ROI information for your wellness program, you’ll want participation level reports, utilization and satisfaction numbers, noted behavioral changes and worker’s compensation claim numbers, as well as productivity, absenteeism and turnover measurements.