Employee Wellness Programs: staff member Health Services and staff member Benefits

//Employee Wellness Programs: staff member Health Services and staff member Benefits

Employee Wellness Programs: staff member Health Services and staff member Benefits

Small and large organizations carry a significant proportion of the provision
of health care for families in this country by providing health care insurance
for their employees. With the escalating increase in health care cost many organizations
are attempting to slow the increase of health care insurance premiums by providing
innovative cost control initiatives. Greater emphasis is being put on primary
prevention to keep employees healthy and secondary prevention to establish and
treat health conditions before they can become serious.

At some workplaces, employees are being encouraged to take greater responsibility
for their health related behaviors through risk rated incentive packages. Linking
wellness to staff member benefits of gain sharing and co-payment cost reductions
will provide new opportunities requiring efforts of collaboration between the
human resource managers and the Employee Wellness Plan specialists. These two
sets of consultants may also work together for the ongoing evaluation of cost
effective Employee Wellness Programs.

In conjunction with the above initiatives most large organizations also have
a nurse or physician on staff to dispense onsite medical and preventive care.
Some initiatives have also found it cost effective to provide their own physical
therapy programming to assist injured and infirm workers in regaining optimal
functioning. A comprehensive selection of health related staff member services
and benefits would include the following:

  • Free or low cost health screenings provided on site by corporation clinical
    personnel or through outside contractors:
  • Serum cholesterol
  • Colorectal cancer screen
  • Blood pressure check
  • Mammography
  • Vision and hearing testing
  • Diabetes
  • Referral and follow-up procedures (e.g., Hypertension, Cholesterol, Cancer)
  • First Aid and emergency care
  • Disease control and prevention initiatives
  • Onsite Child and adult care services
  • Pre-retirement and financial planning
  • Continued learning/educational opportunities
  • Coordination of corporation picnics and outings
  • Parent-child work visitation initiatives
  • Workers compensation/rehabilitation
2009-04-13T06:36:19+00:00 Employee Wellness|0 Comments

Leave A Comment