Inside Business recently asked us just this question.
Here are some excerpts from the article...
We often hear small businesses comment that a Wellness Program is not for them. Many feel that a Wellness Program is too expensive to implement with little or no return.
One thing to consider is that personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers $1,685 per employee per year. (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2005)
A wellness program is not just about fitness. It can include:
A Wellness Program positively impacts the morale of your staff while helping reduce health issues.
- Smoking cessation
- Weight management
- Well being
There are several different wellness incentives and plan design alternatives that can be utilized by small and mid-sized businesses.
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Health plan changes by one Ohio company expanded employee choice, increased consumerism, and reduced health-related risk factors. Click to continue...