In order to rein in rising healthcare costs, many companies are now offering company wellness plans to complement company provided-medical insurance.
These wellness plans can look very different at various companies, but as long as the program is tailored and relevant to the employee, employers and employees will both benefit.
Some common company wellness plan programs include disease prevention (biometric screenings), smoking cessation and weight control. Common incentives include reduced monthly health insurance rates, shopping rewards and retail discounts.
Wellness programs aren’t always limited to physical health – many wellness programs now address things such as emotional well-being, mental health and financial wellness. Many have also extended into the home to also impact the health of spouses and dependents.