Without its employees, a company can’t do much. So today, many employers are offering different ways to show how much they value their employees. One way they do this is through employer-sponsored wellness programs.
Wellness programs began as company fitness programs for large corporations. Now, wellness programs offer a lot more, including incentives, social support, interactive tools to sustain healthy behavior, insurance premium discounts and data privacy. They work to create healthier employees and even help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes.
As an employee, how can a wellness program benefit you?
- Take advantage of the health tools offered. Here you’ll find guidance and programs for weight loss, exercise, eating healthier and quitting smoking. You can use these as a springboard into getting healthy.
- Enjoy premium discounts. Many employers offer a discounted premium for your health insurance if you participate in or reach a certain level in the wellness program. You can earn points through exercise, online classes, a biometric screening and more. Don’t leave money on the table!
- Events and camaraderie. Often going hand in hand with wellness programs are company-sponsored events like 5ks or yoga classes. This gives you a chance to earn points and get to know your coworkers in a different way. Ask your HR department about upcoming events, or see if you can organize one yourself.
If your employer has a wellness program, don’t miss out! Join and start improving your health today.
Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from www.wellsteps.com/blog/2018/07/04/reasons-to-have-a-wellness-program-benefits-of-wellness/ and www.digitalhrtech.com/employee-health-wellness-benefits-wellness-program/