The Importance of Corporate Wellness
Companies have slowly been prioritizing corporate wellness more so in recent years. One of the main reasons is to try to take control of rising healthcare costs and potential health issues their employees may have. But how a company implements their corporate wellness program is just as important, or even more important, than having a program to begin with. You can’t simply put a signup sheet in the breakroom for people who are interested in exercising more and expect there to be a lot of participation. Here are some of the main reasons why corporate wellness is so important and how to make your program engaging for your employees.
Take Control of Higher Healthcare Costs
The cost of healthcare is increasing every year to the point where employers are struggling to provide the best benefits for their employees. In 2018 the average cost per lower back claim to an employer was over $40 thousand and the total indirect costs to employers was a staggering $65 billion. One way to be creative and take control of these higher costs is to reduce the cost of an employee’s contribution if they actively participate in a wellness program. There will have to be some ground rules set, of course, but you could be taking care of two issues with one solution.
Make Corporate Wellness Programs Fun And Challenging
Anyone who participates in a corporate wellness program wants to have fun and have an incentive to keep going. Simply telling employees their persistent lower back pain will be temporarily relieved when they get active isn’t going to be enough, since they can do the same by taking medication. The idea with these programs is to engage your employees as much as possible and hold them accountable in different ways. The long-term result could be healthier employees, and the indirect benefit of bringing your team closer together.
Increase Awareness And Protect Employees
Too many people ignore their spine care habits. While Americans in general are slowly becoming more conscious about their health, there’s never a bad time to increase awareness of the potential health issues of living a sedentary lifestyle. Stress, lack of sleep, too much mental stimulation and more can all contribute to not wanting to be more active as much as you should. Having employee analytics along with an on-site corporate wellness program provides a documented and convenient way to protect employees from injury or illness by helping them be healthier.
DBC Active Spine Care® is the world leader in spine functional adaptive restoration. We have proven that incorporating our program has reduced surgeries, therapy, medications, and employer costs while improving employees health. Corporations come to us often for assistance with implementing corporate wellness programs, and we are always willing to help. To learn more about how we can help your company save money on healthcare costs and keep your employees healthier, contact us today.