Employee Wellness Programs

Five Reasons Small Business Owners Should Take Action Now

Employee wellness programs are critical for small businesses from manufacturers and construction companies, to doctor’s offices and attorneys. No matter the type and whether your small business employs 5 people or 500, it’s time to take action. Here are five reasons why:

Improve Employee Retention

In today’s environment, employees have the luxury of shopping around for a job that provides a wide variety of benefits. And one of the benefits employees (especially millennials) are looking for is employee wellness programs.

Lower Group Health Insurance Costs

When your employees choose to live a healthier lifestyle and lower the risk of illness, overall health insurance costs go down. Also, some group health insurance companies offer wellness programs and discounted premiums for participation.

Reduce Work-Related Injuries

Whether your employees spend the bulk of the day behind a desk or driving a forklift, their health is being impacted by the job. Repetitive movements, for example, can cause musculoskeletal problems that lead to back injuries. And back injuries, whether they occur on the job or off, can cause a good deal of pain and suffering for your employee, and a loss of productivity for you. Not to mention, employees that know their employer has their back, pardon the pun, are more motivated.

Increased Productivity

I’m going to be blunt with this one, it’s a no-brainer. Healthy employees take fewer sick days and are more productive on the job.

Improvements to Your Bottom Line

Take all of the above into consideration when you consider whether or not you should invest in an employee wellness program. The savings on group health insurance premiums alone may just pay for your efforts and put a little extra money in your pocket!

Otis Woods Agency Can Help

We offer group health insurance programs that fit your needs and that provide employee wellness tools and incentives. We also help improve employee engagement. Give us a call today and find out how we can help you with your own employee wellness program.