Employer-sponsored wellness programs encourage employees and their families to adopt healthier lifestyles through various programs, and can help reduce your health care costs, decrease your short- and long-term disability claims, and positively impact absenteeism and presenteeism.
Wellness programs aim to improve employee health and reduce the risk of disease by changing employee health behaviors, as well as the workplace environment and culture. Program components — including employee assistance programs (EAPs), health risk appraisals (HRAs), and immunizations (such as flu shots) — are typically part of an organization's overall strategy for workplace wellness. A comprehensive wellness strategy includes program goals, a multi-year business strategy, and metrics to measure return on investment (ROI). When well designed, wellness programs can help improve the health and productivity of employees while delivering financial results to the organization. Buck can help you:
- Develop a strategic business plan for wellness
- Assess current programs and identify areas for improvement
- Design programs that motivate your employee population
- Help ensure the success of your wellness programs
The Departments of Treasury, Labor, and Health and Human Services (the Departments) recently issued proposed regulations implementing rules for wellness programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Learn how these changes may impact your wellness strategy.
Learn more about Buck's wellness services.
Take a moment to learn how we helped a client incorporate wellness into annual enrollment.
Read Effective Wellness Incentives: What Works? by Barry Hall and Ruth Hunt, published in WorldatWork's Benefits and Work-Life Focus magazine.
Download a complimentary copy of the 2010 Global Wellness Survey Executive Summary (from the "options available" dropdown menu).
Watch Buck's seminar, Wellness: Trends, Compliance and Employee Engagement, co-presented with Dorsey & Whitney, LLP by clicking on the image below.