When considering health and benefits strategies for this year, cost containment will be a top priority for employers. Employers face unique challenges when it comes to addressing the health and wellness of their workforce, with employees grappling with health care costs that are rising faster than wages are increasing. It’s critical for employers to ensure they’re tuned in to the health care needs of their workforce so they can be strategic about their investment in health care benefits while maximizing the chances of employee engagement with health and wellness initiatives.
A healthy workforce is good for business, but the key ingredient is explaining various benefit programs or resources with clarity, storytelling, visual aids and even humor.
When employers provide the support that employees need to manage their physical, financial, emotional and social wellbeing, they’re able to improve health outcomes and business results in a more meaningful way than traditional health and wellness initiatives. This holistic approach recognizes that helping employees optimize their wellbeing is better for them while also enabling a clear competitive advantage for the organization.