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Should Corporate Wellness be included in my Employee Benefits business plan?

When you are starting a small business, getting wellness included as part of your Group Health Insurance might not even be on your radar. Providing wellness program health insurance is becoming a rising trend amongst employers and is fast becoming embedded in company culture. This is something that you can’t afford to ignore as part of your group health insurance if your business is going to grow.

A side effect of the 21st century workforce is that everyone is stressed. Too much stress leads to burn out. The WHO has categorized this as an ‘occupational phenomenon’ and that it is due to a number of factors. One of these is when employees feel that they have little support from a supervisor and colleagues. As an employer, this means that you really need to focus on employee wellbeing. Not only is it the right thing to do by your staff, but it will help to drive better business productivity.

Big companies are starting to think of more creative ways to pay attention to staff wellbeing. As a small business, it’s in your best interest that you start to think the same way.

Having strong wellness program health insurance will:

  • Boost Employee Morale
  • Lower Health Risks
  • Increase productivity

If your staff feel supported, they will be more engaged, they will work harder and they will remain loyal to your company. We are here to help you understand employee wellness benefits so that you can focus on your business. A healthy office is a productive one. But most importantly, it’s a happy one.

What about Mental Health?

Employee wellbeing isn’t just about physical health. Looking after your staff also requires an emphasis on mental wellbeing. Presenteeism is defined as being at work, bit not being ‘present’ mentally. This can be due to lack of engagement or illness. But they all boil down to workplace dissatisfaction. This is often driven by stress and has many hidden costs. This can be more expensive than absenteeism.

Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) that are currently offered by multinational corporations can now be included in insurance packages for SMEs. This is opening up ways to offer support by providing access to innovative digital platforms. This is opening up ways to offer 24/7 counselling, health risk assessments and online support.

Mental wellbeing and stress management are issues that you cannot ignore. Our friendly,  objective, guidance means that you can trust us to take care of your teams, so that you can focus on developing your business. Reach out to us today and we’ll get you started.

Incorporating employees benefits into your schedule can really help add value to your business. It’s a small price to pay for less stress and better team morale.

 

Our team really listen to what people need and we are leading the way in designing insurance solutions that include wellness.