Wellness Programs Impact Employee Health
Published by: Online Rewards Health and Wellness
In a recent Business Insurance article titled "Humana Employees Who Take Wellness Programs Seriously Get Results," Humana Inc. discusses the benefits of health and wellness in the workplace and the importance of rewarding employees for making healthier choices.
A study conducted by Humana Inc. concludes that participants of its wellness program (HumanaVitality, launched in 2011) have seen positive results at home and in the workplace. More specifically, those engaged in wellness programs experience "fewer absences from work, lower health claims costs and fewer hospital and emergency room visits than employees who didn't participate," the health insurer said.
What does this mean for your organization?
Rewarding employees for making healthier choices is beneficial to employees and employers alike. Employees often see improvements in everyday life, while employers like Humana Inc. find that "Health claims costs for Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana's workers who engaged in the program decreased 6% in the first year of the program and 10% by the third year."
Here at Online Rewards, we build custom health and wellness programs that can address and improve issues specific to your unique work environment.
Read the full Business Insurance article here.