Small Business Wellness

Why small business wellness? Wellness programs are an investment in your company’s most important resource, your employees. Studies tell us employees are more likely to stay on the job and perform well when they are feeling well both physically and mentally. In addition, employees are more likely to want to work with, remain with, and appreciate an employer that values them.

Improved productivity and wellness programs can an effective tool in slowing the growth of your health care costs. Selecting healthier options can reduce employees’ chances of developing and suffering from chronic diseases. Less illness means your business can lower health plan utilization, thereby lowering health benefit costs, and consequently increasing earnings.

While health cost savings from wellness programs might be less evident than productivity gains, research demonstrates that medically high-risk employees are medically high-cost employees, as they use additional health care and generate higher claims. Over time, you will see documented proof that a wellness program is cost-effective. As a small business, this is one expense you can work to reduce and your investment in a wellness program will yield you a substantial ROI.

Fortitude staff evaluates client’s current employee health status to establish base-line statistics only. From this preliminary assessment, along with department head interviews, we tailor a group presentation to address uniqueness of staff, taking into consideration culture, environment, stress, and other inherent job situations. We then develop a tailored program specific to your employee wellness needs for best results.

  • In general, most medical self-care training programs will show a benefit to cost ratio somewhere between 2:1 and 5:1, which means a savings between two and five dollars for every dollar invested in a health & wellness initiative.

  • A number of well-designed studies report in clinical literature that document medical self-care’s impact on healthcare utilization. Findings reveal these programs reduce visits to healthcare providers between 7 and 19 percent. In addition, studies show visits for minor health conditions are reduced by 35 percent as a result of a well-designed health & wellness program.

For further information or to schedule a workshop, please contact us at (972) 998-0152.







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