Keeping Employees Healthy Through Wellness Programs

Published: November 01, 2021

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How can Eliance Health Solutions help you to motivate your employees to be healthy and stay healthy? The answer is our Wellness programs. We offer customizable programs that are designed to create a culture of wellness by engaging, educating and empowering employers to improve their employee’s health and wellness. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 86% of our nation’s healthcare costs are tied to chronic diseases which are linked to preventable health risks and behaviors. Furthermore, poor health can have an effect on workplace productivity. These negative effects can be seen in the form of absenteeism, presenteeism, workplace injuries and disabilities. This post will discuss a few ways that employers can motivate their employees to embrace a healthy lifestyle, which in turn can create a happier and healthier workplace environment for both employers and employees.

One step in motivating your employees to be healthy and remain healthy is by creating a culture of wellness. The workplace is an ideal setting to implement a supportive culture of wellness and to empower employees to make healthier choices, as most of our waking hours are spent at work. By creating a workplace environment that champions wellness and encourages positive behavior modification, employers attract, engage and retain employees who are healthier, happier and more productive.

Our programs are hands-on, customized programs that bring the expertise of the Corporate Wellness services of Penn Medicine HealthWorks to your workplace. We aim to encourage employees to take action in maintaining their overall wellness by offering health screenings and preventive care campaigns. Employees are encouraged to keep up with their health by getting their annual flu shot, going to their annual preventative care appointments, remaining physically active and more. One of the ways that Eliance executes these measures is through the WellRight program, an online corporate wellness platform. The platform is used to host customizable and complete wellness programs that support employees and their health. To incentivize employees, the program allows users to gain and organize points received from going to appointments and events like 5k runs/walks. Customizable rewards are offered to motivate employees, like raffles, gift cards and more. Employees can choose from a variety of activities that promote social, physical, emotional and financial wellness and earn points for their efforts.

Proven by our successful track record, our hands-on Wellness programs foster a culture of health, increased productivity and minimized financial burdens that can be caused by poor employee health. Our program has been shown to effectively decrease weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, tobacco use and stress levels. As an additional measure to encourage employees to be healthy, employees who participate in the program save up to $500 on their annual deductible and employers have the unique opportunity to create a happy, healthy and engaged company environment with the help of our programs.