Employers and health plans know that the only way to start controlling or managing health care costs is to get ahead of illness, instead of waiting for it to happen. According to the Wellness Councils of America, more than 81% of American businesses with 50 or more employees already offer some form of wellness or health promotion program. With the economy wreaking havoc on businesses of all sizes and insurance premiums and health care costs on the rise, it’s more important than ever to adopt an employee wellness program that focuses on building sustainable health habits that deliver measurable results.
Benefits to Companies
- Return-on-Investment: Past studies have shown that for every dollar invested in worksite health promotion, there is a medical cost savings of $3.48 and an absenteeism cost savings of as much as $5. *
- Health and Productivity Management: Illness and injury associated with an unhealthy lifestyle or modifiable risk factors is reported to account for at least 25% of employee health care expenditures.**
- Workplace Culture of Wellness: Creating a wellness environment that engages employees leads to greater employee retention and higher morale.
What We Offer
We offer the following wellness packages to companies:
- Level One: Membership in the Here’s to Life Now! on-line health and wellness network providing employees with direct links to best-of-the-best practitioners, a “Let’s Talk” forum to ask important health-related questions, and our twice-weekly Blog to educate and inspire.
- Level Two: One-time workshop “Creating a Healthy Living Plan” to set optimal healthy living goals and chart a course of action to achieve goals over the next year. (Includes Level One)
- Level Three: “Plan it. Do it. Be it.” – Our System for building sustainable health habits among employees and providing measureable results. Ongoing tracking, motivation, education and evaluation are key components. (Includes Levels One and Two)
Needs Assessment & Custom Programs
Don’t know where to start? Have a wellness program that isn’t quite getting you the results you want? Let us help you design a wellness program that’s right for your company. Programs can be customized to meet your needs. Our planning, group motivation and evaluation approach will keep participation high and changes in health habits will result that have a direct bearing on your company’s bottom line.
Our Comparative Advantage
What sets Here’s to Life Now! apart from other wellness providers, is the focus on creating a wellness and healthy living plan with employees. We provide a tool for life, to prevent illness and better manage chronic conditions. We capitalize on the momentum created by this effort to raise awareness of services already offered by the employer or health plan and encourage their use. We track employee progress, and use our group approach to ensure that participation stays high, so employees are able to build sustainable health habits and achieve optimal health goals that significantly impact a company’s bottom line.
*Aldana SG. American Journal of Health Promotion 2001; 15(5): 296-320.
**Anderson DR, Whitmer RW, Goetzel RZ, Ozminkowski RJ, Wasserman J, Serxner S. Health Enhancement Research Organization Committee. American Journal of Health Promotion 2000; 15(1): 45-52.