Making Wellness Programs Work

Quit smoking, human hands breaking up cigaretteMany companies have added wellness programs to their employee benefits packages as an added value to employees. Doing so is a smart move, because the healthier an employee is, the more productive he or she is likely to be.

Putting up posters about the negative side effects of smoking or the benefits of eating right seem like good ideas, motivational even. But do they really serve a purpose if no one chooses to really buy in? How do companies get employees to buy into health programs anyway?

young smiling business woman with male colleagues jogging on treadmills in modern gym

According to a recent report from Employee Benefit News, it is not abnormal for a company to implement a wellness program that soon thereafter falls by the wayside. The article explains the necessity of leadership buy-in and ownership and suggests that to truly see benefits from program implementation, it maybe necessary to bring in an advisor.

Are you interested in helping your employees to lead healthier, more productive lives? Check out the May issue of Live Well, Work Well from our friends at Zywave.

Are you interested in maximizing the value of your employee benefits package? Start here: Plan Designs – Voluntary BenefitsIf you would like to learn more about voluntary coverage options and employee benefits solutions, call your Taylor Insurance Services expert today. Don’t have a Taylor Agent? We’d love to get you connected to the Power of T. Call us today at (229) 247-6411. Our experts are ready to help you get the most out of your employee benefits program and develop strategies that both recruit and retain top-notch talent.

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