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Improving the health of your employees and workforce is a benefit both to them and you. As a business owner and employer, your workforce is the driving force behind the success of your company. Without them, productivity halts almost entirely.
Given the critical importance of employees, it’s imperative to prioritize their health and wellness. Providing benefits is about more than meeting the bare minimum legal requirements.
Providing health benefits that genuinely prioritize the health and well-being of employees is an efficient way to improve workplace productivity.
A healthy workforce is a productive workforce.
Imagine an employee workforce that is struggling with physical and mental illnesses. When employees cannot afford to take care of themselves and their family members, it ends up pulling them away from their work. Not only does the lack of health detract from physical work conducted, but it also leads to a negative mentality as well.
Providing employees with ample health coverage gives them the ability to maintain preventative wellness care and ideally prevent more serious health concerns down the line. Preventative care is designed to support routine annual medical care in an attempt to avoid more serious health concerns and diseases. The goal is to be able to catch diagnoses while they are still manageable and in some cases reversible.
A study done by the Kaiser Family Foundation reported that while 92 percent of Americans report knowing that getting a physical is important, only 62 percent actually reported getting one.
The lack of regular health care is more likely to lead to continued health concerns. With health concerns come stress, absenteeism, frustration, and often decreased productivity as a result.
While investing in comprehensive health benefits plans for your workforce may sound like a daunting expense to take on, the alternative option is taking the risk of significantly decreased worker productivity. A healthy workforce is a productive and happy workforce.
Providing affordable healthcare for employees reduces the stress associated with healthcare and expensive medical bills. Additionally, when employees and their families are healthy, they miss fewer workdays to tend to their medical conditions, resulting in overall increased productivity for your business.
If you’re looking to implement new health benefit offerings for your employees, SBMA Benefits can help. Our goal is to provide affordable ADA-compliant benefits to keep Americans healthy. For more details on our plan offerings check out our site or contact one of our brokers directly.