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Preventative care is the measure you take to prevent illness or disease before it grows into a more difficult problem. It can include:
- Physical exams
Encouraging preventative care benefits your company short and long term. When employees have access to resources to support their wellbeing, they are able to utilize them to continue on a healthier trajectory to be more present and engaging during day-to-day tasks.
If an employee uses the benefits and goes to their annual physical exam, they have a baseline of health. This results in employees becoming aware of chronic issues that need to be monitored. Physical exam visits are opportunities for your employee to ask their healthcare provider questions about their health, along with gaining tips on how to live a healthier lifestyle.
If said employee is diagnosed with high blood pressure at this office visit, their healthcare team will take preventative measures to ensure they stay healthy. If this same employee did not attend the preventative visit, the undiagnosed high blood pressure will continue to go unnoticed and could lead to a heart attack or stroke.
If your employee attends the visit and receives proper care, you have an employee who takes less sick leave down the line. On the other hand, if your employee was not encouraged to take preventative healthcare measures, they could end up suffering from a heart attack or stroke. This case ends up requiring your employee to take time off to heal and recover and less time at work. Preventative care increases overall productivity in the workplace.
Preventative care also covers immunizations and vaccinations like:
This promotes overall wellness for employees because they will be less susceptible to diseases and illnesses. This allows them to spend more time continuing the success of your business.
Around 50% of people without health insurance plans went to an annual physical. Without insurance, physicals can cost up to $300. Imagine half of your employees falling ill and needing to take leave due to worsening unseen underlying conditions.
Benefits for You
Providing affordable healthcare for employees reduces the stress associated with healthcare, like 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.
Employees who are supported through covered preventative care gain access to resources that combat preventable illness and are more likely to be positive, engaged, and determined to do their best at their place of work.
Investing in your employees is a critical entity in the ongoing success of most businesses. Offering a comprehensive health plan to employees not only helps attract and retain talent but supports their general well-being.
Employees that are taken care of are more likely to invest themselves in your business. If you’re looking for a great health care benefits plan to offer your employees, look no further.
At SBMA Benefits our goal is to provide affordable health coverage to help keep your employees healthy and promote their overall well-being. If you’re interested in offering SBMA benefits to your team, call or contact us today.