FSA Company, Clarity Benefit Solutions, Discusses the Benefits of Factoring in Wellness Programs During Open Enrollment
NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2018
NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FSA company, Clarity Benefit Solutions, discusses the benefits of factoring in wellness programs during open enrollment.
Open enrollment is busy time of year when employees have many decisions to make regarding their health plans, such as benefits, costs, and providers. Factoring in wellness programs during open enrollment can be advantageous to employer and employee alike, especially if the employer is making changes to the plan. This would be an opportune time to begin a workplace wellness initiative.
Studies show that healthier employees miss less work, are happier, and thus are more productive. This may also make them more likely to stay longer. Plus, employers who offer wellness programs may attract new, fresh talent. The New Year is a time for new beginnings and resolutions. Rolling out wellness program offerings during this time may boost enrollment.
Employers can either offer wellness programs directly to employees or as a component of their benefits package. Health screenings, weight-loss programs, counseling services, gym memberships, mindfulness classes, relaxation rooms, financial counseling, and tobacco-cessation programs are examples of successful wellness programs. Schedule biometric screenings, flu shot clinics, and blood drives to keep employees engaged in wellness initiatives. Employers can survey their employees to determine what types of wellness programs they may be looking to take advantage of.
It is vital for employers to promote this culture of health and well-being by having senior leaders participate in wellness programs as well as offer their employees incentives to participate in these programs. Encourage healthy behaviors in and around the workplace. Hang posters that promote using the stairs and make sure employees get up and move around over the course of the day. Offer healthy meals during meetings and promote a tobacco-free policy. Establish measurable success guides to check that the wellness programs are working.
Once the programs are well-established, employers should gather feedback to see what is working versus what needs to be refined. Include specific questions about health and wellness wants and needs and take employees' priorities into serious consideration. Making wellness a part of everyday work culture is a win-win for everyone!
About Clarity Benefit Solutions: Clarity Benefit Solutions provides technology that makes the health insurance plan selection process fast, easy, and straightforward. For over two decades, we have provided clients with industry-leading technology, compliance, and exceptional customer service. Our offering is designed to save time and lower the costs of managing benefits while also promoting employee self-service and automated ACA compliance.
SOURCE Clarity Benefit Solutions