Employee Benefits

My employer now offers wellness benefits as part of its employee benefits package. But what are they?

 
My employer now offers wellness benefits as part of its employee benefits package. But what are they?It’s no surprise that your company has started offering wellness benefits, since many employers are already offering these types of programs as part of an overall employee benefits package. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), in 2015, 80% of organizations provided wellness resources and information, and 70% of organizations offered some type of wellness program to their employees. (Source: 2015 Employee Benefits, Society for Human Resource Management, 2015)

 
When it comes to running a business, wellness benefits are definitely a win-win for most employers. Not only do they potentially reduce health-care costs by promoting healthier living, but they may also boost employee productivity and morale. The types of wellness programs vary among employers, but they typically cover a variety of healthy living issues, such as:

  • Smoking cessation
  • Exercise/physical fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Nutritional education
  • Health screenings

 
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