As health care costs continue to rise, employers are searching for effective ways of lowering—or at least controlling—those costs. One effective solution is worksite wellness programming. Studies show that wellness programs reduce employee risks for disease and work-related injuries, decrease health insurance claims, and improve productivity and employee moral. In addition, wellness programs are a benefit, useful in attracting and retaining employees.
Worksite wellness programs are a savvy business investment. For every $1 spent on worksite wellness initiatives, employers can see a return of up to $6. Additionally, wellness programs can reduce sick leave, medical costs, and worker’s comp claims by as much as 25%.
Northwoods LEAN (Linking Education, Activity, and Nutrition), an Oneida and Vilas County chronic disease prevention and management coalition, is hosting a FREE worksite wellness summit on Tuesday, April 21 from 9 am – 1 pm at Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital in Rhinelander. Lunch is included. Come learn the steps you can take in your business to improve the health of your employees.
Visit www.northwoodslean.org to register for this learning opportunity. For questions, please call Kyla Waksmonski at 715-369-6114.