As summer fades away and fall begins, it’s a reminder that change is inevitable – even in the workplace. This autumn, don’t let your employee benefits fall behind the times! 

Embrace the opportunity to enhance your company’s well-being efforts with Vested HR’s comprehensive employee benefits. From tailored health insurance options to ancillary benefits, discover how our expertise can help cultivate an environment where employees thrive during this transformative season of change.  

 

The Power of Preventive Care  

 

Preventive care does more than just maintain health—it can significantly reduce healthcare costs. It’s akin to routinely inspecting your car to ward off potential repair costs. In this scenario, being proactive can make all the difference.  

 

A healthy employee is a productive employee. 

 

With adequate health care coverage, your employees are more likely to seek preventative care services. Preventive care, such as routine check-ups, screenings, and immunizations, can catch problems early, thereby promoting better overall health and potentially saving on healthcare costs in the long term.  

 

Expand on Ancillary Benefits  

 

Ancillary benefits often fly under the radar when compared to standard health benefits, but they should not be downplayed. They function as excellent supplementary health benefits, indicating and often detecting potential health risks before they materialize into significant concerns.  

 

Eyeing the Bigger Picture with Vision Coverage 

 

Encouraging routine eye tests is one significant ancillary benefit to consider. Why is this important? 

 

  • Vision tests do more than gauging myopia or hypermetropia. They are known to detect early signs of several systemic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and even certain cancers before any symptom appears. Early detection can lead to prevention, and prevention is always better than cure. 

 

Taking a Bite out of Health Risks with Dental Coverage

 

Similar to vision coverage, offering dental check-ups as part of your health benefits serves more than just an aesthetic purpose.  

  • Scheduled dental examinations can reveal symptoms of numerous health problems. Unusually bleeding gums, for example, can be a sign of severe illnesses such as leukemia or vitamin deficiency. Moreover, conditions like acid reflux, diabetes, heart issues, or even mental health problems like stress can be hinted at during a dental check-up. 

 

Creative Ways to Encourage Employee Wellness 

 

While employee benefits lay a solid foundation, don’t overlook simple, day-to-day practices to keep your team healthy this fall.  

 

1. Encourage Regular Breaks 

 

Encouraging employees to take regular breaks throughout the day ensures they aren’t sat in the same position for hours on end, which can be detrimental to both physical and mental health. Simple activities can make these breaks beneficial:  

  • Stretching exercises 
  • Short walks around the office or outside 
  • Time for relaxation and mindfulness exercises 

 

2. Foster a Culture of Fitness 

 

A proactive initiative, promoting a culture of fitness in the workplace can drastically improve the overall health of your employees. Consider running health and fitness programs, or partnering with local gyms to offer discounts for your employees.  

 

3. Provide Healthy Food Options 

 

Having access to healthy food options in the workplace boosts dietary health. Consider providing wholesome snacks and fresh fruits, or even arranging for a health-focused catering service to deliver meals. After all, you are what you eat 

4. Prioritize Mental Health 

 

Mental wellness is just as important as physical health. Offering resources such as online counseling services, stress management workshops, or encouraging breaks, as mentioned above, can play a critical role in promoting mental health.  

Remember, offering well-rounded health benefits not only benefits your employees but also translates into increased productivity and lower absenteeism for your organization. Everyone wins when we prioritize health and wellness!  

 

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In(Vest) In Your Team’s Wellness  

 

As we begin a new season, let’s embrace the chance to bolster our employees’ health and wellness. After all, a healthy team is a happy team!  

Still pondering what benefits to offer your team for robust health this fall? Reach out to our human-focused team at Vested HR for an evaluation at (727) 474-2114 or (844) 928-0925, where we will discuss your healthcare and ancillary benefit options in depth!