Workplace wellness programs on the rise

More and more employers are beginning to see the importance of workplace wellness programs in cutting healthcare costs, improving productivity, and decreasing employee absenteeism. In fact, a 2014 study revealed that almost 95% of employers across the U.S. plan to provide a workplace program that would improve workers’ health, while 74% of companies with wellness solutions in place are now offering incentives to participate in workplace wellness programs.

The number of employers implementing wellness plans has also increased due to the federal government’s efforts to impose excise tax on expensive benefits plans through the Affordable Care Act. Many employers see this as a call to promote workers’ wellness while cutting excessive medical costs.

At WorkSTEPS, we help employers and employees alike achieve a healthier work environment, which can translate to lower healthcare costs and a safer, more productive workplace. Call us at (512) 617-4100 to learn more about our workplace wellness services.

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