Could a Wellness Plan be the Answer to Reducing Healthcare Costs and Increasing Employee Productivity?

Workplace Wellness Information

Wellness Fruit Salad 

Employee wellness is growing in popularity with employers of all sizes and industries.  Rising healthcare costs are contributing to the need for employee wellness programs as a proven return on investment for employers.

In fact, research now suggests that for every dollar spent on employee wellness, employers recognize an average of $3.48 return in reduced health care costs and $5.82 in lower absenteeism costs.

What is employee wellness? 

Employees who live more healthy lifestyles improve productivity and work performance, utilize less sick leave, may decrease health insurance needs, and reduce overall employee costs. Wellness programs offer primary prevention interventions to reduce health risks, prevent diseases, and encourage positive lifestyle changes. They also focus on health-related changes such as improved nutrition and increased exercise.

Kelly Springer, Registered Dietician and Owner of Kelly’s Choice, is a recognized leader in employee wellness programs.  Kelly’s Choice understands the importance of specific dietary needs/medical conditions and offers private nutritional counseling on: diabetes, weight loss/gain, hypertension, food allergies, cancer, pregnancy, menopause, sports nutrition and much more.

Kelly’s Choice has the ability to send a Registered Dietitian to your workplace to educate your employees on how to lead a healthier lifestyle through nutrition education. They offer presentations that instruct about “Fad Diets”  “Understanding Food Labels” “Surviving Special Occasions” and “Weight Loss, Meal Planning and Goal Setting” to name a few. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, workplace wellness programs not only lower health care and disability costs, they also improve morale and the company’s image.

Organizations interested in learning more about workplace wellness programs may contact Kelly directly to schedule a consultation:

Kelly Springer MS, RD, CDN