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Do employees like wellness programs?

By November 23, 2021 No Comments

Lifestyle Spending Accounts improve your employees’ lives

Before you invest in a wellness program for your business, have you thought about if your employees would enjoy this kind of benefit? There’s a lot of data out there that shows employees do like wellness programs. And not only do they like them, stats show the programs make a difference in employee lives.

An Aflac survey revealed that 70 percent of employees in wellness programs had higher job satisfaction than those who were not participating. A United Healthcare survey reported that 56 percent of wellness enrollees had fewer sick days directly because of the wellness program than those not in the program.

Wellness programs not only make people feel good, but they also make people feel good about their employer. According to the American Psychological Association, employees are more likely to recommend a company that supports wellness programs and well-being efforts. The most improved metric from starting a wellness plan at a business is employee morale, according to 54 percent of those surveyed by Hub International.

The pandemic increased the need for wellness

The pandemic has taken a toll on our collective health, making wellness programs even more necessary. People have reported on various surveys that they are now suffering at higher rates of depression, gaining weight, drinking more alcohol, and smoking more.

Edenred’s Lifestyle Spending Accounts are wellness programs customized for your company with the programs your employees want.

You can select from:

  • Stress Reduction and Resilience programs
  • Weight loss programs
  • Smoking cessation programs
  • Exercise programs and activities
  • Nutrition education
  • Pet Care
  • Mobility
  • Food and Dining
  • Continuing Education and Tuition
  • Financial Wellness
  • And more

Lifestyle Spending Accounts are designed for how your staff is working at this time, including a hybrid setup, in-person, or remote. You can also customize it to fit the needs of your employees to maximize participation. You’ll also control all costs associated with the accounts.

Wellness plans can help employees be more productive, reduce their sick days, and their healthcare costs. If you think offering a wellness plan is a good benefit for your benefits package, let’s chat. Schedule a meeting today, and we’ll be happy to review all your options with you.