Health management programs should be designed to retain employees, according to EmployeeWellnessUSA.com.
The programs, when designed properly, are a win-win proposition for employees hoping to improve their health and employers seeking to reduce their health insurance premiums, saidEmployeeWellnessUSA.com.
“Continued program participation is like sticking to a new diet,” said Holt Vaughan of EmployeeWellnessUSA.com. “At first, it’s easy to stay with a new employee wellness program because it’s new and your health goals are fresh in your head. But as the weeks wear on, people drop off because they lack the structure, community, incentives and results that they need to stick with it.”
Health management is one of the primary tenets at EmployeeWellnessUSA.com so program retention is consistently stressed to clients at their San Antonio, Texas, headquarters.
Vaughan said corporate wellness surveys are an important tool that wellness program managers can use to ensure retention. “Wellness surveys are easy to customize and administer, and they tell you what employees want from their health management programs,” Vaughan said. “If you listen to what they are saying, you won’t have wellness program participation shortfalls down the road.”
Address: EmployeeWellnessUSA.com, 8700 Crownhill Rd., Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 78209; (800) 299-7226, www.employeewellnessusa.com.