A health benefit culture transformation can improve the well-being of your employees and their families while increasing the affordability of your group health benefits program.
Corporate culture affects your employees in many profound ways. Unfortunately for many firms, those effects can be detrimental rather than advantageous.
We have identified key methods, programs and services that dramatically increase employee engagement while improving health and reducing the cost of group health benefits. We assist clients in the implementation and management of these programs and services as a part of our overall employee benefits management services.
Inspiring a Health Benefit Culture Transformation
When your employees are healthy, their personal satisfaction, engagement and productivity increase. However, to successfully improve the health and well-being of the workforce, organizations must create a culture of health that inspires employees and motivates buy-in.
In the work environment, you can successfully inspire a cultural transformation by providing your employees with the resources and support necessary to motivate and empower them to be accountable for their personal health and well-being.
Cultural transformation of any kind is inspired from the top down, through the alignment of corporate goals and objectives with values and personal responsibility. Leaders inspire by example but also by ensuring that employees have access to the tools and resources they need to achieve their goals for improved outcomes.
Tools for Transforming Your Organization’s Health Culture
Below are some of the tools we have identified as critical to transforming organizational health culture.
Telemedicine — When employees can address minor illnesses and injuries without a trip to the doctor, they are much more likely to seek treatment. This helps reduce costs and improve overall health.
Transparency tools — Giving employees the resources to find quality care at a lower cost reduce out-of-pocket costs and encourage a more proactive, preventive care focus.
Wellness programs — Employees who participate in wellness programs have reduced burnout, absenteeism and turnover, as well as increased productivity. High-value wellness programs transform the organization’s culture by encouraging employees to take responsibility for their ongoing health and well-being.
Employee assistance programs (EAP) — Workplace-based intervention programs help employees address personal issues that may adversely affect performance. Substance abuse, economic challenges, personal relationship issues and related challenges are just some of the issues an EAP can address.
Value-driven primary care — Value-driven health care improves patient outcomes while reducing the cost of care. This allows and encourages employees and their families to make behavioral changes and take proactive steps to maintain good health.
Customizing Health Benefits for Cultural Transformation
No one-size-fits-all approach can truly help your firm achieve this imperative cultural transformation. For that reason, Nielsen Benefits Group customizes our employee benefits management recommendations and services to meet your organization’s needs.
To help your firm forge a culture that improves employee well-being and functional capacity, contact Nielsen Benefits Group today. Our employee benefits management services can transform the way you think about — and pay for — your firm’s group health benefits.