Your assistant has a cough that won’t go away but keeps putting off going to the doctor. Your HR manager needs half a day off to get her annual physical. Another employee wants to check to make sure his new medication is controlling his blood pressure properly.
Each of these scenarios take place in businesses across America every day, and each doctor visit means several hours off work and pricey office visits, maybe even ER visits. That coughing assistant could be infecting others as well as getting sicker herself.
Think on-site health care is too expensive for your mid-sized business? It may be time to change your thinking. Many medium-sized businesses are using on-site wellness programs to differentiate themselves from other employers – and keep their workforce healthier while lowering expenses. [Read more…]