“Seeing employers make innovative changes aimed at prevention and wellness instead of just shifting costs around is like a breath of fresh air,” said Nancy Kennedy
Most American workers value their employer-provided health insurance.
A worker could be laid off after May 31 but still have a portion of the maximum 15 months available for the subsidy.
Both companies and health insurers have a vested interest in taking a proactive approach to wellness.
Employers should focus on some key elements in designing and offering a voluntary benefits program.
“Health assessments . . . have been proven effective in reducing health care cost trends and improving population health and productivity,” the report’s authors wrote.
Already, health care reform is changing benefit plan designs.
Everyone benefits when you can get HR connected, which all starts with building a plan.
The Council also provides guidance to NAHU’s Board of Trustees and promotes issues among NAHU members and its chapters.
Some companies might pay lip service to the notion that employee health can increase profits, but they may need more convincing before they put company resources behind efforts to improve employee health.