Employees are the most valuable asset of any company, which is a reason why businesses of all sizes are investing in worksite wellness programs.

Employers play a key role in the wellbeing of their employees by shaping a workplace environment to support health and, in turn, improve productivity, decrease turnover and reduce healthcare costs. Business leaders are in a powerful position to dramatically improve employee wellbeing.

Employees engaged in a workplace wellness program tend to miss fewer days and file fewer health insurance claims. With an average of three dollars saved for every dollar invested, the return on investment is making the choice easier for employers. And that’s where the Y comes into play.

Our team is here to help with our knowledge of best practices, wellness coaching, personal training and expertise on a variety of health related topics.

Our Wellness@Work (W@W) model can provide your organization:
• YMCA membership discounts
• Well-being workshops
• Comprehensive individual Health Risk Assessments
• On-site screenings (cholesterol, blood sugar, biometrics)
• Dynamic one-on-one coaching

Wellness@Work’s outcome-based programs and services are tailored to provide any company with the tools and support needed to sustain a healthier workforce, while fitting your budget.

*Recent findings about employee and worksite well-being show:

• Productivity losses from personal health problems cost U.S. employers $1,685 per employee per year ($225.8 billion annually nationwide). Over 25% of health care costs incurred by working adults are attributed to modifiable health risks.
• 67% of employers identified “employees’ poor health habits” as one of their top three challenges to maintaining affordable health coverage.
• Employees who exercise as little as once a week have healthcare costs that are 33%-50% lower than those who do not.
• For every 100 employees in the country: 24 have high blood pressure, 50 have high cholesterol and 59 do not get adequate physical activity.
• More than 33% of American workers experience chronic work stress and 60% of all absenteeism from work is due to stress. Stress costs American industry $60 billion a year. Health care costs are 50% higher for workers who report high levels of stress.
• Despite evidence of high returns, only 7% of employers partner in wide-scale workplace wellness programs. Of those companies engaged, over 60% noted reduced health care costs, while 80% reported decreased absenteeism and increased productivity amongst employees.

*Sources: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Worksite Health, WELCOA and benefits consultant Towers Watson and the National Business Group on Health (NBGH)