Mgr.-Employee Wellness Laura Honzu (L) and Sr. Admin. Asst. Kristy Lambis
Aug. 30, 2012
-- With U.S. healthcare reform now in full swing, corporations are facing a host of changes to the way healthcare must be offered to their employees. But one fact that remains unchanged is that companies with a healthier workforce have a distinct advantage over the competition through lower insurance premiums and happier, more engaged employees.
InfoCision Management Corporation believes that a healthier workforce begins with employees that are encouraged and given the tools to make good health a priority; and held its annual Health and Benefits Day for employees in Akron on Wednesday, August 29. This health fair provided employees with access to about 30 vendors who offered free health screenings including blood pressure, body fat, BMI, cholesterol and glucose checks; and information on health issues and their health insurance and benefits. The event drew more than 500 individuals looking to find ways to improve their health and their lives.
Health and Benefits Days, which are held at every InfoCision location, are just one aspect of InfoCision’s employee benefit and amenity programs. The company also offers on-site fitness centers, on-site physician’s offices and even on-site childcare at select locations, in addition to many other programs. InfoCision believes that taking care of employees through these programs creates an environment of mutual respect that helps employees to feel good about the company they work for. Despite the front-end financial commitment these programs require, InfoCision has seen benefits on the back end through increased productivity and flat-lining insurance premium costs.
“In 2005, before we started our employee wellness programs, we were seeing double digit insurance premium increases every year; and we knew we had to do something about it,” said InfoCision Chief of Staff, Steve Brubaker. “By providing employees with convenient and affordable access to health information and resources, we have seen our workforce respond by becoming healthier, which has stabilized insurance costs. And beyond the business reasons, it’s really just the right thing to do for our employees. It’s a winning formula for everyone.”