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This is why investing in employee resilience programs to help them reduce stress benefits employees and employers alike. In , 94% of employees said that having access to resilience training improved their loyalty and commitment to their current employer, which in turn leads to less turnover.
Employees also appreciate companies that respond to their needs. According to , 78% say well-being programs make them feel better about working for their employer, 75% say they help them be as productive as possible, and 70% say well-being programs are one of the reasons they stay at their job (up from 50% in 2014).
The final element of your well-being strategy is your health coverage options. With the right coverage, you can better manage your healthcare dollars while also empowering your employees to take a more active role in their own well-being.
Look for plans that combine care and coverage. In integrated healthcare delivery, employees can see their doctor, fill their prescriptions and get a lab test all in one facility. This not only saves them time, but also reduces stress since employees are no longer shouldering as much of a burden when it comes to coordinating their own healthcare.
Arnold points out the advantages of such a system that she has personally experienced. “This morning I went in for physical therapy, and my medical record popped up. The therapist noted that I was late on the tetanus shot and sent me over to get it right away.”
When looking at your health coverage options, also prioritize plans that provide flexibility and give employees care options that fit their needs and lifestyles. Plans with telehealth options, for example, allow employees to keep up with much-needed care through telephone and video visits (when medically appropriate, of course). According to Accenture, the technology has the potential to save U.S. companies approximately $10 billion a year, and 93% of consumers who’ve used telehealth say it lowered their healthcare costs.
“It's really about meeting people where they are. They want to interact online, and they want to see their physician face to face,” Horn says. “At Kaiser Permanente, we designed our health system around our members. We strive to make healthcare less complicated. For nearly 75 years, we have provided high-quality healthcare that enables people and businesses to thrive.”