Objective Outcomes Based Wellness Programs
Companies employ different methods and multiple approaches to increase awareness about health among employees. For successful wellness programs, employee and employer engagement in these programs is necessary. The purpose is to create healthy workforce and maintain the health for many years.
- Complexities involved in implementing wellness Programs
- Identifying health related issues within employee population
- Targeted programs to address health issues and monitoring them from time to time
- Incentives and penalties in case of performance of employees
- The Methods involved in wellness programs are
- Incentive Based Biometric Screenings
- Incentive Based Health Risk Assessment
- Benefit Based Incentive Programs
- Integrated Disease Management Programs
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Program
Data from all the screenings and assessment are combined to create a score that can be used to identify a desirable measurement of wellness. An employee who achieves a good score in the screening and assessment results are given the incentive in the form of additional perks, holidays, while employees who could not achieve the targeted score and fall in the baseline are offered more health coaching and wellness assistance to improve their score.
Outcomes Based Wellness Programs are customized to fit the employer needs and employers interest. Expenses associated with these programs is higher in the shorter run, but benefits are greater in the longer run.