Prevention is the future for sustainable healthcare in the workplace
A White Paper from Jelf Employee Benefits shows prevention is the future for sustainable healthcare in the workplace.
Figures from Laing and Buisson show that the cost of PMI is double the rate of inflation, and this is set to continue. To curb the costs, many employers look to increase the excess payable and pass those costs on to the employee, but Jelf Employee Benefits warns that this is short-termism and doesn’t address the underlying causes of the problem.
They have developed a white paper which explores ways to help employers implement long-term solutions to support their employees as well as their business. The white paper includes information on:
• Preventative health and wellbeing
• Goal setting
• Employee engagement
• Senior management buy-in
• Return on investment
One of the most important aspects is to look at the specific needs of the company, be it long-term absence, short-term absence or lack of engagement. The white paper includes examples of how preventative measures can improve engagement and reduce absence with quick and long-lasting results. The company believes that preventative health and wellbeing measures are the future: to add real benefit to staff and reduce long-term costs of healthcare and absence.
Iain Laws, director of UK Healthcare, Jelf Employee Benefits said: “With the ever-increasing cost of health & protection benefits, a sustainable employee wellbeing solution should be on every employer’s shopping list for the new year. There are many benefits to investing in employee health and wellbeing, and as a preventative measure, it can deliver significant returns to an organisation.”
The white paper is free for employers to download at www.jelfgroup.com/wellbeingatwork