Wellness and Prevention Programs from Kaiser
Employers have an opportunity to improve the health of your employees every day. Making small changes to your workplace and company policies is a great way to start, and it’s where you can make the biggest impact. On these pages, you’ll find the tools and support to build a culture of health at work — and see how the right partner can help guide you along the way.
reduce absences caused by the flu set up on-site flu clinics. There’s a 6-week lead time to set up a clinic and clinics are available from mid-September to mid-December depending on your location.
- Workforce Health Resource Center
- A better way to invest in employee health
- Starting a workforce health program
- Tools for building a culture of health
- Small business workforce health guide (PDF)
- Small business workforce health iPad® presentation (PPT)
- Six low-cost wellness ideas for small business
- Benefits of Employee Wellness Programs for Small Business
- Chronic condition management (PDF)
It’s Monday morning, and all your employees are at their desks working—to some degree. Bill is having a mild asthma attack that’s making it hard for him to concentrate, Anne is dealing with depression, and Dana is still worn out from the flu. They’re at work, but not really all there. This is called “Presenteeism,” and we want to help you find a way to make sure your employees are at their best.
Quality Dividend CalculatorTM 2011, gives you a simple way to estimate how your choice of health plan will affect the productivity and absenteeism of your workforce.
When employees get higher quality care, they stay healthier, absenteeism drops, and productivity improves
Fewer Days Lost with Better Medical Coverage
Healthy Life Styles
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Give yourself the winning edge with a customized online program from Kaiser Permanente in collaboration with Health Media®. You’ll get the clear steps and ongoing encouragement it takes to reach your health goals.
Presenteeism refers to attending work while ill.
Get a Return on your Investment of your Health Insurance Premiums
Premiums are only 24 percent of your total health care costs. The other 76 percent are indirect costs associated with:
• Presenteeism—people showing up for work but not being as productive as they could be—63%
• Absenteeism and short-term disability—12%
• Long-term disability—1% For example, overweight and obese employees take more sick leave than nonobese employees and are twice as likely to have high-level absenteeism.
The average annual cost of medical expenses and absenteeism related to obesity can range from $460 to $2,500 per employee.