Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Tip of the Day: Help your employees keep their new year's resolutions

Strike while the iron is hot, benefit managers! Now is the time when most people resolve to lose weight, quit smoking and generally get healthier, so now also is the perfect time to engage or re-engage your empoyees in a wellness program.

According to a survey from Workplace Options, 63% of respondents want their employer to offer wellness programs to help maintain a healthy lifestyle.

And although money may be tight, Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin HealthMiles, a Massachusetts-based wellness program provider, says now is the right time to invest in wellness.

"Investing in wellness during a tight business quarter is necessary because [employers'] health care costs have not changed that much and they are looking for ways to reduce that costs," he told EBN. Click here to read the full article on maintaining wellness during a recession.

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