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On September 25th, 2016, hundreds of employers, healthcare providers and benefit vendors convened in Washington, DC for the 8th Annual Employer Healthcare and Benefits Congress. This event was broadly attended by employers, HR professionals, global travel experts and healthcare and wellness providers from all of the world, to discuss the the future of global healthcare and all that is involved. Many of the breakout session speakers broached the topic of employee welfare, which includes overall wellness to improve productivity, morale, physical, mental and emotional health and wellness. As retention of quality employees becomes more challenging, having benefits that cater to their lives and those of their families is at the forefront of C-Suite initiatives.
TravelFit, Inc. attended this powerful conference in order to offer the highest level of employee wellness programming and solutions to address these employer issues. Constant buzz around the event focused on digital health tools, HR assessments, engagement tactics and individual guidance. With a whopping 77% of chronic employee illness being preventable, corporate executives are now aware that proactive measures can improve productivity and morale, while potentially reducing healthcare premium costs. Preventable illness refers to those caused by human lifestyle choices such as smoking, fatty diets, lack of activity and heavy alcohol consumption. Having an unhealthy staff leads to higher insurance costs, have left employers perplexed as to how reduce costs while improving the lives of their main assets - their employees. Incentivizing them with reduced insurance premiums can lead to higher engagement and retention. Happy employees tend to make productive workplaces!
Wellness programs can be as simple as offering monthly fitness challenges towards rewards, to extensive assessments and unique benefits like gym memberships and mental health support. . Companies are having fitness and nutrition specialists speak to employees about how to add healthy choices into one's life. True experts realize that it takes baby steps, and each person is unique in their needs.
We welcome the opportunity to share our excitement about this burgeoning benefit with you and your staff. Feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at 561-504-0769. Here's to a healthy, happy corporate future!