When I talk with CEOs or owners about the challenges facing their business, the conversation almost always turns to the increase in their group health insurance costs. And inevitably, the question follows: What can we do to control our company's health care costs?
As author H. L. Mencken once observed, there are no simple solutions to complex problems. This insight is right on target when it comes to the health care system where costs are rising faster than inflation.. But even though there may not be a simple solution, there are strategies that can help you control costs. Here are two that can have a significant impact:
It's that time again. People are continuing to make resolutions for the new year. And, as always, topping most lists are resolutions to exercise more, lose weight, manage stress, and stop smoking.
To encourage this trend, many companies are implementing employee wellness programs. Others are using employee communications to promote the benefits of a healthier lifestyle. Whatever strategy is used, here are just a few of the many benefits that an emphasis on wellness offers to both companies and their people.
|The economic challenges of the past few years have forced a growing number of companies - including many of our small business clients - to do more with less. While this may be good for productivity and the bottom line, it can have an unintended consequence - leading employees to feel overworked and underappreciated.|