A wellness program is a program organized by an employer with the intention of helping employees and their families make smarter choices to improve overall well being, reduce health risks and enhance productivity.
Features of a wellness program vary, with some offering incentives for certain goals. Wellness programs could focus on encouraging employees to improve fitness levels, lose weight, eat healthier or stop unhealthy habits like smoking.
For employers, establishing a wellness program should be seen as a long-term investment; one that over time may lead to reduced health care costs.
Although seemingly simple, a wellness program must be carefully structured in order to comply with state and federal law. Our team at Infinity Benefit Solutions can help you set up a wellness program for your employees.