Anthem recently put out an article explaining how to support employee health and well-being in your current work environment.
Here are some of the key points for employers:
Encourage flu shots.
The CDC estimates 17 million workdays are lost due to the flu. Recommend that your workforce receive the shot.
Maintain good health habits.
Remind your workers the benefits of wearing masks, handwashing, and using hand sanitizer.
Promote COVID-19 vaccinations.
Vaccines are easy to find and prevent you from losing employees to illness.
Support virtual care options.
Alternative to in-office doctor visits allow your employee to fit medical care into their busy schedule.
Endorse well-being programs and yearly physicals
Offices can promote lunch-time walks, online health seminars, distribute informative health articles, and emphasize the importance of yearly physicals.
Mental health promotion is key in the modern office.
From August 2020 to February 2021, the percentage of adults with symptoms of anxiety or a depressive disorder increased from 36.3% to 41.5%.
According to the National Business Group on Health, 27% of surveyed employees are seeking help with post-pandemic burnout.
These are just the basic points. Read the full article by Anthem on the Benefits Guide website now.