Employer Solutions | one year ago

Let's Talk Employee Wellness Programs

Better Employee Health Enhances Your Bottom Line

By Daniel J. Birach, President, HEALTHWORKS Division, Carolinas HealthCare System
Over the past two decades, the number of companies providing employees with wellness resources has skyrocketed. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 72 percent of employers provide these resources today, compared with only 54 percent in 1996. SHRM’s most recent Employee Benefits survey found that in just the past 12 months, 45 percent of survey respondents said they increased their wellness benefit offerings.


As a professional with an interest in workplace healthcare benefits, you know there’s a dramatic shift happening in employee wellness programs and care models. More companies are self-insuring or partially funding and have a vested interest in more comprehensive employee healthcare programs that contribute directly to the bottom line. That’s exactly the reason we launched this information hub platform. The HEALTHWORKS hub will provide you with insight into what trends are hitting the employee health benefits world, pain points that we’re seeing in the market, and how you can address them for better return on your investment. Our goal is to share knowledge that can help you make better, educated decisions about employee healthcare that positively impacts your company’s financial stability.

Employee Health and Wellness Insights

Through a series of articles, our team of experts will discuss a range of topics, including:
  • Key drivers for lowering healthcare costs and realizing better ROI
  • The importance of employee health and wellness resources
  • The value of on-site or virtual health coaching
  • How to spark better engagement numbers for true cost savings
We’ll also share case studies and interviews with your peers to find out how they are innovating when it comes to employee wellness programs. In the employee healthcare field, I’m seeing a lot of noise and confusion in the marketplace. I’m also observing that when professionals like you cut through the fog, you see there are real tangible solutions available for achieving positive results. Together, we’ll explore the landscape so you can decide what's right for you and your employees.

Share With Us!

We want to hear from you. If you have topics that you would like to see addressed on this hub, drop us a line at healthworksinfo@carolinashealthcare.org. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @HEALTHWORKS, and on LinkedIn, to keep the conversation going.