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By connecting care with coverage, Kaiser Permanente pioneered a new approach for health care, where things work together. That means healthier employees with less absenteeism to disrupt productivity.
Stress and poor lifestyle choices – such as smoking and missed vaccinations – increase the risk of chronic conditions and poor mental health. This negatively affects your employees’ well-being and raises premiums. It also lowers productivity, increases sick days, and raises workers’ compensation costs. The good news: Our model helps you positively influence employee behavior to reduce lifestyle risks to benefit workers’ health and your business.
Annual preventable U.S. health care costs associated with workplace stress1
Companies that prioritize employee well-being outperform the S&P 5002
Additional annual costs per employee linked to smoking3
Our mission is to provide high-quality health care services that enable people — and businesses — to live longer, healthier lives."
Kim Horn, EVP, Group President of Kaiser Permanente
With the COVID-19 pandemic — and a return to the workplace for some — getting sick is a top concern for businesses and workers alike. One thing is clear, there is no going back to the old way.
While still evolving, it’s clear the way forward will be built on three pillars: physical, mental, and social health. Kaiser Permanente’s unique model of care and coverage addresses the health of the whole person, which can help your business to thrive in the next normal.
Four steps to reduce employee stress and boost well-being:
Assess where your organization stands on workforce health.
Plot your workforce health strategy, set goals and measures, and appoint a wellness champion to involve others.
Communicate about your program to keep the excitement going, and celebrate success.
Use surveys to track employee progress, participation, and interest.
As business leaders approach the return to the office and the frontier of hybrid work, they must look toward a permanent, and better 'next normal' – one built upon three vital pillars: physical health, mental health and social health."
The Washington Post
Businesses demand a lot from employees, from innovation to engagement to teamwork – even during the pandemic.
For workers to meet those demands, business leaders must create a culture of well-being. Kaiser Permanente can help lay a strong foundation for an employee well-being strategy focusing on physical, mental, and emotional health. Such an approach helps your workforce thrive and leads to lower absenteeism, turnover, and health care claims.
Adults in the U.S. living with mental illness2
Annual cost of depression and anxiety to global productivity2
Lost workdays annually due to depression and anxiety2
[Rather] than viewing well-being as a symptom for health-oriented perks, businesses should approach it as a strategic and cultural north-star."
The Washington Post
Telehealth isn’t only about convenience and cost savings.
It can be a cornerstone in your business strategy for enhanced productivity and growth. At Kaiser Permanente, telehealth has long been a critical part of helping members stay healthy4. The strength of our network is the interconnected care members receive at Kaiser Permanente and at home. Benefit from the future today with Kaiser Permanente.
Annual savings to business from telehealth5
Consumers who’ve used telehealth say that it lowered their health care costs5
Faster diagnosis-to-treatment for stroke patients using telehealth6
Employee well-being is not just a set of wellness programs, but a comprehensive approach where employees’ overall quality of life is prioritized and supported by a company’s culture."
Let’s start revolutionizing the health of your business together. Contact us today.