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Written by Adam Miller
The Benefits of Investing In Employee Health and Wellness

Business owners and management understand the importance of having a quality workforce. They are often the lifeblood of any company, as they are the ones making products, selling merchandise and services, connecting with customers, promoting the business, and helping it run as smoothly as possible. Ultimately, when employees are healthy, their employers are more stable and productive. As such, companies that invest in the health and wellness of their employees can reap incredible short-term and long-term benefits. In today's Aegis blog post, we'll highlight a few of the most significant benefits that come from this important investment, which is especially valuable during cold and flu season.

More Productivity

When companies promote wellness and employee health on a regular basis, this can result in a healthier workforce and fewer missed days of work. This can lead to increased company productivity and efficiency since work doesn't slow down because of having to train others to fill in or hire temps. Companies can promote wellness and strengthen employee health by encouraging sick workers to stay home or telecommute rather than come to work sick and pass germs to others. Sick workers recover faster at home and help reduce the spread of illnesses that could negatively impact business productivity.

Decreased Risk of Personal Injury or Workplace Accidents

When employees show up to work sick instead of staying home to recover, they might be less alert and more of a liability risk because of fever, weakness, dizziness, or side effects from medications. Companies with a wellness policy of sending sick workers home or encouraging them to get medical care end up with a decreased risk of personal injuries or workplace accidents, leading to fewer Workers Compensation claims.

Improved Employee Morale

Finally, an investment in health and wellness for employees can directly impact employee morale in a company. Employees that feel appreciated and valued are far less likely to leave for another company, and will likely be more productive in their job. Companies can improve employee morale by showing compassion and understanding when employees fall ill instead of forcing them to come in and work through illness. In addition, investments such as company gym memberships, quality group health benefits, and health and wellness goals can also help boost employee morale.

As the draw closer to the start of a new year, consider strengthening your corporate environment and workforce by promoting employee health and wellness programs. Employees will be healthier, productivity and efficiency will rise, and your workplace will be safer. In addition, contact Aegis Insurance & Financial Services about our full range of Commercial Insurance policies to ensure you have the best possible coverage for you, your company, and your employees. We can strengthen your insurance protection through Workers Compensation, Group Health Benefits, Commercial Auto, Commercial Property, General Liability, and Life Insurance coverage for all your specific industry needs. Contact Aegis today at 713-850-7622 for more information, or fill out our online form for a free quote!

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