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Supporting Employee Health and Well-Being in Your Current Work Environment - Anthem

Sep 9, 2021

Supporting Employee Health

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.  

 

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