Whether you’re just now developing your company’s corporate wellness program or have a program in place for a while now, there’s always more you can do. If you’re looking for ways to enhance your corporate wellness program, you should encourage your employees to be a good healthcare consumer. Being a good healthcare consumer encompasses many different things. When you partner with Sterling Wellness Solutions, we can help you identify what it means to be a good healthcare consumer.
What is a Healthcare Consumer
Many people think being a healthcare consumer is the same thing as being a patient. While the two are closely related, a healthcare consumer is someone who is actively involved in their health and making decisions about their health. When you and your employees are just starting a corporate wellness program, there’s a good chance people aren’t healthcare consumers yet. That’s totally fine. As you begin to work with Sterling Wellness Solutions, we’ll help you develop more healthcare consumer behaviors to help everyone move from being a patient to being a healthcare consumer.
Promote Being Proactive With Health
The more proactive you and your employees are with health, the healthier everyone will be in the long run. Encourage your employees to be proactive about their health. That way, if they do get sick, it may not impact them as much compared to if they hadn’t gone to the doctor at all. The more your employees do to take their health into their own hands, the healthier your organization is as a whole.
Educate Employees About Insurance Plans
One reason that employees may not take advantage of what their insurance plan covers is that they don’t understand it. If that’s the case, take the time to educate employees about what’s in their insurance plan. As their understanding increases, they’ll move away from being a general patient and into being a healthcare consumer. Take the time to answer any questions they may have to clear up any confusion over health insurance plans. Additionally, it means everyone knows what is covered and what isn’t covered with your insurance plan.
Take Advantage of Preventive Care
Preventive care is built into insurance plans as a benefit for the people on the plans. Take advantage of everything your plan offers. As you educate employees about insurance plans, make sure to highlight the preventive care options in the plan. As a business owner in your organization, preventive care also helps save you money in the long run. Preventive care helps employees stay healthy and reduce absenteeism while increasing productivity.
Being a good healthcare consumer takes on many different things. One of the best things is the potential savings that come with it. We work with you and your employees to build a corporate wellness program that people want to participate in. Success begins with a healthy team. See what Sterling Wellness Solutions can do for you. Schedule your demo today.