We’ve talked before about the cost of unwellness and how health risks, if left unmanaged, can have huge negative effects on a company’s bottom line, but now let’s take a minute to address how to reduce these health risks and the related costs.
This article recently discussed 5 underutilized strategies employers can use to help their employees, and in turn, help their businesses. Several of these strategies are encompassed in Ultimate Health, our premier supplemental healthcare reimbursement plan.
Screening and Preventive Care
Being proactive about your health with screenings can catch health problems before they become major issues and allow you to being the correct preventive treatment. Ultimate Health includes an Executive Physical Program specifically for this purpose. Extending this program to key talent is especially important because their health drives the rest of the company. It’s also a great way to encourage them to benchmark their health!
Access to Expert and Experienced Physicians
This one’s simple. More skilled and experienced physicians yield more positive health outcomes, and the opposite is also true. Making sure employees have access to these skilled physicians is giving them the tools to get and remain healthy. Ultimate Health includes a service called TopDoc Connect, an eHarmony-like matching program that helps members find their perfect specialty physician match from our community of the top physicians in the country.
Planning and Access to Medical Travel Support
While access to quality medical travel support may not be something you think of on a day-to-day basis, it is something that can be lifesaving if it’s there when needed. Providing this kind of support to employees can also help with pre-trip planning, which can dramatically reduce stress and keep them focused at work. And, you guessed it, Ultimate Health includes an Emergency Travel Program too! Complete with fully paid medical air evacuation, emergency referrals, prescription and passport replacement, and even a Travel Portal. We keep members protected at home and on the road, whether for business or pleasure.