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Corporate health perks: How to take advantage of all your company’s offerings
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Your company likely offers a suite of wellness benefits that are part of your employee insurance plan. Many of these benefits involve wellness programs and perks that can enhance both your mental and physical well-being. We’ve asked two experts about how to maximize these benefits.
Why are companies offering health and wellness benefits?
Koleen Cavanaugh, vice president of marketing at Independence Blue Cross, says that its mission is to enhance the health and well-being of the people it serves, including all aspects of well-being from physical and mental to financial.
"By focusing on whole-person health, we can help address the full range of our community’s health needs through integrated care," Cavanaugh tells FOX Business.
Cavanaugh reports that six in 10 Americans are living with at least one chronic condition, like heart disease or diabetes, so it’s more important than ever to help guide and empower employees to take a more active role in improving their health and well-being.
"What’s even more alarming is that these chronic conditions, such as hypertension or diabetes, including behavioral health conditions account for 90% of U.S. health care costs and also result in 1.4 billion days of absence and illness-related lost productivity annually," she says. "That’s why it’s important to us that employees understand and use their health benefits in a way that supports their health and well-being."