Current trends indicate that employees are contributing 40% more towards their healthcare than they did 5 years ago. However, their employers also absorb the rising cost burden, with the average cost per employee increasing from $10,982 in 2011 to $11,664 in 2012. Despite greater efforts to offer incentives and engage employees, companies face an uphill battle with managing affordable benefits coverage.
The M.O.G.'s highly specialized exercise program focuses on preventable healthcare challenges and can also help to complement existing employee wellness initiatives within the workplace. Through integration of the CORE 6, the M.O.G. Corporate Employee Wellness Program is designed to fulfill the following objectives:
Improve chronic disease management through identification of risk factors and interactive education for all employees to explain physiological processes and causal relationships on mortality/morbidity and overall quality of life.
Increase engagement of employees through access to high quality medical professionals with the goal of educating and empowering. Facilitate efficient communication between physician and employee thus improving preventative care, symptom management and titration of costly medications when appropriate.
Reduce employee absenteeism.
Identify chronic pain/orthopedic conditions affecting overall physical activity and quality of life; provide access to physical therapy and individualized programs to address long-term needs to optimally manage effect of chronic conditions on overall quality of life and employee performance.
Implement necessary changes to employee working environment to better support long-term functional goals and facilitate realistic action plans with employer (i.e. ergonomic evaluation, adapted work hours to allow regular access to exercise, support groups, etc).
Enhance accountability in employee health through financial incentives and mandatory criteria as agreed upon by the M.O.G. and employer.
FAQ about Corporate Wellness
What if my company already has a wellness committee?
Many companies are looking to develop wellness committees. These committees are usually comprised of employee volunteers with an already-full workload and are challenged with the task of organizing mandatory Lunch and Learns, blood pressure screenings, and other wellness services. There is a significant time and resource commitment required to successfully integrate a wellness model that will translate into a return on investment (ROI) for the employer that cannot be achieved with this model. The training of M.O.G. staff allows us to provide services that cannot be found in most facilities. Each member of our staff is required to possess a 4 year college degree in a related field such as Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Applied Exercise Science, or Kinesiology. Additionally, a majority of our staff have completed extensive graduate education (Masters, PhD), completed hours of continuing education credits and presented at numerous conferences, seminars within the healthcare community. The extensive list of Biometrics documented by our staff for each employee in our Employee Wellness program demonstrates our level of expertise and understanding of what is required to assess, measure and report significant benefits for each company for which we provide our services.
What will the M.O.G. provide that we couldn't get online or through our insurance provider?
Experience tells us that many people dont realize or understand the negative consequences of their lifestyle choices. Despite the wealth of information in our society, they lack first hand exposure to a healthcare professional with the time to adequately explain cause and effect. Our belief in interactive education has created an environment at the M.O.G. where many individuals now understand the physiological consequences to their body when they are chronically overweight, stressed, sedentary, hypertensive, diabetic, etc. We frequently underestimate the level at which individuals can understand scientifically proven physiological processes. It is our intent to demonstrate that crucial understanding of why Exercise is the best medicine, and how to facilitate the shift from external to internal motivationan essential factor in long-term change. There is currently a greater emphasis being placed on connecting patients with patient centered physicians (in the medical home model). Now is the time to place individuals in expert, medically oriented facilities such as the M.O.G. that are specifically designed to facilitate sustainable lifestyle changes at rates that are much less costly to the overall picture of healthcare.
What measurements are collected for each employee as part of the program?
Every individual will undergo the following biometric measurements that are evaluated upon initial evaluation, quarterly, and at discharge: blood pressure, heart rate, height, weight, oxygen saturation, % fat, waist circumference, and hip circumference.
What information is communicated to the employer directly?
The M.O.G. will compile all data and provide a full outcome report at end of the program to the employer. All information provided to the employer will be de-identified to protect the confidentiality of the employee and prevent any liability to the employer. Information provided to the employer will contain the following information:
- Average % change related to all biometrics including standard deviations
- Attrition rate and rationale for incomplete program requirements
- Employee satisfaction survey results.
What is the cost?
The cost of each program is individualized based upon employer needs. We customize our program offerings to maximize positive outcomes for both the employer and employee. Factors affecting the cost of each program include the number of employees participating, the level of services required, the addition of educational programs, and the duration of the program. For more information related to cost, please contact us directly for an individual consultation.
What is Return on Investment?
This is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments. To calculate ROI, the benefit (return) of an investment is divided by the cost of the investment. The result is expressed as a percentage or a ratio.
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