The formula is simple: When your employees are healthy, they're more productive; they miss fewer days of work; and they demand fewer healthcare dollars from your company's benefits program. Healthy companies depend on healthy employees.
As the region's largest employer, Mission knows the benefits of keeping employees healthy - healthy employees mean higher productivity, fewer absences and reduced healthcare costs for your company. Healthy employees can also better enjoy their work and their lives. That's why Mission offers employers a variety of services to help keep their staff healthy while lowering healthcare costs.
Mission employer programs tailored to fit your worksite:
On-site employee health screenings can assess the health of your workforce and identify potential risk factors, such as having a high percentage of employees who smoke or are obese.
OccuMed is Mission's industrial and occupational health program. It offers health screenings and medical services to businesses and industries in Asheville and Buncombe, Henderson, Haywood and Madison counties.
Mission's disease management programs can dramatically improve health and reduce costs for employees with diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and other chronic conditions.
Interested in learning more about employer programs at Mission? Use our online contact form and a representative will contact you about starting a custom program for your organization.
Wellness Programs Work
By switching the emphasis from reacting to (i.e., paying for) health problems that are the direct result of unhealthy lifestyle choices to preventing these problems from occurring in the first place, companies and organizations can achieve significant long-term cost-savings-not to mention a happier, healthier, more productive workforce. The key to this switch is implementing and maintaining a wellness program that works for both your business and your employees.
The most important part to establishing a cost-saving wellness program for your business is having information you can use to make real, effective changes. Here at our website, you'll find precisely that, including:
- Which diseases and conditions are putting the most financial strain on businesses like yours - and what other businesses are doing to control them
- Actionable strategies for improving the overall health of your workforce
- Ways to address the growing problem of obesity and its effects on your business
- Guidance on how to get the most out of your benefits program
Articles to share with your employees to promote health and wellness
Additional Resources for Employers
Wellness Resource Centers - Mission's Wellness Resource Centers provide the public with a place to learn about important health issues. We offer consultations, health screenings and education programs, as well as a consumer health resource library.
Healthy Weight Program - Our healthy weight program is an excellent option for helping employees lose 10 to 40 pounds. It provides professional, personalized coaching along with group learning and support for long-term weight loss and ongoing weight management.
Lighten Up 4 Life - Lighten Up 4 Life is the free and fun community weight loss challenge for employers in the WNC region. The Lighten Up 4 Life weight loss challenge is offered three times a year in 16-week modules.
Working Well Newsletter - This online newsletter provides information specifically for employers, such as ways to reduce costs and increase productivity through employee wellness. Sign up to receive Working Well and other Mission eNewsletters.