Benefits of Healthier at Home for Employees, Organizations and You

A Win, Win, Win Scenario

Employees/Members Win 

1.      Employees/Members Learn What To Do for Health Problems –

The self-care book teaches employees:

·         When to seek emergency medical care

·         When to call or see their provider

·         When and how to treat a problem at home

·         How they and their family can stay healthy

·         Ways to communicate more effectively with their health care providers

·         How to be an active, wiser health care consumer

 

2.      Employees/Members Save Money – They save money by avoiding co-pays for doctor and ER visits, tests and prescriptions that may not be necessary. This can amount to as much as $35 for a doctor visit, $200 for an ER visit and $30 for prescription medication. Employees don’t need a financial incentive to use their self-care book because it enables them to save time, money and potentially their life.

 

3.      Employees/Members Save Time – The average time spent in a doctor’s office is about 60 – 90 minutes while the average time spent in an E.R. is about 3 – 4 hours. Employees can save a good deal of time by using the self-care book to decide whether these waits are necessary.

 

4.      Employees/Members Save Lives – The purpose of the self-care book is to help employees make better decisions about when to access medical care.  In this regard, it encourages them to seek treatment when they need to.  There have been a number of case studies where an employee or family member’s life was saved because of the book.

 

5.      Employees Reduce Absenteeism – Research on the self-care books have found that readers have fewer days of missed work because of their ability to make better medical decisions.  They are able to be at work rather than spending time with a provider that’s unnecessary.

 

6.      Employees/Members are More Satisfied Patients – Studies on the self-care book have found that recipients are happier with the care they receive after having used it for background information.  They ask better questions and receive better answers from their providers.

 

7.      Employees Love the Self-Care Books --

·         99% of employees find the books to be informative.

·         97% of employees state the books are easy to understand.

·         97% of employees think the books are a source of good health advice.

·         63% of employees think the books positively affected their families.

 

Organizations Win

 

8.      Employers Reduce Health Care Costs – It has been estimated that approximately 25% of all doctor visits at an average cost of $206/visit and 55% of all emergency room visits at an average cost of $786/visit are unnecessary. In 25 independent studies, our self-care books have saved companies an average of $76.02 per employee in nine months.

 

9.      Employers Reduce Absenteeism – Research on the self-care books have found that readers have fewer days of missed work because of their ability to make better medical decisions.  They are able to be at work rather than spending time with a provider that’s unnecessary. 

 

10.  Employers Save Lives – The purpose of the self-care book is to help employees make better decisions about when to access medical care.  In this regard, it encourages them to seek treatment when they need to.  There have been a number of case studies where an employee or family member’s life was saved because of the book.

Human Resource/Wellness Professionals Win

11.  HR/Wellness Professionals are recognized – Upper management will thank you for providing a solution to the organization’s rising health care costs. Fellow employees will thank you for providing an invaluable employee benefit.  

12.  HR/Wellness Professionals Save LivesThe purpose of the self-care book is to help employees make better decisions about when to access medical care.  In this regard, it encourages them to seek treatment when they need to.  There have been a number of case studies where an employee or family member’s life was saved because of the book.