74% of companies rely on biometric screening to help their employees get the most out of their wellness programs. Is your company part of the 26% failing to use this game-changing information?
If so, it’s time to sit back and enjoy this crash course about biometric screening and why it’s crucial to the success of your wellness program.
What is Biometric Screening?
To put it simply, biometric screening is a series of basic health tests that gauge the overall physical wellness of employees. The screening includes:
- Blood tests to check blood glucose and cholesterol levels
- Blood pressure checks
- Height, weight, and BMI data &
- Waist circumference measurements.
This data helps to give a strong idea of a participant’s overall health. It is also important to note that all tests are carried out by licensed and registered nurses or phlebotomists, and all data gathered is protected by HIPAA to ensure maximum confidentiality.
Why Do Employees Need It?
Since biometric screening allows a detailed look at the wellness needs of your employees, it is the first step to truly finding the right corporate wellness program that delivers real results.
For both employees and companies, the insights provided by the screening can be “make or break” for prosperous health. Did you know 75% of all health care spending goes toward treatment for preventable chronic illnesses? For the average worker, many of those costs are subsidized by the company, costing billions of dollars in healthcare each year in the US alone.
The more we know about our health and the health of our employees, the faster we can implement the perfect programs to get and stay healthy, preventing many chronic symptoms from sprouting up over time. The screening insights can highlight risk factors from several chronic conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes and help to determine the best course of action to address them within your wellness program.
How to Get Employees On Board?
We know what you’re thinking—how are you going to possibly persuade every employee to undergo a blood draw or worse (depending on who you ask), a waist measurement? The answer is simple: you can do two things.
Number one: provide enticing incentives. Incentives for biometric screening can be as creative (think PTO, office celebrations) or as straightforward (lower insurance premiums, cash, prizes) as you like. A little motivation never hurt and can get more employees to participate which provides a solid overview of total company health.
Number two: If the sweet cash and time off just won’t do it, it’s best to tell employees the truth: That biometric screens can give a measurable look at their current health, and a life-saving glimpse into their future well-being, too.
At Fitspot, we know just how much the right wellness program can change the lives and livelihood of a business and how biometric screening is the key to unlocking success for all. If you’re ready to identify the total health of your company while providing crucial health insights for your employees, then reach out and let’s get started.