Benefits Pro recently shared some staggering numbers about lost productivity and lost workdays. Yearly, a total of 978 million days are lost due to sick days, workers’ compensation, disability leave, and family leave. When other health-related distractions are taken into account, 540 million lost workdays can be added to that total.
Oftentimes, employers don’t consider the effects these numbers have on their business’ bottom line in terms of productivity, business outcomes, and employee well-being. These factors can all be addressed, either directly or indirectly, by focusing on employee health and well-being through a natural healthcare approach. Providing an additional health benefit through an on-site chiropractic care option can produce many positive results.
Investing in employees’ overall health and well-being can help to lessen the number of lost workdays and the costs associated.
Implementing an on-site chiropractic option can decrease workers’ compensation and employer healthcare costs. Some on-site chiropractic clinic sites have returned a savings of $4 for every $1 invested. Others have experiences 63% reduction in workplace injuries following implementation.
Proactive, preventive care through chiropractic services can reduce the need for surgeries, long hospital stays, specialist visits, and emergency room visits.
In addition to chiropractic care, education surrounding ergonomics, stretching programs, avoiding the hazards of sitting, and many other topics are discussed to provide employees with a greater overall healthcare experience.
Not only can on-site care help your bottom line, but chiropractic care can have great benefits to an individual’s overall state of health. A natural solution to existing pain — from poor ergonomics, injuries, or long-standing conditions — often decreases the need for medications that have side effects or even surgeries.
Between 2015-2019, Benefits Pro shared an increase in lost work that occurred because of sick leave (12% increase) and short-term disability (50% increase). This upward trend has no doubt been altered even further by the uncertainty that has come as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
It is becoming an increasingly common theme to hear of employers revisiting their employee health benefits to improve employee offerings. With the positive results mentioned above and the top five benefits of on-site care that we’ve detailed below, on-site care could be the affordable option that you can provide your employees to boost morale, health, and reduce your costs.