Workplace Wellness Law and Legal Definition
Workplace wellness is a program offered by some employers as a combination of educational, organizational, and environmental activities. These activities are designed to support behavior conducive to the health of employees in a business and their families. It consists of health fairs, health education, medical screenings, health coaching, onsite fitness programs and/or facilities and educational programs designed to change employees' behavior in order to achieve better health and reduce the associated health risks. All these are intended with an aim to achieve physical and mental well being of the employees.
Many U.S. employers are concentrating on workplace wellness to help lessen the impact of enormous increases in health insurance premiums. Some employers consider it as an alternative for health insurance.
Companies with comprehensive workplace wellness programs and appropriate health plans in place can yield profits reducing the likelihood of ailments of employee.