As National Employee Benefits Day approaches, we have the opportunity to reflect on our current employee benefit programs and review new resources and products. This year's Employee Benefits Day, scheduled for April 6, 2023, focuses on building a better work-life blend.
Over the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion around work-life balance, particularly as the line between work and personal life has become increasingly blurred. However, the term work-life blend may be a more accurate description of what workers truly experience. This term reflects the concept of mixing multiple facets of their lives together, rather than creating individual zones or spaces to achieve a balance between work and personal life.
Our employee benefits team at FNIC works closely with clients to provide a comprehensive and personalized approach to employee benefits. We understand that each company has unique needs, and we take the time to get to know our client's history, strategies, and potential issues. This allows us to identify areas for improvement and develop tailored solutions that meet our client's specific goals and support a work-life blend for their employees.
A few ideas for all organizations to consider that may support a work-life blend for your employees includes:
Mental Health Support
Providing access to mental health resources, such as employee assistance programs, counseling services, or mindfulness programs can help employees manage stress and improve their overall well-being. Mental Health services and treatments may already be a part of your health insurance program. Considering highlighting the benefit in an upcoming employee communication or dedicating more information on mental health in your enrollment guides.
Health and Wellness Programs
Providing access to health and wellness programs, such as gym memberships, health assessment tools, and wellness seminars, can help employees manage their physical health and reduce stress. Also, continue to promote annual physicals for all employees. It is paid for by their health insurance plan already and there is no reason not to take advantage of this benefit.
Telehealth can help employees manage health concerns more effectively, reducing the impact of illness on their productivity at work and at home. Telehealth enables employees to access healthcare services from anywhere with flexible scheduling to accommodate busy schedules.
As National Employee Benefits Day approaches, we encourage all organizations to consider how they can support their employees in achieving a better work-life blend. By doing so, we can create workplaces that promote employee happiness, health, and productivity.
We’re here for you! Contact us today to learn about how FNIC can support your work-life blend.