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How Health Risk Appraisal is Redefining Workplace Wellness Programs

Dec 18th 2015 at 6:10 AM

Many organizations offer health and wellness programs to their employees. Driving the high cost of providing health benefits are issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart diseases that are steadily increasing among the working population. This concern of increased cost of healthcare is addressed by TotalCare Wellness.

TotalCare Wellness provides various workplace wellness programs that help address the mental, emotional and physical issues among employees. The range of comprehensive employee health & wellness program offered includes Health Risk Appraisals (HRA), an employee wellness portal, wellness coaching, and wellness apps, to name a few.

Health Risk Appraisals (HRA)
Health Risk Appraisals, also referred to as employee Health Risk Assessments, are the gateway to a robust wellness program at the workplace. TotalCare Wellness includes a number of health risk assessments such as a general HRA as well as checkup for overall fitness, diabetes, heart health, and stress. All these conditions are very common in today’s hectic and fast-paced lives, and getting a program that can inform employees about risks of these health issues early is important.
As a result, more and more employers are including an HRA in the list of services offered to their employees. Works in Tandem with your Workplace Wellness Program
The HRA offered by TotalCare Wellness is part of an integrated workplace wellness program. Various companies offer wellness incentives and adopting HRA as a part of their incentive program can be a game changing decision because of the benefits it brings to the organization. The regular check of overall fitness of the employee including heart health, stress level, diabetes is something that provides valuable insight into employee health and well-being.

Salient Features of HRA

  • Confidentiality of data in maintained in the HRA.
  • It is HIPAA complaint.
  • Employers can track the shared data for incentive tracking.
  • Aggregated data in the form of a snapshot of the employee population health & wellness is also made available to the employer.
  • Reduces healthcare costs and helps employers in achieving significant bottom-line benefits.

Final Words
Many employers across the globe are taking advantage of the data provided by Health Risk Appraisals as a starting point for improving employee health. They are starting to adopt various measures like incorporating Health Risk Appraisals (HRA) to ensure their employees remain fit, and have lower health risk and reducing expenses. Making HRAs available annually is just a start, and the data gathered over time will help to gauge the impact your wellness program is having on employee lifestyles and behavior. Engaging employees in taking care of their health and wellbeing benefits the company as it improves productivity and reduces healthcare cost.

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