National Employee Benefits Day 2015 – Wellness 2.0
Today is National Employee Benefits Day. This day is chosen by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) to acknowledge all of those individuals dedicated to providing quality benefits and wellness to other Canadians.
This year’s focus is on Employee Wellness. Wellness programs encompass all areas of well-being: body, mind, finances, family and work. These programs promote a holistic approach to physical and mental health, which also helps your employees perform to the best of their abilities in the workplace. They are becoming increasingly popular, not only due to the immediate benefits they grant your employees, but also because of their ability to cut healthcare costs through the prevention of sick leave and extended periods of absences. We encourage employers to celebrate the day by evaluating their wellness initiatives and examining what they can do to strengthen these programs throughout the workplace.
We would also like to take this time to thank all of the plan administrators and employers we work with on a sometimes daily basis. Thank you for helping us do our job to the best of our abilities.
Here is a fun video of Gus the Cat – the feline embodiment of wellness..