Why is employee engagement in well-being programs important?
Complexity, inconvenience, lack of awareness, and lack of understanding are all issues that can plague well-being programs. Giving participants a streamlined, valuable experience, as well as communicating clearly and effectively about the program requirements and incentive, are essential to boosting screening participation and encouraging employees to be engaged in their health.
Additionally, with more participation and engagement, also comes more valuable population-level data for your organization and reduced healthcare spending. In fact, according to a 2017 Quest Diagnostics study, employees who participate in laboratory-based biometric screening programs each year:
- Are 33% less likely to visit an emergency room
- Are 50% less likely to have an in-patient claim
- Enjoy a 30% lower healthcare spend
Increasing engagement through communication
Research shows that communication is essential to driving employee participation in wellness programs. Quest Diagnostics offers automated email communications and marketing support to help your employees engage with their health.
Increasing engagement through convenience
Convenience is key when it comes to boosting screening participation. That’s why Quest Diagnostics has over 2,200 Patient Service Centers (PSCs) where participants can complete their screening when and where it's most convenient for them.