Arrow breaking through wall It'simportant that employers help their employees understand commonlyused insurance terms and find ways to make the language moretransparent to employees. (Image: Shutterstock)

When you invest in health benefits and preventative healthprograms, you're investing in your employees. Giving employees theresources and tools they need to improve their health, both mentaland physical, can reduce immediate and future health care costs andlead to a more productive workforce. However, these preventionefforts and work wellness programs aren't always promotedeffectively, and the employee engagement rate is often lower thanexpected.

There are several reasons why your employees may not beparticipating in your corporate wellness programs. Some of the mostcommon reasons for low engagement include lack of incentives, notenough time or money, a shortage of trust in the employee/employerrelationship, and lack of communication regarding employer benefitsand insurance. Breaking down these barriers can encourage your teamto participate and be more conscientious of their health.

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