The Essential Yet Difficult Balance of Work and Life
Here at Blendable we have lots of fun, but of course we work hard too! Like you, we know that being dedicated to your work is important. However, having a healthy work-life balance is critical to maintain your overall health and wellbeing.
Now more than ever, employees find themselves struggling to establish where their work life ends and their personal life begins. This is especially true now that so many of us are working remotely.
When people work remotely, they tend to spend more time online than they otherwise would in the office. Without coworkers around to remind them to take breaks, eat lunch, or go for a stroll, remote workers find themselves working extra hours and sacrificing their free time.
This blow to work-life balance has a major impact on employees' health and wellbeing. The good news? You can support them and promote wellness, which leads to a boost in morale and productivity!
Benefits of a Wellness Program for a Healthy Work-Life Balance
It’s important to ensure a healthy work-life balance to maintain overall health and wellbeing. There are several benefits of a Wellness program, which have direct positive impacts on a healthy work-life balance, such as:
Reduced Overall Healthcare Costs: Overworking often has negative effects on the health of plan members, which in turn leads to an increase in healthcare costs. By adding a wellness program to your benefits plan, plan members will not only have a variety of wellness options available to them, but they will also be more inclined to focus on their health and wellbeing. This will lead to a greater work-life balance and reduced healthcare costs as a whole.
Creating an Enjoyable Environment: Ensuring that your plan members are happy and healthy will also ensure prosperity for your organization. By providing plan members with a wellness program, they will appreciate all that you offer to them, which will in turn make the workplace more enjoyable.
Increased Productivity: A wellness program will allow plan members to work on their health and wellbeing, which will also help to boost their morale and productivity. As plan members become motivated through a healthy lifestyle, their productivity will increase which will also have a positive effect on the success of your organization.
Flexible Wellness Programs Designed for your Team
To promote healthy behaviours and deliver these benefits for your organization, we can help you set up a wellness program designed to meet your budget and organizational needs.
Our HSA Wellness features are like bank accounts that plan sponsors contribute to on behalf of plan members. The members can then use the funds to reimburse their expenses.This can include anything from nutrition coaching or screening clinics to fitness and gym memberships.
The HSA Wellness Exclusive allows plan members to use the funds for lifestyle expenses. Gym memberships, nutrition coaching, smoking cessation programs - anything that will help them lead a healthy lifestyle. It’s up to them.
The HSA Wellness Blend allows plan members to use the funds for both eligible lifestyle expenses and eligible medical expenses as defined by the CRA. Lifestyle expenses are considered a taxable benefit, while eligible medical expenses are 100% tax-free to the employee. Of course, we do the heavy lifting and accounting to separate these two types of benefits at tax time.
Create a Wellness Program for Your Team Today!
Any investment that an organization makes for its employees is highly valued and appreciated, especially when it impacts their health and wellbeing. You will see a positive return in terms of employee health, motivation, and productivity.
Are you ready to kickstart your wellness plan? Get in touch with us today, and we will be happy to share our flexible and customizable wellness options!