While employee health should be a priority for any business, structuring a wellness program, implementing COVID-19 safety protocols, or paying for desirable benefits might be out of reach for many companies. Thus, using a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) can give companies these benefits without burdening their HR departments. PEOs are comprised of HR specialists who are able to take on everything from daily HR tasks to payroll to managing special programs and benefits.
Because PEOs represent numerous companies, they are also able to negotiate better benefits for their clients than may normally be available for a company of their size. Here are two health-related benefits that a PEO like LBMC Employment Partners could help bring to your employees.
1. PhysicianNow Telehealth
With long waits, high prices, and time spent around people who may be contagious, doctor visits are something that no one enjoys. Going to the doctor can take up a whole day or expose someone to disease, making some employees with health insurance choose not to go at all. Because healthcare is one of the top concerns for people, LBMC Employment Partners took steps to add a convenient way to see a doctor at no additional costs to our PEO clients.
Since 2016, LBMC EP clients have had access to PhysicianNow, a service that gives customers access to a doctor by phone or video instantly. The service provides a national network of board-certified and locally-licensed family and pediatric physicians who can diagnose, recommend treatment, and prescribe medication when appropriate.
2. Fitness Your Way by Tivity Health
The best way to keep employees happy and healthy is to give them access to top-notch exercise facilities, but building a company gym isn’t an option for every business. Through Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Fitness Your Way by Tivity Health, customers have access to over 10,000 gyms nationwide for only $29/month. The service also gives customers up to 30 percent off specialty health service providers like chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, personal trainers, yoga instructors, and more.
Using these types of services benefits both your company and your employees. Contact us to learn more about how LBMC EP can help your company care for your employees’ health.