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What’s New in Healthcare: Why You Can’t Afford NOT to Consider Workplace Health

baton rouge heatlhcare, wellness program, new healthcare, healthcare costs, employee well-being, healthcare article SB Wellness’ Workplace Health Feature in Baton Rouge Business Report’s What’s New in Healthcare 2016 

RISING HEALTH CARE costs are a top risk that organizations and businesses fear, especially in today’s climate of the penalties, red tape and changing regulatory guidelines of health care reform. Add to that high turnover, low engagement, high absenteeism and burnout, and it all contributes to keeping business owners up at night. So why should owners consider investing in the health and well-being of their employees?

Just look at the statistics and you will realize that a healthier workforce equals a healthier and more successful business:70% of employees are not engaged at work according to the latest Gallup poll, 60% or more are generally overweight or obese, 30-40% have three or more health risk factors for metabolic syndrome. Burnout, absenteeism, turnover and highly medicated employees cost employers in lost time, productivity, and health care costs.

“It’s interesting to me that business owners will spend the money on taking great care of their medical equipment, car fleets and construction equipment, but overlook the well-being of their most valuable asset, their employees,” says Shelly Beall, owner of SB Wellness Group. “If I had any advice to give to business owners, it would be to take as good of care or better of their employees as they do their other assets.”

Shelly Beall says there are a few reasons SB Wellness Group’s programs work to solve the problems employers are facing:

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For more tips on how to create a healthier lifestyle for you and your employees, contact SB Wellness today for a free consultation. From biometric screenings for your employees to wellness programs and seminars, we can help you create a healthier, more productive workforce for your organization.


SB Wellness has been helping businesses develop customized solutions for wellness programs with proven success for more than 19 years. From planning and implementation to screening and data collection, we orchestrate each stage of the wellness development process from start to finish. Find out more at or sign up for our Workplace Well-Being Insider designed to keep employers and directors up-to-date on informed about the latest in employee health news and workplace wellness programming.

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