Saturday, April 12, 2014
Wisconsin Government Introduces Wellness Grants for Small Employers
Benefits of offering wellness programs
According to the Advertising Specialty Institute, 90 percent of employers offer wellness programs to their employees. Why? Because employees who take care of their health tend to stay healthier, and this controls health care costs for the company. In addition, healthy employees are more productive and miss fewer days of work. It's a win/win for both employers and employees.
How small businesses can qualify
The grant is structured as a reimbursement on up to 30 percent of the cost of wellness programs. To qualify for the grant, an employer's workplace wellness program must include a health risk assessment, biometric screening, and at least one program for chronic disease management, weight management, stress management, injury prevention or education on nutrition.
Look for more information on how to apply for the new grant, soon to be posted on www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/