How to Encourage Employees to Use Preventive Care

stethoscope, medical, cost effective health careHappy and healthy employees play a big part in making a business run effectively. One effective way employers can  make this happen is by accessing preventive healthcare. Preventive care helps keep all of your employees healthy and offers benefits for you as well. Employees that take advantage of the preventive healthcare options will experience long term health benefits that will also save you money in the future.

The ACA

You should notify all employees about the free options available as some may not know what they can access. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one thing many employees may know about, but may not fully understand. Make time to inform employees about everything they can access so they can take advantage of the benefits provided.

First and foremost, preventive care is free and available to everyone, including men, women and children. This is a major convenience for employees who have been putting off seeing a doctor due to costs or those who who have never been able to access health care services. Be sure to keep in mind that services are only free when delivered by an in-network doctor. As an employer, be sure to invest in the best wellness programs so your employees can take advantage of free services.

Services

So what services are covered? Depending on age, participants have access to a variety of tests, such as blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes and cancer screenings. These screenings are effective in detecting diseases in early stages, so action can take place in order to take care of the issue up front. Routine vaccinations and pediatrician visits for children and young adults are available up until age 21. Pregnant women can receive screenings, vaccines and information on the pregnancy to ensure everything is progressing smoothly. Healthy habit information and advice on quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption, losing weight, combating depression and more are also included. Catholic Benefits Trust provides a few additional services, such as nurses who serve as personal health coaches and assistance with building annual specialized wellness plans.

Organizations like Catholic Benefits Trust will help you and your employees gain access and understand free preventive health care. At CBT, we strive to make the best and most affordable options available to our members. Managing an employee benefits program can be tricky, but we are here to help. We provide a great number of benefits and services to assist in making this process effective for you and your employees.

Catholic Benefits Trust