The evolution of human genomics has created new opportunities for people to predict, prevent, and treat disease.
If you could offer your employees a new way to improve longevity and quality of life, would you? Genomics research and technology is now available at a cost employers and employees can afford, and it can improve your company’s bottom line.
The Benefits of Proactive Wellness
The number of employers who offer wellness benefits to employees has grown from 58% in 2008 to 70% in 2015.
The rise draws from the continuing goal of reducing company health care spend and using preventative measures to lower expenses. This includes offering your employees opportunities, through our genomic programs and services, to make informed decisions to support a more personalized health care approach.
Genomic profiling is a cutting-edge benefit that empowers employees, uncovering information about their individual health needs in a way they haven’t had before.
Every $1 invested in overall wellness efforts yields a return on investment of $1.50. – RAND Corporation study
Lifestyle management and disease management programs, in particular, have become increasingly popular among companies. Lifestyle management programs, including offering healthful snacks, engaging in group physical activity, and offering gym reimbursements, typically have a $0.50 return on investment for companies.
Additionally, ROI from disease management programs is $3.80, which translates to $136 of company savings per member per month.
These programs tend to result in a reduction in medical spend and a higher gain by achieving:
- Reduced absenteeism
- Improved engagement and productivity
- Less unscheduled time missed from work
- Fewer workers’ compensation claims
- Increased employee morale and retention
As a result, our genomic products and services deliver a much more impactful approach to company wellness programs.
Equip Your Employees with Information About Their Health
Through WGA genomic sequencing products and services, employees who opt in to the benefit receive a personalized profile to understand their inherited predisposition to diseases, and can work with their doctor to determine specific treatments or preventative actions to take.
Additional services offered, such as the Cancer Guardian™, allow those who have already been diagnosed to take a closer look into their tumor’s coding mutations, leading to more personalized options and alternatives that may be more effective than typical treatment plans.
These advancements in genomics science and research can help your employees make informed choices and take a more holistic approach to their health through the products and serves we offer. Taking this proactive stance can keep your employees healthy. And healthy employees are profitable employees.
“Desiring to attract and retain talented professionals and staff, our firm was intrigued by WGA’s cutting edge and reasonably priced genomic products. Upon presenting WGA’s family-wide cancer genomic profiling employee benefit to our firm’s professionals and staff, the general appreciation for another benefit was expected, however, the emotional response was a bit surprising and quite powerful. The feedback from our folks is that “our firm cares” creating instant goodwill with our team. Seems that everybody is somehow touched by cancer, folks feel that lives will be saved with products and they appreciate the opportunity of getting a leg-up for their loved ones.”
Kelleher & Buckley, LLC