Employers take note:  A new study is showing that Millenials not only value wellness programs, but they look for jobs with these perks, think higher of Employers that offer these benefits, and are less likely to leave a company that provides wellness programs.  "56% of millennials said integrated health and wellness programs would make their employer more attractive to future employees, and 57% said such programs would help increase their overall satisfaction with their employer, compared to 43% for all other generations."  read more...

http://www.benefitnews.com/news/well-being-programs-key-ingredient-for-retaining-millennials 

Why is this important?  As the millennial population continues to grow — expected to reach 70 million by 2030 - this is the future pool of employees that both small and large businesses have to chose from.   If you want to be able to compete for the best people, you might want to start by offering benefits to entice them to work for you.  The good news is that many Wellness programs can be implemented for minimal costs, as compared to premiums employer's pay for health insurance.  

Creative technology company Wellright, LLC, a Chicago-based technology company that focuses on wellness, offers a competitive, online tracking software that small Employers can implement at a nominal cost annually.   Their base program offers an online portal where employees can track health and wellness activities from getting annual checkups to tracking activities such as walking or bike riding.  Their system can integrate with devices like the Fitbit and other trackers, and Employers can offer rewards based on points achieved.  The program can be offered to any employees that have access to the internet and an email address, even work-from-home or out-of-state employees.  

For more information on the Wellright or other wellness programs, contact Cathy Bajkowski, owner of CB Health Insurance at cathy@cbhealthinsurance.com or 630-279-1739 x101.