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An Exploration Of Whole Health For Employers

June 18, 2024

On Tuesday, June 11, Wellness Works hosted a complimentary webinar in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), where experts discussed the importance of holistic health care for your employee population. From understanding the benefits included in your medical plan to how dental and vision health impact the whole body, the session left attendees with the knowledge to influence and encourage their employees’ health journeys.

What Does BCBSM Stand For? 

  • Providing affordable, innovative products that improve care and health. 
  • Offer valuable coverage and help get quality health care for you and those you love. 
  • Increase access to affordable health care, enhance quality of care, and improve the health of Michigan’s communities. 

Why Health Insurance Is an Essential Employee Benefit

  • 40% of employees are at least somewhat likely to leave their job in the next 3-6 months.
  • 64% of employers are planning to enhance benefits in 2024 to improve recruitment or better meet employee needs.
  • 88% of employers with 500 or more employees say their top health care priority is to enhance benefits to improve employee attraction and retention.

The Blue Cross Difference 

These solutions are included at no added benefit cost to fully insured groups. 

Key Takeaways 

  1. Your employees’ health is important and multi-faceted. Addressing the whole person’s needs supports a productive workforce.
  2. BCBSM has a suite of no-cost programs that are tied to your medical benefit. Programs such as cancer support, behavioral health, virtual care, and condition management solutions give employees the tools to manage their health at their fingertips.
  3. Teeth and eyes are indicators of overall health. Blue Cross offers proactive outreach for preventive dental and eye care visits.
  4. Financial health can round out your benefit offering by giving your employees the tools needed to plan and protect their finances when the unexpected occurs.

Additional Information 

As a follow-up to the webinar, Blue Cross would like to share additional resources regarding the programs, solutions, and products they reviewed with attendees.  Please review these resources and feel free to reach out to with any questions or for further support.

The Blue Cross Fully Insured Placemat gives an overview of all solutions included in their fully insured health insurance plans. These solutions help address the total cost of care while focusing on employees’ overall health. Please note that many of the solution names have embedded links that provide access to additional resources.

Blue Cross also recommends that employers utilize to access various toolkits to help promote tools and programs to members. A few of the documents included within various toolkits are linked below for easy reference.

Finally, a Group Specialty Benefits Brochure gives an overview of all the specialty benefits (dental, vision, and financial protection) offered by BCBSM.