Why should your company offer biometric screenings?
Biometric health screenings provide a starting point for any individual or company seeking to reduce health plan costs as they provide an accurate baseline analysis regarding the current health status of an individual or entire group. Without them, it’s almost impossible to design a health and wellness strategy that will work.
What is a biometric screening?
According to the CDC, a biometric health screening is defined as “the measurement of physical characteristics such as height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and aerobic fitness tests that can be taken at the work site and used as part of a workplace health assessment to benchmark and evaluate changes in employee health status over time.”
The bloodwork, along with a brief questionnaire regarding behavior and family history help to provide an accurate assessment on the current health status and risk of the individuals being screened.
IMPORTANT: Screening results and identifiable health data are always protected by HIPAA laws and will never be shared with anyone without personal consent.
The results are in! Now what?
Even though 74% of companies provide biometric health screenings to their employees, only a fraction of them engage and take action once they receive the results. An Onsite Total Wellness screening vendor will excel in not only reporting biometric results, but also in stratifying and personally engaging at-risk employees via phone, mail, and text.
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