Employers invest a lot of time and consideration when choosing a benefits broker or a wellness program for their employees. As a broker and company partner, it is important to show them that your company can offer their employees a product that they will use. Offering a comprehensive wellness mobile application (app), like Continuwell, can help your company stand out. A tool like this will increase the utilization of your products and help ensure that the employer will keep coming back to you.
1. Improve Access
Offering your clients an app with all of their wellness products and services in one place makes it easy for employees to see and use the services their employer provides. With increased employee utilization, you are better able to show the benefits of your products to the employer. This will place your company or program in higher demand and make it a vital part of your clients’ benefits package.
Employers want to have their own products in a mobile app that is white labeled for them. The Continuwell app does all that: you can customize and white label each app for each employer and have all of their benefits and services in the app. The benefits and services can be quickly changed as the company changes its offerings, without the need for employees to download new versions of the app.
2. Help the Employer Increase Engagement
CEOs and HR directors are all trying to increase employee engagement and employee involvement with their companies. Forbes reports that employee engagement is costing companies as much as $450 Billion in lost productivity. Mobile applications, such as Continuwell, allow the companies to engage employees by sending push notifications and placing events in a common calendar – all features that will increase the value of your offering to the customer.
You or the employer can also use the push notification feature to remind employees to use health services, such as telehealth and wellness challenges. This leads us to the next point.
3. Increase Usage and Access to Telehealth and Other Services
While many employers are starting to offer telehealth, a big challenge is to get employees to use it appropriately. Oftentimes, employees receive a card with a phone number to call for telehealth, but the card gets easily misplaced. In other cases, employees hesitate to call because of the required co-pay, “Are the symptoms serious enough to require a doctor, or should I wait another day?” Free 24/7 nurses in the Continuwell mobile app solves both of these problems by making the service accessible and free. Doctors can also be contacted directly through the app, or nurses can connect the caller with a doctor, if one is needed.
A study published by The RAND Corporation on PepsiCo’s wellness and disease management program illustrates the cost savings from a well-rounded approach to healthcare. This study found that PepsiCo had a return on investment (ROI) of $3.80 for every dollar that they spent on their disease management program; while, the lifestyle management only programs saw a ROI of $0.50. This attention to all aspects of health also helps to lower rates of employee absenteeism and improves employee satisfaction, because they feel valued by their company.
4. Brand Your Broker Company
The Continuwell partner program provides an opportunity to uniquely brand your broker or wellness company with a customizable mobile app. Our app makes it easy to roll benefits to employees, and for them to take advantage of the benefits. The app is completely customizable, and different buttons can be replaced on demand, as benefits and vendors are replaced. Push notifications further encourage employee engagement and utilization of resources by allowing your company or your clients to send information, such as the location of screenings and parenting tips, directly to employees. The app also allows you to break down employees into separate groups and communicate with them based on health, demographics, or location.
When you partner with Continuwell, you are able to provide your employees with an app customized with your company’s services. The use of a mobile app makes it easy for your clients’ employees to find the resources they need, and keep track of their own health and wellness. If you are interested in finding out how you can become a partner and provide your clients with our Continuwell services please contact us for more information.