CHIP: The Right Choice for Your Employees?
If you’re reading this, then I’m guessing that you’ve heard about the CHIP Program (if not then read this article to catch up (insert article link here) and now you’re trying to decide if this is a step that your business should take for its employees’ health. The success stories of the program are increasing, with more than 75,000 graduated the program with positive results, but is it for you and your company? Here are some ways to know if the program is right for you:
If you are looking to increase employee productivity/satisfaction:
Then you should keep your eye on this program. Employees who are not engaged in healthy lifestyles tend to be less productive, have less job satisfaction, and an increased insurance rates (Casio, Grawitch). Choosing a program such as CHIP allows or early intervention, prevention, and the reversal of disease progression, employees can be healthier, happier and more productive. CHIP describes these results as both employer and employee “enjoying substantially reduced medical costs and an improved bottom line.”
If you want a program that caters to more than obesity management:
A lot of programs out there are pushing for obesity management, and while this is a significant health factor, there are so many more facets of health management. CHIP follows the mantra that more than 75% of our western diseases are lifestyle related. This concept infers that with the lifestyle changes promoted by this project, diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain adult cancers, depression/anxiety, and fatigue. CHIP has had multiple screenings that show significant improvement in these factors including results in the management of type II diabetes, reduced stroke risk, normalizes blood pressure, lowered cholesterol levels by 25% or more, lessens depression and anxiety, reduces weight, and all in a matter of weeks.
If you are looking for a program that is AFFORDABLE:
The prices of the CHIP program differs from program to program, but overall it is on the affordable side of the health industry market. Not only is it an affordable program, but it is estimated that it offers a return on investment of around $5.60 for every dollar invested in the program. That’s a pretty promising ROI.
If that information has peaked your interest and you want to find out more about how you can get involved with the CHIP program, you can visit our page at https://www.spirewell.com/services/chip-lifestyle-intervention-program/.
Cascio, W. F. (2006). The economic impact of employee behaviors on organizational performance. In America at Work(pp. 241-256). Palgrave Macmillan, New York.
Grawitch, M. J., Gottschalk, M., & Munz, D. C. (2006). The path to a healthy workplace: A critical review linking healthy workplace practices, employee well-being, and organizational improvements. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 58(3), 129.