Engaging Employees

Why should you engage your employees in their health?

It’s good for them, for your company and for the community. The connection between health and well-being and overall productivity and profitability is well established.[1],[2],[3] Increasingly, employers offer benefits for the whole person, recognizing how physical and mental health are connected. Employers who support employees as they cultivate good health habits reap the benefits: less absenteeism, great morale and enhanced productivity.

What can employers do to cultivate a culture of health?

  • Walk the walk: Get leaders engaged. If your company encourages employees to walk more, they need to see the CEO and their managers walking, not driving, across the campus or down the block.
  • Foster peer-to-peer support: Identify the natural leaders from the C-suite, management and within the staff and nurture them as “health champions.” 
  • Communicate all year: Want to keep your employees healthy 365 days a year? Then talk to them about health all year long. A culture of health isn’t limited to open enrollment, and it can’t be solely focused on your health benefit plan design.[7] Think about your company culture overall: What can you do to keep a healthy lifestyle top-of-mind all year long?
  • Make it easy to be healthy: Healthy activities must be convenient and accessible. Keep healthy foods in vending machines. Ensure stairwells are well-lit to encourage use. Think about the foods you serve in the cafeteria, during breaks and during meetings. Identify ways to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

For Employers

Why choose Monument Health for your employees? 

Healthy employees are happier and more productive. We have products that help promote that.

Why select Monument Health? 


  •  We offer sustainable and competitively-priced plans.
  •  Providers are paid on outcomes, rather than how many patients they see.
  • Built-in care coordination reduces duplication and unnecessary treatment.


  • We link employees and their families to a “medical home” where they will have guaranteed access to primary care physicians/providers, care coordinators and others who will work with them to achieve their best health outcomes.
  • Employees and families also have access to specialists and hospital services, right here, close to home.
  • Emergency care is always covered whenever traveling anywhere within the United States.


  • Providers follow quality and care coordination guidelines that are regularly measured.
  • We work to keep the healthy in good health, identify and support those at risk and improve the health of those with chronic conditions.

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[1] Lerner, Debra, Benjamin Amick, et al. “Relationship of Employee-Reported Work Limitations to Work Productivity,” Medical Care. 41.5 (2003): 649-659.
[2] Coopman, Cheryl, Kenneth Pelletier, et al. “Stanford Presenteeism Scale: Health Status and Employee Productivity,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 44.1 (2002): 14-20.
[3] Robertson, I., R. Cooper. “Full engagement: the integration of employee engagement and psychological well-being,” Leadership & Organization Development Journal, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 324-336, 2010.
[4] AON Hewett Consumer Health Mindset Study 2016
[5] “Health Champions,” Human Resource Executive Online, March 7, 2014.
[6] Aldana SG, Anderson DR, Adams TB, et al. “A Review of the Knowledge Base on Healthy Worksite Culture.” Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, Volume 54 (2012), accessed at http://www.healthworks.com.au/culture_paper_final.pdf
[7] AON Hewett Consumer Health Mindset Study 2016

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