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Zane Benefits Announces Wellness HRAs: A New Way to Reward Healthy Employees
Date:6/18/2012

(PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Zane Benefits provides businesses with comprehensive, flexible and cost-effective alternatives to traditional health benefits. HRAs allow employers to offer better benefits while controlling their monthly costs.

Many employers might think that getting their employees involved in wellness is not part of their business. Wrong. The health of their employees affects their profit in three ways: (1) Healthy employees are often the most productive employees. (2) Unhealthy and employees who smoke are often the least productive. (3) The cost of health benefits for health insurance (i.e. sickness care) now exceeds profits for most large businesses. Moreover, busy employees typically look to their employer for their health benefits, and they expect any treatments to keep them healthy to be offered and paid for by their employer.

There is an emerging “wellness industry” offering products and services to keep employees healthy, to slow the effects of aging, and to prevent diseases from developing in the first place. These include programs for weight loss and smoking cessation.

WELLNESS HRAS -- PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH AND PRODUCTIVITY
The federal government now allows employers to provide tax-free wellness care (e.g., weight loss and smoking cessation programs) to their employees through HRAs, or

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