But there are also other reasons why access to healthcare is such an essential part of any welfare plan. Cigna is pleased to point out the main ones. We trust you will find this guide useful.
There are many respects in which the health crisis has marked a before and an after, but if one stands out above the rest, it’s the importance we attribute to health. The consensus on this point is universal: nothing is more important than our health. It’s, therefore, not surprising that access to health insurance is one of the benefits most valued by employees. Some of the main reasons behind this are having access to the best specialists, avoiding waiting lists, having a wide range of high-quality coverages, and making use of digital tools that take medical care to wherever it’s needed.
Given that people are the most important asset in any organisation and that access to medical care is one of the things its people seek and appreciate most, the equation is clear: offering health solutions that include first-rate health insurance will have a positive impact on employee satisfaction — and greater satisfaction means greater engagement and better results. If you’d like to contact us, we can tell you plenty more. You can also take a look at the solutions we offer by clicking on this link.
That’s not all. Enjoying easy access to medical care is one of the pillars of a person’s overall wellbeing, positively influencing all the other areas. Why does this happen?
- It provides appropriate health resources to maintain or improve health. Having first-class health insurance not only allows your employees to receive fast and effective medical attention through tools such as telemedicine but also helps prevent future health complications thanks to the large range of specialists available to them. At the same time, it promotes the adoption of a healthy lifestyle so that employees learn to take care of their wellbeing. This leads to a better quality of life, a lower risk of suffering from illnesses and, in the long term, a reduction in the costs arising from clinical complications.
- It offers great freedom of choice in terms of specialists and medical centres. One of the great benefits of having access to first-class medical care is being able to choose the specialist and the centre from among a wide range of providers. Other benefits include the feeling of confidence it gives, proximity to home or work, and also a note of prestige. Plus, if an employee is not sure about something, they can request a second medical opinion on the diagnosis of a disease or the advisability of an operation, for example; this makes for extra peace of mind.
- It protects workers with chronic illnesses. According to our ‘Cigna 360 Wellbeing Survey’, nearly a third of employees (28%) believe that having solutions such as telemedicine at their disposal makes it easier for those with chronic conditions to access medication and medical needs. At the same time, beyond virtual health resources, providing access to quality medical services makes it possible to detect abnormal patterns in the early stages of the disease. It will also encourage the employees concerned to look after themselves better, stick to their treatment and take ownership of their health. This improves the way the illness evolves and slows the occurrence of associated complications.
- It provides comprehensive care to employees, even if they aren’t ill. Preventive medicine is another of the great advantages of having access to medical care, as it provides not just assistance when it’s needed, but much more: from annual, general or comprehensive check-ups to prevention programmes for various ailments (heart disease, breast cancer, prostate cancer, etc.). Being in contact with medical professionals reinforces employees’ sense of security and has a direct impact on how they feel about the organisation.
Still have doubts? At Cigna we’re committed to offering the most avant-garde solutions to improve access to quality medical care and ensure that your employees further their overall wellbeing. Thanks to our Whole Health model, which as its name suggests adopts a holistic approach to healthcare, we support companies and their employees in the most important areas of their day-to-day lives and offer them a specific response adapted to their particular needs.
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