92% of our customers are planning a return to the worksite in 2021.1
70% of our customers are looking for support in returning to the onsite environment.1
80% of large employers are planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaigns.2
Developing a solid return-to-work strategy requires a number of considerations — safety, logistics, and, of course, supporting your employees during the transition.
At Independence Blue Cross, we’ve been thinking a lot about how to make your transition back to the work site as smooth as possible. Our Workplace Ready program brings the tools, materials, and partnerships our large employer customers need together in one coordinated, easy-to-access package.
Reach out to your Account Executive to learn how our programs can be tailored for you.
Returning to the workplace depends on establishing policies that foster a safe, secure environment. We have partners who can support on-site COVID-19 testing as well as those that can help you obtain testing kits, provide testing education, and support protocols to help you welcome your workforce back with confidence. Let us help you in:
Widespread COVID-19 vaccination is the cornerstone of getting our community and the economy back to normal. With 80 percent of large employers planning to conduct COVID-19 vaccine awareness campaigns,2 the right support is critical. Let us connect you with partners who can support you and your employees throughout the vaccination process and work with you to set up vaccine clinics for your employees. We can connect you with a partner to administer vaccines and then help by:
In a recent survey of U.S. employers, more than 45 percent expressed concerns about workers who are afraid to return to the workplace due to fear of getting sick or adjusting back into a workplace environment.3 Your employees need an added level of support during this stressful time. Our program focuses on the whole person, with attention to issues like childcare, emotional support, and exciting, accessible digital solutions, and includes:
Reliable, up-to-date COVID-19 information on a variety of topics.
Practical guidance on family management and pregnancy in the era of COVID-19.
Materials to help employees integrate telemedicine into their health care for the best possible outcomes.
Multimedia resources to support healthy, active lifestyles in stressful times.
* Independence Blue Cross does not cover return-to-work testing. The Workplace Ready program connects employers with vendor partners; payment arrangement is made between the employer and vendor.
1 Independence Blue Cross survey of customers.
2 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association statistics.
3 Blakely, Lindsay. “Fear of Returning to Work: When You’re Ready but Your Employees Are Not,” Inc. Available at: https://www.inc.com/lindsay-blakely/post-covid-leadership-employees-fear-return-work.html. Accessed 3/2021.
4 The products listed are offered by Ovia Health, an independent company. These are not Blue Cross or Blue Shield products. Independence Blue Cross is acting solely as an agent for Ovia Health. Ovia Health is solely responsible.
5 Independence telemedicine benefits are administered by MDLIVE, an independent company.
6 The products listed are offered by Wondr Health, an independent company. These are not Blue Cross or Blue Shield products. Independence Blue Cross is acting solely as an agent for Wondr Health. Wondr Health is solely responsible.