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Bellin's Direct-to-Employer Services Booming
By Christopher Cheney
From Health Leaders Media on Monday, March 14, 2016
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Large employers are making big bets on on-site health clinics, says Karen Marlo, vice president of benchmarking and analysis at the Washington, DC-based National Business Group on Health.

On-site clinics align convenience for workers with productivity gains for employers, she says. "In certain areas of the country, having on-site clinics is a major time-saver."

In survey results from 107 large employers that NGBH published last year, 60% of businesses reported offering an on-site health clinic to at least a portion of their workforces. The 2015 EMPAQ Insights survey—which polled large employers in eight sectors including healthcare, post-secondary education, retail and manufacturing—found dramatic attendance gains for businesses with on-site clinics. Workers at employers that offered access to on-site health clinics for all of their employees missed an average of less than five days on the job annually. Workers at employers that offered no on-site health clinics or other on-site access to health services for their employees missed an average of more than 20 days on the job annually.