Tis the Season!

It’s not too early to protect yourself and your family business employees from seasonal flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu costs the United States more than $87 billion annually and is responsible for the loss of close to 17 million workdays each flu season. Tens of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands die from flu-related illnesses each year in the United States.

Employers can play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety while increasing productivity, reducing absenteeism, lowering health care costs and limiting other negative impacts of the flu. One way to do that is to take advantage of Conway Center Service Provider OhioHealth’s generous offer to our family business members: Priority Scheduling with OhioHealth for a Flu Vaccine Event at your worksite.

OhioHealth Employer Services is offering priority scheduling to arrange a flu vaccine event at your worksite.

As an employer, you have experienced the direct and indirect effects of the flu on you and your employees. Actual costs of the flu go far beyond the cost of missed work and medical treatment. People who work while they are sick are less productive and spread the flu to their co-workers. Here’s a great infographic from the CDC.

OhioHealth can provide nurses at your workplace to give flu vaccines. The vaccines can then be billed directly to you, the employer at $23.00 each OR billed to your health insurance plan (Aetna, Anthem,
Cigna, Medical Mutual and UnitedHealthCare only).

To get started with Priority Scheduling, please call Nicole Karnes at (614) 544-4627 and tell her that you’re a “member of the Conway Center for Family Business”.

The schedule fills quickly, so don’t delay in planning flu shots for you and your employees.