It’s time to make some grown-up decisions to ensure that your employees have the right tools to invest in their own well-being. At the end of the day, any employer has the duty of care towards their workers.
“When the well-being of your workforce is affected, your organisation will directly be affected as well,” says Marcia Le Roux, sales executive at Agility Channel. “So, why not find a solution where you are definitely demonstrating a duty of care?”
Given this perspective, it is easy to see why giving employees the right healthcare benefits and cover can help keep your business running smoothly. However, there are always economic factors that need to be considered.
“We are living in unpredictable times,” says Le Roux, referring to the Covid-19 pandemic. “We don’t know what’s going to happen when, so how can people invest in their future?”
With these uncertain times, it is crucial to be able to measure the performance of the healthcare options you invest in. In fact, it’s a bit of a Catch-22 situation.
On the one hand, we’ve got the pandemic that makes good healthcare essential, but we also have the economic strain of Covid-19 that makes insurance so much harder to afford.
“Agility knows that you want to see a return on your investment. So, with the Agility channel, and all the products we have available, we also provide a dashboard report to every employer.”
Agility’s products include medical aid, gap and co-pay options, pension cover and payback options to put cash back in your employees’ pockets.
In addition to that, the dashboard report provides the employer with the ability to measure the tangible outcomes of their investment.
“The dashboard report shows the investment made, possible areas for development that can be seen in the trend analysis provided in the report, as well as advice and strategies from professionals in the industry.
“It’s important to speak to a professional within the healthcare industry to fully understand what it is that integrated solutions provide,” advises Le Roux.
Not every farm is the same
You have to find integrated solutions that not only fits the employer, but the needs of your workforce too.
“No farm or agribusiness is the same, and ensuring you offer investors packages that suit their needs are vital,” says Le Roux. “Especially when they want to run their business successfully.”
Some farmers have a small- or medium-sized enterprise, you also get larger organisations. It’s the size of your workforce that is going to have an impact on the needs that you have, and also on what you can afford to offer your employees.
“This is where Agility’s unique, customised and integrated solution can definitely fit any agribusiness. No matter what industry, what size, or what the needs are.”
Agility wants to ensure that all of the farmers they serve feel that their individual needs are supported. It’s not just a question about what medical aid you want, it is a question of affordability, as well as our needs and the outcomes that you require, and how professionals can advise and support you throughout the process.