Satisfying Employee Straightforward Needs Satisfies Employer Straightforward Needs: Prescriptions & Productivity

Straightforward Success
Having your physical, mental, and emotional needs
in a particular situation satisfied,
setting you up to succeed through your own efforts

Pitney Bowes, Inc. (postage meters, mail machines, etc.) decided to pay for employee prescriptions for diabetes, hypertension, and asthma drugs. With their straightforward physical need for medications satisfied, the employees were able to spend more days on the job. These satisfied employees were able to satisfy the company’s straightforward need for more productivity. Pitney Bowes enjoyed a return on their investment within the first year.

The city of Asheville, North Carolina decided to pay for employee prescriptions for diabetic drugs. Satisfying employee’s straightforward physical need for their medications created such straightforward success for the city that Asheville began paying for hypertension and asthma drugs as well.

“Employers save by paying more for workers’ medicines”
Katie Merx
Stevens Point Journal
January 5, 2006


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