Employee health care is one of a business’s main responsibilities, not only because it is mandated by law, but also because employee health affects productivity. People are and always will be a company’s best asset. This is why securing group health insurance is an essential step towards ensuring smooth business operations all year round.
With Virginia currently in the middle of a measles outbreak, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for their employees is now more than ever a concern for local businesses. Here is a report from WUSA 9:
Thousands of people may have been exposed to the measles in Loudoun and Fairfax counties after a little girl contracted the disease overseas and then came home back to Northern Virginia. She visited several places.
Now health officials are asking people in the area to be aware of possible measles symptoms, especially if you’ve visited any of the places she did.
The Loudoun and Fairfax County Health Departments are informing people who were at various locations in their respective counties between April 23 and May 1, 2014, that they may have been exposed to a person with measles, according to a news release.
The warnings are being made “out of an abundance of caution.”
Granted, measles isn’t usually a big cause for concern for otherwise healthy individuals. But escalate that to the organizational level and you’ll see the problem. Having key people out for one or two weeks can freeze company operations and cause irreparable damage to revenue and reputation. Group health insurance in Virginia proves itself all the more important, because businesses need to be proactive about employee health.
One of the most trusted local providers of employee health insurance is Financial Brokerage Services, Inc. They have been a top choice for group health insurance among Maryland, DC, and Virginia employers for nearly 30 years. They cover medical, dental, and vision. Get the best health insurance for your company’s best asset and call Financial Brokerage Services today.
(Article Excerpt from http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/virginia/2014/05/06/measles-northern-virginia/8775081/)