5 Things Employers Should Know About Health Screening and Body Check

5 Things Employers Should Know About Health Screening and Body Check

5 Things Employers Should Know About Health Screening and Body Check

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Jul 22, 2021
5 Things Employers Should Know About Health Screening and Body Check

When it comes to health, prevention is always better than cure. It is never too early to take care of your body. Regular body checks and health screenings are great ways to minimize potential health risks. As an employer, keep your employees healthy not only helps to maintain a higher level of productivity, but it is also a way to retain employees through showing care.

What does a body check include?

Every healthcare provider has different body check packages, some including more components and some directed to certain groups of people. Be sure to consult a doctor about which screenings you might need according to your health, age and family history.


Some basic parts of a body check:

  1. Doctor's Consultation and Physical Examination
  2. Medical History and Lifestyle Questionnaire
  3. Body Mass Index / Waist Circumference
  4. Vision Test
  5. Other additional optional screenings

Need of Health Screening & Vaccine Under Pandemic)

Covid Screening & Vaccine

Since the pandemic, health has been one of the top worries of employers. While remote working may be feasible for some businesses, it is definitely not the solution for everyone. With the vaccine rolling out, some might consider requiring their employees to get vaccinated. Employers can do so with a reasonable motive. Service sector businesses especially those in the restaurant business with no doubt will start considering the need of vaccinations and regular screening carried out by employees in response to the "vaccine bubble" measure.


It is important for employers to consider the type of business before setting up any regulations. Employers can also encourage employees to get vaccinated and regularly tested, but you must not discriminate against those who choose not to. Learn more about the vaccine programme in Hong Kong. If you are still facing the vaccine dilemma, here is the framework from KPMG for you.

Recommended Age and Frequencies of Getting a Body Check

Who should get a body check?

All adults over the age of 18 should get a body check every 1-5 years depending on age. Individuals with existing health problems, smoke or have high blood pressure may also need more frequent check-ups. 

 

Different screenings also have different frequencies. For example, blood pressure should be checked once every 2 years, whereas cholesterol tests may be conducted 5 years apart depending on the person. While there is a general guideline, consult your doctor for the specific health screenings you should take and when to take them. 


Why should you get a body check and health screening?

Of course, it is great when body checks and health screenings do not result in any major health risks. However, it is important to get them as health screenings are your best bet at revealing underlying health risks as soon as possible. This can help reduce the treatment cost and increase the success rate of treatment.


If your screenings and body check all go well, then it can also be a great opportunity to get a professional opinion on how you can improve your lifestyle to further prevent future potential health risks. It is also a good opportunity to check your vaccination record so you can ensure that you are protected.

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Check your insurance plan 

Not all insurance plans cover body check-ups and health screenings. Check with your insurance provider to see if there is a body check included or available at discount. blüüm team provides a packaged checkup plan at a discount and covers diagnostic tests. Read more about blüüm team here.

It is always better to be safe than sorry, so make sure to get your body check and health screenings! To learn more about employment benefits and group medical insurance for your team, find out more here. You can also reach us via Whatsapp at +852 5379 8911 or email us at info@bluum.hk.

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