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Benefits of creating an inclusive company culture

Creating an inclusive work environment is an important part of organizational culture. Employees should feel empowered to show up to work as their authentic selves every day, and feel supported doing so.

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What does it mean to be an inclusive workplace?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines inclusion as "a set of behaviors that encourages employees to feel valued for their unique qualities and experience a sense of belonging. Inclusive diversity is a set of behaviors that promote collaboration within a diverse group."

Despite much progress, there are still disparities in many workplaces. Marginalized groups, such as BIPOC communities, LGBTQIA2S+ communities, those living with mental health conditions and many other groups, often experience discrimination and stigma.

Workplaces with a thriving inclusive culture acknowledge the disparities many face and actively work to diminish stigmas, oppression and discrimination.

How does an inclusive culture improve the workplace?

An inclusive culture not only benefits the individual employees, but also helps with the overall success of the organization.

More innovation and creativity

Individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives stimulate new and innovative ways to accomplish goals and objectives.

Helps create a diversified skillset

Creating a diverse workplace brings a wide range of skills and experiences to the company. These experiences can help the organization better understand the customer experience and drive success.

Higher employee satisfaction and productivity

Working in an environment that allows employees to grow and thrive while being themselves will reflect in their work. Helping employees build their sense of belonging at work can help improve productivity, retention and overall wellbeing, as well as attracting top new talent.

Building blocks of an inclusive culture

An inclusive culture doesn't happen overnight. It takes time, dedication and continuous effort to create and maintain a successful inclusive culture.

This reference guide and other resources from the Department of Labor can help employers implement the initial foundation to building a more inclusive environment.

How Allstate Benefits can help

Offering health benefits gives employees the support and empowerment they need to take control of their health and wellness. Allstate Benefits offers a variety of plan options and features that make receiving high quality care even more accessible.

Musculoskeletal care

Vori Health is a nationwide specialty medical practice delivering virtual-first muscle and joint pain solutions to help members get back to their lives faster. With Vori Health, members will get treatment from a specialty physician, physical therapist, and health coach who work together to manage all aspects of care. This holistic model reduces unnecessary surgeries, lowers spend, and improves outcomes. Read more about Vori Health.

Wellness program

Plan administrators have the option to add on a wellness program through Vitality® with most plan designs. With this unique program, along with the self-funded plan, employees can get healthier, while enhancing and protecting their lives.

When plan members are healthy, they can not only improve their own lives, they can also lower their health care expenses.

Plans with the Self-Funded Program through Allstate Benefits also offer:

  • Flexible deductible options.
  • Coinsurance from 50% to 100%.
  • First-dollar coverage for preventive care.
  • Excellent member services and dedicated account managers.
  • Prescription, urgent-care and emergency room copay options.
  • Dental and vision plans for a more robust package.

Reach out to your Allstate Benefits Group Health sales representative today.

The Self-Funded Program through Allstate Benefits provides tools for employers owning small to mid-sized businesses to establish a self-funded health benefit plan for their employees. The benefit plan is established by the employer and is not an insurance product. Allstate Benefits is a marketing name for: Integon National Insurance Company in CT, NY and VT; Integon Indemnity Corporation in FL; and National Health Insurance Company in CO, WA and all other states where offered. For employers in the Allstate Benefits Self-Funded Program, stop-loss insurance is underwritten by these insurance companies in the noted states. National Health Insurance Company, Integon National Insurance Company, and Integon Indemnity Corporation are rated "A+" (Superior) by A.M. Best.

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