When prescriptions become unaffordable, it poses a significant challenge for our workforce, particularly those who work in light industrial and manufacturing roles that require physical labor.
Unfortunately, that’s an issue that is all too prevalent. More than one-third of Americans say cost prevented them from filling a prescription in a 2023 YouGov poll. Those with family incomes of less than $50,000 per year were more likely to report not filling a prescription due to cost.
Whether it’s a routine prescription or a medication for a chronic condition, the burden of high prescription costs hurts workers and costs employers, resulting in:
- Prolonged recovery periods for illnesses that produce increased absenteeism and higher sick leave usage
- Workers attempting to persevere through illness without proper recovery lead to diminished productivity
- Escalating healthcare costs in the future due to accelerated health deterioration
The well-being of light industrial and manufacturing employees directly impacts their work performance. At Ōnin, we realize this cycle of sickness, lost revenue, and income doesn’t benefit anyone.
That’s why Ōnin’s custom benefits for contingent workers (aka Teammates) include affordable prescription medications. We are proud to have provided 130,341 generic prescriptions to our Teammates at an incredibly affordable $5 copay per script.
This benefit is not just about saving money; it’s about ensuring that our Teammates have access to the medications they need to maintain their health, improve their quality of life, and excel in their roles. It’s also about peace of mind, knowing that healthcare is within reach of our workforce and that no one has to choose between their well-being and their budget.
Our benefits program is designed to make a tangible difference in the lives of our Teammates, acknowledging their contributions and offering them the tools they need to thrive both on and off the job.
By offering affordable healthcare benefits, such as the $5 generic prescription copay, we empower our Teammates to take control of their health and focus on what truly matters in their lives.