DES MOINES, Iowa, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A new ARAG® infographic shows a correlation between having a legal plan and decreased stress – a significant find if you are looking for ways to boost wellness and productivity.
The new infographic titled "Welcome To a Less Stressed Workplace" compares employees with a legal plan to those without access to legal products and services. The data overwhelmingly illustrates members of a legal plan are less stressed. With stress accounting for 75-90 percent of doctor visits1 and costing organizations $300 billion annually2 in lost hours due to absenteeism, reduced productivity and workers' compensation benefits, many companies are taking a closer look at options such as a legal plan to reduce stress and boost wellness.
"Medical experts have clearly established that stress puts people at risk for health problems and reduces productivity at in the workplace," said David Murray, President and CEO of ARAG, a global provider of legal solutions. "ARAG's new infographic demonstrates that legal plans reduce stress which in turn positively impacts the health of Americans and the bottom line of U.S. employers."
Download "Welcome To a Less Stressed Workplace" infographic and "The De-Stress Zone: How a legal Plan Can Ease Stress, Boost Wellness" white paper at www.ARAGgroup.com to see for yourself how you can reduce stress and increase wellness.
1American Medical Association and American Psychological Association Stress in America™ survey, 2012
2The American Institute of Stress, "Workplace Stress," August 29, 2011
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ARAG is a world leader in legal protection services. The company has an international premium base of nearly $2 billion and protects 15.5 million individuals and their families.
ARAG's North American headquarters are based in Des Moines, Iowa. We are committed to providing our customers a choice of legal solutions to help them live a life full of opportunities. We demonstrate expertise, integrity and passion in everything we do to serve our customers and make a positive difference in our community. We are proud to sponsor ARAG Free Will Day, providing low and middle income citizens with free access to attorneys for the creation of important legal documents to protect their family, finances and future.
In honor of ARAG's outstanding customer service, we've earned both a Top 100 Call Center title (2011-12) and the prestigious Center of Excellence Award for an unprecedented six years (2007-2012). Additionally, ARAG is recognized as a Best Places to Work in Insurance (2009-2012) by Business Insurance Magazine. This esteemed honor is based on workplace culture and employee feedback.
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Jen Harken, ARAG Corporate Communications Manager