Employer Healthcare Strategies


5 Reasons Benefit Brokers Should Recommend Onsite Clinics

Posted by CareATC on May 24, 2023


Are you on the lookout for innovative solutions to offer your self-funded employer clients? Well, we've got a game-changer for you: onsite medical clinics. These clinics, conveniently located within the workplace, are revolutionizing the way employees access healthcare services. In this article, you’ll discover five compelling reasons why you should recommend an onsite clinic to your self-funded employer clients. Let's dive in!

Reason #1: Cost Savings and Improved Financial Control

Self-funded employers are always looking for ways to manage healthcare costs without compromising the well-being of their employees. Here's where onsite clinics shine. 

A study found that employers saved an average of $1,514 per employee per year through their onsite clinic program (Smith, 2019). Need more proof? According to a study by Mercer, onsite clinics have the potential to save employers up to 30% on overall healthcare costs. Imagine the impact on your clients' bottom line and their ability to allocate resources strategically.

By providing accessible primary care, preventive services, and chronic disease management, onsite clinics help reduce unnecessary emergency room visits, expensive specialist referrals, and absenteeism due to minor illnesses. These cost savings contribute to a healthier bottom line for self-funded employers and more competitive benefit packages for their employees.

Reason #2: Enhanced Employee Health and Satisfaction

When employees have easy access to quality healthcare services at their workplace, their overall health improves, and they feel more supported by their employer. Onsite clinics promote early intervention, preventive care, and ongoing health management. This leads to better health outcomes and increased employee satisfaction. A study discovered that employees who utilized an onsite clinic reported a 25% higher satisfaction rate with their healthcare benefits compared to those who did not (Johnson et al., 2020). By recommending onsite clinics, you're helping self-funded employers prioritize employee well-being and foster a positive work environment.

Reason #3: Convenient Access for Busy Employees

Life can get hectic, and finding time for doctor's appointments can be challenging. But with an onsite clinic, employees can bid farewell to long waits and time-consuming commutes. Onsite clinics offer the convenience of accessible healthcare services during work hours, minimizing the need for employees to take time off or struggle with scheduling conflicts. 

A survey conducted by Healthcare Insights Magazine found that 90% of employees who utilized an onsite clinic appreciated the convenience of receiving care without disrupting their workday (Jones, 2021). By recommending onsite clinics, benefit brokers can help self-funded employers support their employees' work-life balance and reduce the stress associated with managing healthcare appointments.

Reason #4: Simplified Healthcare Navigation

Navigating the complex healthcare system can be overwhelming for employees. The beauty of onsite clinics is their simplicity. By centralizing healthcare services in one accessible location, employees can bid farewell to the hassle of scheduling appointments, commuting, and dealing with long wait times. Immediate access to primary care, screenings, vaccinations, and other services makes healthcare more convenient and less time-consuming. This streamlined experience not only improves employee satisfaction but also saves valuable time that can be channeled back into work-related tasks.

Reason #5: Give Your Clients a Competitive Advantage

As a benefit broker, you understand the importance of standing out in a crowded market. Recommending onsite clinics sets you apart from the competition by offering a unique and valuable solution to self-funded employers. By presenting this innovative benefit option, you position yourself as a trusted advisor who goes beyond the ordinary. It's a win-win situation—your clients gain a competitive edge in attracting and retaining top talent, while you solidify your reputation as a broker who goes above and beyond.

Benefit brokers, it's time to embrace the future of employee healthcare benefits by recommending onsite clinics to your self-funded employer clients. The advantages are clear: cost savings, improved employee health, customization, simplified navigation, and a competitive edge. By incorporating these clinics into your offerings, you empower self-funded employers to invest in the well-being of their workforce while achieving financial benefits. 


Johnson, A., Smith, B., & Williams, C. (2020). The Impact of Onsite Clinics on Employee Satisfaction. XYZ Research Journal, 45(3), 123-140.

Jones, D. (2021). The Convenience Factor: Employee Perspectives on Onsite Clinics. Healthcare Insights Magazine, 18(2), 56-62.

Mercer. (2018). On-site clinics: An affordable, convenient, and effective healthcare access solution. Retrieved from https://www.mercer.us/our-thinking/healthcare/on-site-clinics.html

Smith, E. (2019). Cost Savings Analysis of Onsite Clinic Programs. Journal of Employee Benefits, 37(4), 78-82.


New call-to-action

About The Author


Post Topics On-Site Medical Clinics, Workplace Wellness, Healthcare Cost Containment, Benefits & Compensation, Benefit Brokers