Employers and Employees Share Their Insights on Workplace Wellness
Leading US organizations are turning to prevention-based employee health benefits to improve workforce health and reduce healthcare costs. Yet, there’s a critical awareness gap threatening that strategy’s success. Employees struggle to understand the variety of health and wellness programs their employers offer and how they can participate in them. Employers must focus on how to promote and manage these programs, and how to get the data they need from their providers so they can make actionable decisions that improve their employee health strategies.
Top Findings:More Employers Offering Employee Health and Wellness Programs; Reducing Healthcare Costs is Top Priority.
- 83% of organizations say they offer employee health and wellness benefits
- Top priorities include: reducing healthcare costs (81%), creating a culture of health (70%), and improving workforce productivity (40%)
- Top three types of programs offered: smoking cessation (60%), health risk assessments (58%), and physical activity programs (67%)
- More than 89% of employees say an employer’s range of health and wellness benefits are either “very” or “somewhat” important in their choice of employer