Health and Well-Being Programs in 2017
According to the Willis Towers Watson 2017 Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, only 32% of employees believe their current health and well-being programs encourage them to live a healthier lifestyle. However, 66% of employees believe their company’s core medical plans do meet their needs. Shelly Wolff, a senior health care consultant at Willis Towers Watson, explains that this leaves room for improvement in 2018. She states, “Employers that listen to their employees and formulate strategies that take their needs into account will have the most success re-designing existing programs and introducing new ones.”
What’s In Store for 2018
72% of U.S. employers aim to improve their health and well-being programs over the next three years to help differentiate themselves and compete for top talent. To improve efforts in supporting employee well-being, employers report that, starting in 2018, they will focus on all four components of well-being. This includes physical, emotional, social and financial well-being. Julie Stone, a national health care practice leader at Willis Towers Watson, says employers are more committed than ever in building a culture of well-being in their organizations. Although this task can be overwhelming at times, a holistic and integrated approach will help guide the development of programs across all four dimensions of well-being.
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