With all the complexities of the U.S. health care system, people consuming health care services continue to find it challenging to navigate. That’s why, for the fifth year, Aon Hewitt is pleased to partner with the National Business Group on Health (The Business Group) and The Futures Company to conduct the Consumer Health Mindset Study. The study explores the health attitudes, motivators, and preferences of consumers across the U.S.— particularly employees and their dependents as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans, wellness programs, and the broader health landscape.
Along with our findings about the consumer health mindset, we recommend practical actions you can take to meet consumers where they are and guide them in navigating health care more effectively.
Keas surveyed more than 100 Human Resource Executives across the United States via an online survey between July 31 and August 16, 2013. This survey tracked HR executive opinions on HR topics and plans and priorities for the 2014 calendar year. The survey revealed health and wellness programs are taking center stage in employee engagement and retention. With healthcare costs and obesity-related diseases on the rise and wellness incentives baked into the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this will be the first year health will play a major role in health benefits as organizations integrate preventative care programs to manage costs.
The start of the Affordable Care Act has been delayed to January 2015 and now is the time to get educated on provisions for Corporate Wellness Programs which are critical to combatting rising healthcare costs.
Wish you could get more employees to use their benefits? (And use them wisely?) The Ultimate HR Guide to Promoting Benefits Programs, Tools, and Resources can help you get started. This handy eBook from Castlight Health and Jellyvision explains how to 1) avoid sounding like an insurance robot, 2) find incentives that work (and that don’t bust the budget) and 3) promote your benefit programs — everywhere.
The Employee Well-being Platforms Buyer’s Guide will take the guesswork out of your decision. Learn how to properly evaluate the options on today’s market and determine what features matter most to you.
Self-insured employers want to cut costs without affecting the quality of coverage available to employees. HR leaders need to provide great benefits that attract talent, but they also need to slow the rising tide of healthcare costs at the same time. In this whitepaper, you’ll see three examples of how benefit teams have cut benefits spending without cutting benefit programs.
• The potential savings available with telemedicine programs
• The surprising ROI of fertility coverage and care
• Best practices for evaluating and implementing onsite clinics
Participation in traditional employee health programs averages less than 15%, while Virgin HealthMiles participation averages 40%. What drives these higher rates and keeps employees engaged long after the program launch? Through survey results from employees and best practices from our clients, you'll discover what impacts participation from the experts.
Creating social networks helps motivate employees to participate in your health and wellness programs. And the more employees engage with your programs, the greater the impact. Download this new report to discover how social networks can improve engagement and get people on track toward improving their health together.
Getting employees to participate in prevention-based health and wellness programs remains a challenge for many human resource leaders. But you are not alone. Download this report to learn best practices in incentive planning from your peers. You'll also discover how to translate this data-rich survey into actionable tactics for your company's health care savings and long-term growth.
Guidebook: 4 Ways to Implement Your Best Activity Challenge Yet
Leading companies know: employees who are physically active are healthier and more productive, and wellness programs can play an enormous role in driving physical activity and health in the workplace. In this guidebook, you’ll learn:
- How to create an effective communications plan
- The right way to incorporate incentives
- Unique activity challenge ideas to get your team moving
- And more
It’s time to rethink the role of primary care in your health benefit strategy.
Employers have invested in countless initiatives to reduce spending and improve employee health outcomes. While these programs have varying degrees of success, employers are looking for new solutions that can have substantial long-term impact.
Done the right way, primary care is uniquely positioned to be one of the strongest long-term solutions for employers. The proof is in the numbers: when patients have better access to primary care, the total cost of care is reduced by 4 to 5%. Our comprehensive eBook will show you how to lower health costs and improve employee health outcomes.
The guide covers:
The current healthcare landscape’s impact on employers
The five key attributes of high performance primary care
How to make a business case for prioritizing primary care
Questions to ask when evaluating vendors
Game techniques - like challenges, rewards, competition and leadership - appeal to the players' emotions and provide a sense of achievement and pride. If designed properly, game mechanics can be successfully added into workplace wellness programs to amplify results and build engagement and excitement. Discover more about the role of game techniques in corporate health programs in the new research paper, Let the Games Begin!
When it comes to engaging employees in workplace wellness programs today, the operative phrase is quickly becoming, “Let the games begin!”
After suffering decreasing engagement and fewer savings than they initially expected from their wellness programs, employers are boosting participation by incorporating gamification—the emerging field of applying game mechanics and strategies to various types of applications and programs.
The end game, you might say, is lower healthcare costs, along with happier, more productive and engaged employees.