Category Archives: by Seth Serxner

New survey findings reveal key market forces impacting health care

New and shifting trends affecting health care are driving important changes in employers’ health and well-being strategies. The Optum® “9th Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study” shows overall investment in employee health and wellness remains strong among American employers. Increasingly more employers are investing in wellness strategies to ensure their benefits offerings not only respond […]
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5 ways to transform workplace wellness initiatives

Employers today offer a plethora of wellness programs. In fact, large employers offer an average of 10, according to our “Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study.” But robust consumer engagement in these programs remains elusive for many employers. To stay viable, we need to continue evolving our health and well-being services to a consumer-first model. […]
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Do well-being programs make employees more engaged?

For decades, employers have focused on well-being programs’ impact on cost savings. Today, they’re realizing programs may also affect less tangible, but no less important, engagement metrics such as employee attitudes, loyalty, productivity, recruitment and retention. In partnership with National Business Group on Health® (NBGH), Optum® surveyed 1,200 full-time employees from large U.S. employers (3,000+ […]
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Momentum is building for value of investment (VOI) with health management programs

Employees are more optimistic. The number of sick days are declining. Talented people are staying longer. When openings occur, resumes from choice candidates flood your inbox. And productivity is on the rise. Do you believe that your health and wellness program plays a role in these kinds of positive developments — in addition to reducing […]
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