Today, ever more plan sponsors are searching for ways to improve the overall health & wellness of their employee population. Many plan sponsors are implementing proactive & preventative employee wellness programs with the goal of garnering positive health outcomes for their staff. By ensuring that the individuals in your organization are happy & healthy at work and at home, the organization functions more efficiently and a return on investment is achieved.
In order for these efforts to have a meaningful impact, plan sponsors need to stay abreast of trends & forecasts while working collaboratively with all stakeholders. Time & resources are often limited, and having a strategy is crucial in order to deliver the most value to your organization. Sanofi Canada, a well respected organization in the world of healthcare solutions, has completed their 2019 survey which contains insights from a wide array of organizations, with both the Employers and Employees perspectives captured.
Take a look at some of the key findings below to ensure your Employee Wellness strategy hits the mark:
Both plan members and plan sponsors significantly underestimate the number of drugs covered by their workplace prescription drug plan.
Plan sponsors continue to underestimate the presence of chronic disease or conditions in their workforce, which suggests they could also be underestimating their impact.
Improved physical fitness is a priority for plan members, whereas improved mental health is a priority for plan sponsors investing in wellness initiatives.
Four out of five plan sponsors would like to better understand absenteeism in their workforce.