Employers' health and well-being offerings are growing and becoming more nuanced.
Today, employers are getting smart, serious and sophisticated in their approach to employee health and well-being.
In the 10th annual Optum survey of employers across the U.S., 77% said offering employee health and well-being programs is very important to their benefits strategy—up from 64% the year before. Also, 81% expect their investment to continue to increase over the next few years.
- Taking behavioral health needs seriously
- Adopting sophisticated strategies to address complex conditions
- Using demographics and technology to innovate programs
The way employers have shifted their approach to employee health and well-being over the past decade has been a remarkable evolution. It will continue to evolve over the coming years, according to the survey. The survey insights suggest opportunities to enhance well-being programs as well as ways to manage the challenges of administering them.
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Health and well-being programs are becoming more important to the benefits mix and the value proposition is shifting.
Priorities include access to behavioral health services, women’s health programs, digital engagement strategies and programs designed to address the rise in complex condition costs.