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More than 156 million full-time workers in the U.S. spend most of their daily waking hours in the workplace. The importance of this statistic does not come as a surprise to anyone, as over half of all employers in the United States have some type of employee wellbeing or health-promoting program to ensure they are addressing the work-life needs of current and prospective employees.
For decades, employers and benefit managers have thought of wellbeing programs as one-dimensional, with the focus on physical health only, by offering benefits like on-site fitness centers, gym discounts or a health program that encourages more movement.
Prescription drug costs are rising faster than any other part of healthcare spending. A growing number of Americans can't afford their medications, forcing too many people to skip dosages - or skip taking their medication entirely - and become sicker.
Providing for ourselves and loved ones is one of many motivations to get up and go to work — a globally shared sentiment. While that motivation may be what attracts potential applicants to an employer’s door, it won’t be enough to retain employees unless we consider what benefits packages could look like without breaking the company bank.
Two things get me very excited -- Interesting content about employee behavior and a really good infographic. When someone nails both in one swoop, I consider it good enough to share. Here’s why I find this gem relevant to our friends and readers. To understand the types of competitive employee benefit packages that are going to create the best level of satisfaction and loyalty for your company, you need to understand who your employees are, and what is important to them.
Pet-friendly employee benefits are making waves right now, and they’re continuing to rise in popularity. More and more employers are jumping at the idea of implementing pet-friendly policies at work due to the increasing interest from employees. But, guess what? These benefits aren’t just for employees!
With healthcare costs continuing to increase for most employers and employees, many employers are focusing their efforts on building a healthier workforce to make coverage sustainable for the future. One cost-saving, health-promoting benefit employers are turning to is telehealth services.
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