More employers are offering wellness programs than ever before. This year, close to half of the 1,977 business decision-makers surveyed as part of the Aflac WorkForces Report stated they offer a company-sponsored wellness program, up from 30 percent in 2012.
Not all wellness programs are created equal, so what are successful programs doing differently? Employers who somewhat or strongly agree they’ve been able to offer lower health insurance premiums as a result of their programs are more likely to offer a variety of options. Most notably, they’re more likely to offer preventive care, healthy incentive/eating options and stress management. They aren’t as likely to offer Employee Assistance Programs. For details, see Chart 1 in this article on wellness trends. … Read more >