New Study Shows That Employers Are Not Getting Most Value Out of Their Wellness Incentive Programs

New Study Shows That Employers Missing Many Opportunities With PPACA Wellness Incentive

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Austin, Texas:  A new study from Virgin Pulse suggests that many employers could be getting significant improvements in their wellness incentive program results.

After surveying 341 employers and nearly 4,000 employees about attitudes and actions around wellness programs, here are some of their findings:

-40% say they have no plans to beef up their wellness programs–even though the Affordable Care Act permits them to

-Nearly half of employers who offer wellness plans don’t track productivity results or test to see if employee engagement has increased as a result of wellness program participation

– 96  percent of employees participate to improve their own health, making improved health a bigger motivator than financial incentives

-52 percent of employers offered services for mental health and depression management in 2014, a significant 14 percent increase from last year.

Are you getting the most of your wellness incentive program?

Are you surveying your employees for what areas they most like about your incentive program–and what areas they would like to add to or to make enhancements to?

Are you tracking results?  If not, how do you expect to improve?

Are you comparing your stats with those of others in similar industries for best practices?

Now is the time to re-design or enhance your wellness incentive program.

Employees want to get more healthy.

Is your wellness incentive program helping them to achieve that goal?

Here’s a to healthier workforce!


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