Employer responses to Aon Hewitt’s yearly health care survey confirm that health and workforce performance, wellness, prevention and health risks are front and center in the minds of HR leaders:
- #1 desired outcome is to increase participation in wellness, health improvement/disease management programs
- #1 challenge is motivating participants to promote behavior change
- #1 priority for the next 3 – 5 years is to offer incentives or disincentives to motivate sustained health care behavior change
While more than half (51%) of employers identify complying with government regulations resulting from the ACA as a top priority, an even higher percentage (69%) suggest that motivating employees to change health behaviors will be a significant focus over the next three to five years.