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Health Reward Stat of the Day – July 14

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According to the 19th Annual Towers Watson/National Business Group on Health Employer Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care, the top focus areas of employers’ health care strategy in 2014 are to

  • Develop/enhance workplace culture, where employees are responsible for their health and understand its importance – 37%
  • Develop/expand healthy lifestyle programs and activities – 36%
  • Make changes to avoid excise tax ceiling – 31%
  • Adopt/expand use of financial incentives to encourage healthy activities, use of higher-quality providers and other behavior changes  – 29%
  • Review health care benefits in a total rewards context – 28%
  • Analyze the viability of private exchanges –  28%
  • Expand enrollment in ABHPs – 27%
  • Adopt/expand use of new technologies to improve health engagement and cultivate more informed consumers of health care – 22%
  • Redefine company subsidy for health care coverage (e.g., reduce for dependents,
  • define as at dollar amount, base more on employee behavior) – 21%
  • Review competitor or industry actions – 18%

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