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Health Reward Stat of the Day – October 6

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According to the 22-page report, “Measuring Wellness, From Data to Insights,” by The Economist Intelligence Unit, a research arm of U.K.-based Economist magazine, when employees were asked “From what you know of the views of your fellow employees, how effective do you think the following employer strategies would be in improving participation in your employer’s wellness program?, the percentage that indicated that the effectiveness was either “Highly Effective” or “Somewhat Effective” were as follows:

  • Financial or material incentives – Highly Effective – 43%; Somewhat Effective – 35%
  • Information about the effectiveness of wellness programs – Highly Effective – 14%; Somewhat Effective – 45%
  • Reductions in healthcare premiums – Highly Effective – 54%; Somewhat Effective – 29%
  • Better integration of employees’ personal goals – Highly Effective – 15%; Somewhat Effective – 41%
  • Personal health monitoring reports – Highly Effective – 13%; Somewhat Effective – 37%
  • Better integration of data from employees’ personal fitness and health monitoring devices – Highly Effective – 10%; Somewhat Effective – 35%
  • Subsidized use of personal health and wellness devices – Highly Effective – 25%; Somewhat Effective – 39%
  • Employer-organized group health and wellness activities – Highly Effective – 14%; Somewhat Effective – 38%
  • Programs managed by external providers that guarantee privacy – Highly Effective – 17%; Somewhat Effective – 39%
  • Formal privacy guarantees for employer-held data – Highly Effective – 22%; Somewhat Effective – 35%

The Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed 255 US-based senior HR executives with direct knowledge of their organization’s employee wellness program. The EIU simultaneously surveyed 630 full-time US employees of organizations that offer an employee wellness program.

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