According to the Sixth Annual Wellness in the Workplace Study conducted by the Optum Resource Center for Health & Well-being:
- In a sign of increasing employer urgency for results, the percentage of wellness program sponsors offering incentives for various forms of employee engagement with those efforts rose to 87% last year, up from 77% two years ago.
- Among large (3,000+ employees) employers, 90% offer incentives
- 64% of large employers offer incentives to employee family members.
Optum’s study, based on responses of 545 employers that offer wellness programs of one kind or another. Most (60%) employers participating in the survey have at least 3,000 employees; 20% have between 100 and 2,999; and 20% have fewer than 100.