The New Health Care Imperative
According to the National Business Group on Health/Towers Watson 19th Annual Survey on Purchasing Value in Health Care, U.S. employers expect health care costs to increase 4.4% this year, experiencing the smallest increase in health care costs in 15 years. In addition, the survey found that the vast majority of employers remain committed to providing benefits to active employees, but say moderate to significant changes to their plans are in store over the next few years.
The Impact of Electronic Cigarettes on Tobacco Policies and Programs
The purpose of this survey was to determine whether Business Group members had revised their policies and programs to accommodate electronic cigarettes. The survey looked at e-cigarettes' impact on tobacco policies, cessation programs, incentives and non-smoker hiring policies. Forty-three members of the Business Group responded to this survey.
Allowing Hourly Employees to Use Paid Time to Participate in On-Site Activities
The focus of this member-requested survey was to determine whether employers allow hourly employees to use on-site wellness activities while they are on the clock. Fifty-two employers responded to this survey.
The Consumer Health Mindset 2014
For the third year Aon Hewitt partnered with the National Business Group on Health and the Futures Company to explore perspectives, attitudes and behaviors that employees and dependents hold toward health and health care as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans and wellness programs. This report looks at their unique health attitudes, motivators and daily barriers regarding the most common and emerging employer health and wellness strategies. It also provides practical actions employers can take to unleash the consumer health mindset.
Employer Investments in Improving Employee Health
Results from the 5th Annual NBGH/Fidelity Investments Benefits Consulting Survey found that employers are continuing to invest in employee health, with in increase in the percent offering incentives in 2014 and an increase in the median incentive amount of the incentives offered.
Communicating Outcomes-Based Incentives to Employees and Their Dependents
This issue brief provides recommendations to help employers communicate information about outcomes-based incentives. Six employer case studies are included, which describe successful strategies for reaching out to employees.
Behavior Change that Lasts
A summary of the key messages of nine behavior change experts who have presented to Business Group audiences and eight ways that employers can improve long-term behavior change.
Just the Facts on Dependent Coverage
As a result of these continually rising costs, employers are reassessing the value proposition of providing health benefits to employees and dependents within the context of total rewards.This fact sheet provides data on the prevalence of specific ways that employers are restructuring dependent health benefits.
May 7-8, 2014
2014 Employers' Health Benefits Communication Summit: Boost Your Employees' Health IQ
June 25-26, 2014
2014 Annual Leadership Summit on Workforce Well-being