August 25, 2021
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Based on the findings from the 2022 survey, the following messages surfaced as top trends and emerging concerns among employers.
COVID-19’s potential long-term impact on employees
Staying at home during numerous lockdowns meant that doctor visits and preventive screenings were delayed or missed altogether. Social isolation and uncertainty due to the fluid nature of the pandemic proved to be an impetus for depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. As a result, employers anticipate seeing an increase in medical services, late-stage cancer diagnoses, greater numbers of people with long-term mental health and substance use issues and other adverse effects. These could last well into future years.
Focusing on social determinants of health as a gateway to increasing health equity and promoting systemic change
Employers are initiating programs and benefits to improve the circumstances that employees and their families are born into and live, which have an impact on their ability to live healthy and fulfilling lives. By zeroing in on these circumstances, employers can tackle the underlying social and economic challenges that influence overall well-being, with the goal of bringing about systemic change.
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2022 Plan Design Survey: Executive Summary
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Part 1Employer Perspectives on the Health Care Landscape
Part 2Health Equity Within Health and Well-being Initiatives
Part 3Employers and the Health Care Delivery System
Part 4Health and Pharmacy Plan Design
Part 5Health Care Costs and 2022 Priorities