Consumerism encourages employees to take a more active role in their health care by using innovative plan designs and by offering tools and resources that engage employees in their health and well-being. Similar to other consumer ideals, providing information on cost and quality of services allows employees to make informed decisions, resulting in better health, a sense of empowerment, and reduced costs.
To develop a comprehensive consumerism strategy, employer should consider the following strategies:
2019 Health and Financial Wellbeing Mindset Study: The State of Employee Wellbeing
This report details the findings of the Alight/Business Group Health and Financial Wellbeing survey, a study that uncovers employees’ experience and attitudes around workplace wellbeing.
Innovative Communication Tactics that Engage Employees in Telehealth, Transparency and Second-Opinion Services
Provides best practices in communicating telehealth, transparency tools and second-opinion services, with the goal of driving engagement and utilization.
Consumer-Directed Health Care: Learnings from Large Employers
Summarizes the key findings and highlights from the 2016 benchmarking calls.
Business Health Agenda 2018: Key Insights & Learnings
Business Health Agenda (BHA) is an annual conference hosted by the National Business Group on Health®, highlighting the latest trends, best practices and innovative tactics for employer-sponsored health benefits and health care initiatives. Read more about the main takeaways from the three day event.
Blog Post: 8 Ways to Improve Employee Engagement in Health Care Consumerism
Best-in-class employers report eight key tactics for driving employee engagement through cutting-edge plan design strategies and emerging practices in benefit communications.
Blog Post: What Should Employers Look for In Mobile Health Apps?
Employers can positively impact workforce health by recommending safe, effective, secure and user-friendly apps to employees.
Benefit Communications Resources
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