Health benefits are a critical component of any organization’s total rewards offering.
Health benefits are a critical component of any organization’s total rewards offering. In today’s turbulent economy, employees are asking tough questions about the value of these benefits, particularly when they need to consider trade-offs between cash compensation and benefits.
In countries where employers are primarily responsible for providing health benefits, we see that organizations seek sound ideas on how to provide benefits that identify and reduce the health risks of their employee population, are aligned with their vision and guiding principles, improve the resilience and performance of employees by improving health, including disease prevalence while balancing corporate cost constraints.
Critical questions include how to:
- Motivate employees to take accountability for their health, enroll in programs that are tailored to improving their conditions, and use the best providers for complex care
- Provide an array of health and benefit programs that meet the diverse needs of employee populations.
- Improve quality and outcomes.
- Control health care cost trends.