Employers may think they’re doing a lot, but that’s not how employees see it; 44 percent of employees say their employer doesn’t offer opportunities beyond health benefits for employees to meet their health goals. And despite whatever educational efforts employers make regarding employee benefits, 35 percent of employees either only somewhat understand, don’t understand or know nothing about their health care coverage. In addition, 33 percent of respondents don’t understand t
• 34% of U.S. workers are engaged, tying highest in Gallup's history
• "Actively disengaged" percentage is down to 13%, a new low
• Engagement is highly related to positive business outcomes The percentage of "engaged" workers in the U.S. -- those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace -- is now 34%, tying its highest level since Gallup began reporting the national figure in 2000. The percentage who are "actively disengage
Heart attack, stroke, cancer and other illnesses can affect not only your health but also your bank account; medical expenses reportedly lead to more than half of all bankruptcies in the United States. When faced with a severe illness and the accompanying medical costs, critical illness insurance can help. What Is Critical Illness Insurance? Critical illness insurance is offered as a voluntary benefit by some employers to supplement your regular medical coverage, and can be p
To drive engagement and improve company culture, HR teams should address these three areas. A recent poll from Gallup connected employee engagement to workplace benefits—and it’s time for your team to get on board. To get started, there are three benefits that HR teams should address to improve company culture in the new year: perks, financial resources and well-being. Fortunately, “rethinking” these employee benefits don’t always mean spending more, just thinking differently
Healthcare and insurance costs continue to rise and most believe this upward trend will continue. Cost increases affect individuals, employers and their employees. Some employers absorb these annual increases, but others are forced to pass the expense to their employees.
As Americans look for ways to afford healthcare, many turn to a Health Savings Account (HSA) qualified High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP). Generally, these plans have lower premiums and lower out of pocket