Aon’s UK Benefits & Trends 2020 Survey has found that employers have increased their focus on emotional and financial wellbeing programs, but physical programs have been stagnant.
The research found that 51% of employers have some sort of financial wellbeing program in place, up 21% from three years ago. Additionally, 68% of employers now have emotional wellbeing strategies in place, up 41% from 2017.
71% of employers agreed or strongly agreed that they have a responsibility to influence employee health behaviors and have introduced policies to address health conditions such as mental health, cancer, heart and cardio and even musculoskeletal conditions.
“We advise employers to use a wide range of company-specific data to drive meaningful corporate health and wellbeing strategies to get the best chance of improvements and value,” said Mark Witte, principal at Aon. “Data sets reflecting the full end to-end health and wellbeing cycle, from prevention and education through to long-term support, will allow for further segmentation to help refine a company’s benefits and engagement strategy.”