Originally posted by United Benefit Advisor (UBA).

UBA Special Report: 2016 Trends in Employer Wellness Programs

New insurance regulations mean big changes ahead for employer wellness programs at work

Workplace wellness programs are under the spotlight as new regulations change the legality of components and what information can and can’t be collected. United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the nation’s leading independent employee benefits advisory organization, announces the release of the new special report, 2016 TRENDS: HOW EMPLOYERS USE WELLNESS PROGRAMS, which covers topline trends among employer-sponsored health insurance programs, based on the 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey.

Studies by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others demonstrate that well-being — a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual health — is of primary importance in the workplace. UBA finds that wellness programs can be very successful in changing workplace culture and lowering health care costs if they are communicated properly, if employees are educated about options, and if the right components are in place.

UBA’s special report, 2016 TRENDS: HOW EMPLOYERS USE WELLNESS PROGRAMS, covers topics such as:

  • Which industries are leading in wellness initiatives
  • What types of incentives are most popular and most effective
  • What types of program components are most popular and most effective:
    • Health Risk Assessments,
    • Exams/Physicals,
    • Wellness Coaching,
    • Etc.
  • What are wellness program designs based on employer size
  • What’s the difference between carrier vs. third-party wellness providers

To download the special report, 2016 TRENDS: HOW EMPLOYERS USE WELLNESS PROGRAMS, visit http://bit.ly/UBA-wellness-report.

For further information, download the complete 2016 UBA Health Plan Survey Executive Summary at http://bit.ly/UBAsurvey.