Workplace wellness plans continue to increase in popularity.  And employees are reporting record interest in their company’s wellness program.  However, many still say they aren’t necessarily staying engaged in the program year-round.

A recent survey conducted by HealthMine concluded the following:

  • Less than 50{d044ab8acbff62f209a116f8142e303cb886f535b0fcf58cb82cde7cb327d3c9} of workers stay involved in their employers’ wellness program throughout the year.
  • Most consumers don’t understand key health metrics, with less than 1/3 knowing stats like their blood pressure.
  • 85{d044ab8acbff62f209a116f8142e303cb886f535b0fcf58cb82cde7cb327d3c9} of workers say they want to know more about their risk for chronic disease and how they can improve their health.
  • 80{d044ab8acbff62f209a116f8142e303cb886f535b0fcf58cb82cde7cb327d3c9} of employees want incentives in exchange for their participation and for achieving certain health goals.
  • Only 38{d044ab8acbff62f209a116f8142e303cb886f535b0fcf58cb82cde7cb327d3c9} of workers think their wellness plan helps them save money on their health care costs.

So, while workplace wellness plans offer proven success, it appears brokers and employers have a long way to go in helping employees stay engaged and understand the value of the programs that are offered.  For ideas on how you can improve in these areas, check out this article on LifeHealthPro.