Sixty percent of employees in a recent survey reported experiencing healthcare cost increases that outpaced inflation in the past three years, and 63 percent expect that trend to continue, signaling potential cost challenges in the future. Right now, annual raises are being neutralized by increasing healthcare insurance premiums. If pharma wants to retain people, they may have to develop a solution to lower healthcare insurance premiums.
- 80% of employees at companies with robust health and wellness programs at work feel engaged and cared for by their employers.
- When comparing employees with and without a wellness program at work over 18 months, those who had a wellness program had significantly higher rates of self-reported exercise (70% vs. 62%) and weight management efforts (69% vs. 55%).
- The Center for Prevention and Health Services estimates that mental illness and substance abuse issues cost employers between $79 and $105 billion annually in indirect costs.