WGA Releases Results of 2012 Health & Corporate Wellness Survey

11/26/2012

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) announces the results of its 2012 Healthcare and Wellness Market Survey focused on corporate wellness strategies to address rising health care costs. The survey is part of WGA’s Engage in Health initiative and offers insight into the practices and plans of middle market employers, ranging from 50 to 5,000 employees. Click here for full results of this year’s survey.

This second year of research re-visited questions pertaining to wellness in order to discover trends and determine the direction of health and wellness programs in the corporate world. The results show several positive changes, most notably in the number of companies who have implemented specific programs to improve employee health. A few highlights from this year’s survey include:

  • Almost half of companies’ surveyed said they either currently use, plan or hope to implement biometric screening evaluations for their employees, up 10% over last year’s survey.
  • The number of companies who encourage participation in wellness initiatives increased nearly 10% through cash incentives, and jumped 23% through other recognition programs such as gift cards and discounts on healthcare.
  • Close to half of survey respondents said they now offer discounted or free/healthy alternatives in their company kitchens.

For more information on Wellness and Engage in Health, visit http://www.wgains.com/wellness.

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) is a leading provider of insurance brokerage, risk management and employee benefit services to companies with complex risks and dynamic needs, within industries that include life sciences, technology, financial risks, healthcare, energy, clean tech and environmental services. The firm was founded in 1983 and is one of the country’s leading independent brokerage firms, with offices in Boston, MA; New York, NY; Hartford, CT; Princeton, NJ Columbia, MD; and Atlanta, GA.

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Susan Forbes
Marketing Director and Senior Vice President
William Gallagher Associates
470 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
Main 617.261.6700
Direct 617.646.0282
sforbes@wgains.com