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Aetna report on perceptions of wellness programs

Aetna’s new report, The Business of health 2020 [1] – Tackling polarised perceptions of corporate health and wellness, looks at how technology can positively impact employee mental ill health and lifestyle-related health conditions in an increasingly blurred work-life balance in the workplace. The report was published in January 2020.

With wellbeing now being broader in scope than previously understood, it has come to include physical and emotional health, financial security, social connectedness, purpose and character strength. The response by companies has been to implement wellness programs and increasingly sophisticated risk-management strategies when looking at the impacts and results for their own corporate governance and shareholders.

Nevertheless, there is a divergence with some companies failing to meet certain levels of employee retention, talent values, and market trends. Aetna surveyed more than 1,000 HR Directors and 4,000 employees in large and medium enterprises across the world.

Employer failings: perception gap

The survey showed:

The survey was conducted with employees from UK, USA, UAE, and Singapore and is a part of the Business of Health 2020 reports. Further findings show:

Other factors covered in the report include:

The full report is available here [1].