Workplace Wellness - States of Wellness 2012 Central Wisconsin Survey

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  • 1. Made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Health.
  • 2.  The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota conducted this survey among business leaders in Central Wisconsin October 24 – November 12, 2012. It was held in conjunction with a national survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM); Public Opinion Strategies was instrumental in the design of the survey questionnaire and analysis of the data. This project is a collaboration between Healthy Lifestyles-A Marshfield Area Coalition, Healthy People Wood County, Heart of Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Marshfield Clinic, Portage County CAN and Security Health Plan. For the national survey, 406 HR professional respondents from a randomly selected sample of SHRM’s membership participated. For more findings, visit www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 2
  • 3. Most organizations give themselves a “B” rating. The larger the organization, the lower the rating.“What grade would you give your organization’s employees in terms of being healthy?” 54% 50% 38% 38% 4% 7% 6% 4% National Central Wisconsin A B C D/FTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 3
  • 4. Health insurance costs top the list of issues impacted by employee health and behavior. “Below are some issues that may be impacted by employee health behaviors and conditions. Please rate the importance of these issues in terms of overall organization priorities. (1 = Not Important At All To Your Organization; 10 = Extremely Important To Your Organization)” Health Insurance Costs 53% 84% Decreased Productivity 41% 73% Absenteeism 40% 72% Workers Compensation 32% 52% 10 or Disability Claims 8-10THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 4
  • 5. Obesity, stress and a lack of exercise are seen as the top health conditions facing employees.“Which from the list do you consider to be the top three health conditions or areas that you feel are the greatest concern to your employees?” Obesity/Overweight 24% 50% Stress & Other Mental Health 18% 51% Issues Lack of Exercise/Fitness 15% 60% High Blood Pressure 2% 23% Chronic Diseases 16% 34% Tobacco Use 5% 19% Poor Nutrition 7% 23% Workplace Injuries 9% 16% High Cholesterol 3% 15% Cold & Flu Vaccinations 1% 7% First Choice Alcohol & Substance Abuse 1% Top 3 ChoicesTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 5
  • 6. Eight out of ten organizations spend 5% or less of their budget on these initiatives. “Approximately what percentage of your “How many years ago was your organization’s organization’s operating budget would you say worksite wellness initiative first created?”is spent on worksite wellness initiatives that are separate from health insurance coverage?” NATIONAL 46% 44% 38% 17% 18% 15% 11% 10% 0-1% 2-5% 6+% 1 2 3 4 5+THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 6
  • 7. Organizations place high value on whether or not initiatives have any return on investment. “How important is it to your organization to have a measureable ROI (return on investment) one to three years from now in order to determine the value of worksite wellness initiatives?” CENTRAL WI % Important NATIONALLY % Important Very 28% Very 41% Somewhat 31% Somewhat 43% Not Very 17% Not Very 14% Not At All 4% Not At All 1%THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 7
  • 8. Organizations place high value on whether or not initiatives have any return on investment. “Does your organization track the return on investment (ROI) of its worksite wellness initiatives? “ 58% Nationally Central Wisconsin 44% 42% 19% Yes No Yes NoTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 8
  • 9. Nine out of ten organizations see the benefit of having worksite wellness initiatives in place. “In general, how beneficial would you say worksite wellness initiatives are to organizations like yours?” Central National Wisconsin Very Beneficial 38% 31% Somewhat Beneficial 49% 44% Not Very Beneficial 12% 15% Not Beneficial at All 1% 0%THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 9
  • 10. There is widespread belief they help both the employees and the company’s waistline. “Below are a series of different viewpoints on worksite wellness initiatives. For each one, please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with a particular position.” 87% 78% 80% 77% 13% 12% 14% 8%Help workers develop Increase worker Lower health care Reduce worker healthier lifestyles productivity costs absenteeism Total Agree Total Disagree THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 10
  • 11. Some agree that wellness initiatives impact only a limited number and might impact privacy. “Below are a series of different viewpoints on worksite wellness initiatives. For each one, please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with a particular position.” 69% 59% 50% 40% 36% 24%Only impact a limited number Make employees feel their Do little to improve overall of workers privacy is being intruded upon worker health Total Agree Total Disagree THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 11
  • 12. Employers’ primary objective is to keep employees healthy. “To the best of your knowledge, what are your organization’s reasons for offering a worksite wellness initiative?” To improve the overall health of employees 89% To reduce employee health care costs 73% To improve employee productivity 58% To improve employee morale 49% To reduce employee absenteeism 49% To reduce the costs associated with disability claims 29% To attract and recruit employees 20% Was requested by employees 25% To reduce employee turnover rates 15% Were part of the existing health plan 16%THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 12
  • 13. The cost of the initiatives is also a main concern. “Regardless of whether you have a worksite wellness initiative at your organization or not, what are some of the reasons why organizations like yours often decide NOT to offer a worksite wellness initiative?” Cost of the initiative 64% Lack of employee interest/expected low levels of participation 66% Lack of time 53% Management does not see the value of it 36% Employees do not see the value of it 33% Lacking expertise/staff 42%Lack of information/resources about how to develop and maintain an initiative 35% Lack of facilities 42% Unable to find someone who will champion the initiative 42% Organization is too small 39% Would not reduce health insurance costs 19% High employee turnover 9%THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 13
  • 14. They are longitudinally capable of reducing health care costs. “Based on your experience, over the last year do you think that worksite wellness initiatives were effective in reducing your organization’s health care costs?” 52% 48% 37% 15% National Central Wisconsin Yes NoTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 14
  • 15. Almost seven out of ten organizations believe thattheir larger investments in wellness initiatives help keep health care costs low. Effectiveness in Reducing Health Care Costs by % Operating Budget NATIONAL SAMPLE 65% 58% 54% 46% 42% 35%Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative0-1% of Operating Budget 2-5% of Operating Budget 6%+ of Operating Budget Yes NoTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 15
  • 16. Those that offer financial incentives have higher return on investment. Effectiveness in Reducing Health Care Costs by Financial Incentive & Return On Investment NATIONAL SAMPLE 66% 63% 60% 59% 40% 41% 37% 34% Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Initiative Provides Initiative Does Not Provide Initiative Has Return on Initiative Has No Return on Financial Incentive Financial Incentive Investment Investment Yes NoTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 16
  • 17. But they don’t seem to reduce overall worker absenteeism. “Based on your experience, do you think that worksite wellness initiatives are effective in reducing worker absenteeism at your organization?” 62% 63% 54% 53% 46% 47% 38% 37% Overall Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Initiative 1-2 Years in Initiative 3-4 Years in Initiative 5+ Years in Operation Operation Operation Yes No NATIONAL SAMPLETHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 17
  • 18. Organizations that have recently added wellnessinitiatives to their worksites don’t see the employee absenteeism rates falling. Effectiveness in Reducing Worker Absenteeism by % Operating Budget 63% NATIONAL SAMPLE 58% 49% 51% 42% 37%Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative Worksite Wellness Initiative0-1% of Operating Budget 2-5% of Operating Budget 6%+ of Operating Budget Yes NoTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 18
  • 19. But they do see positive changes in productivity in the workplace. “Based on your experience, do you think that worksite wellness initiatives are effective in improving worker productivity at your organization?” NATIONAL SAMPLE 76% 61% 53% 56% 47% 44% 39% 24% Overall Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Worksite Wellness Initiative 0-1% Initiative 2-5% Initiative 6%+ of Operating Budget of Operating Budget of Operating Budget Yes NoTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 19
  • 20. There is high interest in launching initiatives at new organizations and improving existing ones. “How interested is your organization in developing a worksite wellness initiative in the next one to three years?” 85% 56% 39% Very Interested 27% 19% Very Interested 15% National Central Wisconsin Total Interested Total Not InterestedTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 20
  • 21. There is high interest in launching initiatives at new organizations and improving existing ones. “How interested is your organization in expanding or improving your current worksite wellness initiative in the next one to three years?” 85% 78% 41% 39% Very Interested Very Interested 15% 13% National Central Wisconsin Total Interested Total Not InterestedTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 21
  • 22. Employees see them as beneficial to their health. “How beneficial would your employees find a worksite wellness initiative if your organization created one?” 90% 61% 14% 18% 15% Very Beneficial Very Beneficial 10% National Central Wisconsin Total Beneficial Total Not BeneficialTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 22
  • 23. If subsidies or financial incentives existed, organizations would be more willing to establish wellness programs. “Please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. My organization would be interested in creating or expanding a worksite wellness initiative if…” 88% 88% 74% 27% 9% 11%Health plans offered premium We could demonstrate a financial The state and federal governmentdiscounts or rebates for these return on investment for these provided tax incentives for these initiatives. initiatives. initiatives. Total Agree Total DisagreeTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 23
  • 24. But they also would invest in initiatives to fulfill their employees’ needs. “Please select if you AGREE or DISAGREE with the following statements. My organization would be interested in creating or expanding a worksite wellness initiative if…” 81% 77% 72% 28% 23% 19%It would help attract and retain My employees actively requested There was a community initiative talented employees. such an initiative. that recognized employers with healthy workplaces. Total Agree Total DisagreeTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 24
  • 25. Business executives look at other businesses’ experience with initiatives.“Which of the following would you consider to be TRUSTED and VALUED sources of information about creating or expanding a worksite wellness initiative for your organization?” Business peers or fellow human resource managers 42% Health care service providers 64% Worksite wellness vendors and consultants 37% Health care insurers 46% State and local health departments 46% Non-profit health organizations 40% Online resources 25% Business organizations and trade associations 17%THE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 25
  • 26. They are willing to learn more through community networking. “If there was a network in your community for business leaders to learn about issues related to worksite wellness initiatives and to share information, how likely is it that someone from your organization would join this network?” 81% 74% NATIONAL 65% 36% 35% 26% Very 29% Likely 19% Very 20% Likely Very Likely Overall Organization With Worksite Organization Without Worksite Wellness Initiative Wellness Initiative Total Likely Total UnlikelyTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 26
  • 27. Organizations, overall, think there should be more government involvement in wellness initiatives. “In your professional opinion, which one of the following best describes how your organization views the federal governments involvement in worksite wellness initiatives for companies like yours?” 44% 39% 40% 36% 20% 20% Central Wisconsin National Should Be More Active Should Be Less Active Should Not Really ChangeTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 27
  • 28. Organizations, overall, think there should be more government involvement in wellness initiatives.“In your professional opinion, which one of the following best describes how your organization views the state and local governments involvement in worksite wellness initiatives for companies like yours?” 47% 46% 38% 39% 15% 15% National Central Wisconsin Should Be More Active Should Be Less Active Should Not Really ChangeTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 28
  • 29. …even more so among those organizations thatalready have worksite wellness initiatives in place. Government Involvement Among Organizations With Worksite Wellness Initiatives 51% 43% 39% 36% 18% 13% State & Local Government Involvement Federal Government Involvement Should Be More Active Should Be Less Active Should Not Really ChangeTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 29
  • 30. What do we now know? The time is right for workplace wellness Employers want it. – 87 percent nationally see it as “beneficial” We know why. – Insurance/productivity/absenteeism We know what attracts them. – Weight/stress/fitnessTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 30
  • 31. What do we now know? The time is right for workplace wellness We know what they’re nervous about. – Cost/engagement/ROI They want to work together. – 74 percent nationally said they would join a community network They believe in government. – Majorities value the role of federal, state & localTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 31
  • 32. States of Workplace Wellness in America 2012 Central Wisconsin Survey The Alliance for a Healthier Minnesota 800 Nicollet Mall Suite 2690 Minneapolis, MN 55402 www.statesofwellness.com www.healthiermn.comTHE STATES OF WORKPLACE WELLNESS IN AMERICA / Central Wisconsin www.statesofwellness.com SLIDE 32