Services Wellness Programs on the Rise

June 8, 2011    

With prevention becoming the buzzword, service organizations have taken steps to increase their employees’ health and wellness through various programs. The newly released 2011 Compensation Data Services survey results show that programs offered to improve employees’ health have increased in many areas. Two of the programs showing the most change are biometric screening and annual physicals. In 2010, 18.3 percent of organizations offered biometric screening compared to 24.9 percent in 2011, while 38 percent of organizations offered annual physicals in 2010 compared to 44.7 percent in 2011.

More organizations are also offering rewards and incentives for participating and succeeding in their health and wellness programs. Thirty six percent of all organizations reporting offer some sort of reward, up from 27.6 percent in 2010. Along with the increase in organizations offering rewards, the allotment of these awards has changed in the last year. The number of organizations reporting giving away gas/phone cards, HSA/HRA contributions, prescription discount cards and travel packages has decreased. However, the number of organizations reporting using health and fitness products as a reward has increased from 34.6 percent in 2010 to 42.9 percent in 2011. The amount of organizations reporting utilizing insurance discounts as a reward also increased from 23.4 percent in 2010 to 29.7 percent in 2011.

The three biggest forms of alternative treatments offered were chiropractic, acupuncture and nutritional counseling. Chiropractic treatments were offered by 98.2 percent of organizations. Acupuncture treatments were offered by 31.7 percent, and nutritional counseling was offered by 28.8 percent of reporting organizations.

About the Survey
Compensation Data 2011 Services surveyed nearly 100 industry specific job titles and 350 benchmark job titles ranging from entry-level to top executives. Data was collected from more than 400 services employers reporting on over 2,850 locations across the country. The results provide a comprehensive summary of pay data, benefit information and pay practices with an effective date of January 1, 2011.

Compdata Surveys is the nation’s leading compensation and benefits survey data provider. Thousands of U.S. organizations provide data each year ensuring the reliability of our results. Compdata Surveys has been providing comprehensive data at affordable prices to organizations from coast to coast since 1988. For further information about the compensation and benefits surveys, contact Michelle Willis at (800) 300-9570.

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