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Guardian Survey: Employees Are Confused About Their Health Coverage and Have No Plans for Healthcare in Retirement
Date:5/15/2008

that employees spend less time reviewing their benefits than they do holiday shopping. It isn't enough for insurers and benefit decision makers to develop products and provide educational brochures. We have to make sure that employees are fully absorbing information. We have to consistently surround the consumer and share information with them at several touch points until they have a solid understanding of their healthcare benefits."

Burgers, Cigarettes, Pills and Lawsuits

Respondents shared their viewpoints about key contributors to medical inflation and identified profits from pharmaceutical companies as the top cause for healthcare costs. Collectively employees recognized their own behavior as a key factor in the mounting cost of healthcare and expressed interest in taking more control over their health to reduce medical expenses.

Factor most responsible for increasing costs of healthcare

-- Profits of drug companies (28%)

-- Lawsuits against physicians (14%)

-- Physician fees and salaries (9%)

-- Poor health of the population (10%)

-- Obesity (9%)

-- Aging population (9%)

-- Cost of prescriptions (8%)

-- Smoking (5%)

Population factors in total

-- Poor health, obesity, aging and smoking (33%)

-- Two-thirds of all employees and 85% of those who are currently enrolled

or have participated in a wellness program in the past three years say

that these programs are very effective in promoting good health.

"Guardian is focused on helping small and midsize business owners and their employees lead healthier and happier lives," Susan O'Connor, assistant vice president, Group Medical. "We have wellness programs embedded in our health plans such as our complementary alternative medicine and gym membership discounts. These programs are especially valuable to companies with 2 to 150 employees because smaller establishments don't always have resources for an
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