Navigation Links
SouthWest Benefits Association Survey Finds Employers Continue to Focus on Health and Wellness during Economic Downturn
Date:6/23/2009

Research indicates health of employees is priority; efforts to reduce costs include dependent eligibility audits

DALLAS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the SouthWest Benefits Association, a regional, non-profit established to foster relationships and support the educational growth of professionals in employee benefits, released the results of its employer survey regarding benefits plans in light of current economic challenges.

"The responses indicate that as employers develop benefit plans for 2010 they are looking for ways to reduce benefit costs, without further reducing benefits," said Marianne Fazen, executive director of the SouthWest Benefits Association (SWBA). "Surprisingly, many responded that they plan to increase their wellness programs."

Key Survey Findings

  • Thirty-five percent of employers responded that they plan to increase their wellness programs.
  • Companies are concerned/very concerned that limited merit budget/bonus pools (68 percent) and limited benefits budgets (53 percent) will be two of the largest issues that human resources will face compared to last year.
  • To weather the economic downturn, almost half of respondents (48 percent) are auditing or planning to audit their employees' dependent eligibility in order to reduce covered lives; 41 percent are increasing or planning to increase employee cost sharing; while over one-third (35 percent) have reduced or are planning to reduce staff.
  • The employers' view of their workers' response to the economic downturn indicates that they believe 89 percent will delay retirement, 83 percent are concerned about job security and 42 percent are impacted by low morale.

SWBA's survey was facilitated by Buck Consultants and was submitted electronically to SWBA's employer members.

"Reflecting the reality of the t
'/>"/>

SOURCE SouthWest Benefits Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Former Gov. Bill Clements Makes Historic Gift to UT Southwestern With $100 Million Transformative Contribution
2. Health-care issues lead latest Arizona State University-Southwest Poll
3. PHOENIX-AHF/Magic Johnson HIV Testing Caravan & Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS to Host Free HIV Testing Event at Off Chute Too
4. UT Southwesterns Olson wins prestigious French award for heart research
5. Southwest General Health Center Selects Allscripts Web-Hosted Electronic Health Record
6. Participants in antidepressant drug trials are atypical patients, UT Southwestern researchers report
7. HBO, the Arizona Alzheimers Consortium and the Alzheimers Association, Desert Southwest Chapter Present a Free Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMERS PROJECT: Momentum In Science
8. TrinityCare Senior Living to Present at Southwest Investment Association Conference on April 25, 2009
9. UT Southwestern University Hospital earns outstanding achievement award for cancer care
10. Pennsylvania State Department of Health and Allegheny County Health Department Confirm Four Cases of Measles in Southwest Region
11. UT Southwestern researchers reveal how the brain processes important information
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The Erie ... 25, 2015 at 1:00pm. The Association welcomed speaker C. Daniel McGillicuddy Esq. of ... and practical points of investigating these types of cases. , Each year, New ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... in the United States, named Mariah N. Manzanares, MD as the new Medical Director ... the new facility medical director of our Frisco facility,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The Celebrity Dresses is currently running a ... those of celebrities will have the opportunity to get 10% discount on orders that ... people do not have to use coupon codes or remember redemption codes. , ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... Following the recent report by ... obese Americans outnumber merely overweight Americans, Samir Becic emphatically declared a war on obesity ... society right now," Becic said. "We must understand the magnitude of this discovery. For ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... in full swing, Americans are flocking to Canada’s many lakes to reel in their fair ... world, and it’s easy to understand why. From the Pacific Northwest Coast of British Columbia ... is a huge industry, and Americans make up the vast majority of anglers from outside ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Attorney from William Mattar Leads Discussion on Bicycle Accidents 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 2Health News:First Choice Emergency Room Announces Dr. Mariah N. Manzanares as Medical Director of Frisco, TX Facility 3Health News:Celebrity Fashion Summer Party Dresses on sale at TheCelebrityDresses.com 2Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 2Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 3Health News:Samir Becic's Health Fitness Revolution Declares War Against Obesity in America 4
... appear to approach adult levels of performance on many ... 12, according to a new study coordinated by ... NIH Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Study of Normal Brain ... 500 healthy American children, from birth to age 18. ...
... similarities, there are vast differences in the areas they cover. ... embryo research are very different from the equally complex and ... organs and tissues after death. ,The BMA is ... able to deal effectively with these two distinct and very ...
... accident, skull separating from her spine, has survived to tell ... ,A car crash slammed her into the dashboard. Her ... and other internal organs remained intact. The rare condition is ... no control over her head. ,Surgeons said her ...
... Address, he was in the early stages of a deadly ... of Texas researchers, has revealed. ,Some historians, who ... that the President was suffering from a very mild form ... ,However, his illness, researchers wrote in their study, ...
... Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center report ... , does not effectively prevent prostate cancer. ... between beta-carotene, an antioxidant related to lycopene, and ... ,It is disappointing, since lycopene might have ...
... Ten years after the then US President set a target ... remains a distant dream . ,"We have learned ... is," says immunologist Wayne Koff, senior vice president for research ... ,Global spending for HIV vaccine research increased from $186 ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US 2Health News:NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US 3Health News:NIH Study Normal Brain Development in Children Across US 4Health News:30-year-old Woman Survives 'internal Decapitation' 2Health News:Study Finds That Lincoln Suffered from Smallpox During Gettysburg Speech 2Health News:Tomatoes are Not So Effective in Preventing Prostate Cancer 2Health News:AIDS Vaccine Still a Long Way Off 2
(Date:7/3/2015)... MUMBAI , July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... gab heute bekannt, vorbehaltlich bestimmter Abschlussbedingungen eine ... Russland erworben zu haben. Mit dieser Übernahme ... der mit einem Umsatz von 765 Mrd. ... größten Pharmamärkten der Welt gehörte (IMS Health). ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Redwood Pharma AB ... Co., Ltd., operating in both the US and ... IntelliGel ® supramolecular hydrogel technology in its lead ... ophthalmic therapies. The Broda technology offers many unique competitive ... free-forming liquid and with low concentrations of polymer the ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... 2015 BGI a annoncé aujourd,hui que ... l,ADN situé à Hong Kong ... of Pathologists  (Collège des pathologistes américains, ou CAP). ... Kong constituent le premier laboratoire clinique ... certification du CAP en Chine, car il satisfait ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 2Lupin übernimmt Biocom aus Russland 3Redwood Pharma Licenses Novel Hydrogel Drug Delivery Technology From Broda Technologies 2BGI obtient la certification du Collège des pathologistes américains (CAP) 2
... DENVER, Dec. 15, 2010 Colorado physicians confused about ... turn to the Colorado Regional Extension Center (CO-REC), which ... products.   CO-REC is an initiative of ... Information Organization. CO-REC,s selected vendors have ONC-ATCB certified EHR ...
... LAKE CITY, Dec. 15, 2010 Dynatronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ... company until June 13, 2011, to comply with its $1 ... of the general economy, we welcome the grant by NASDAQ ... bid deficiency," stated Kelvyn H. Cullimore Jr., chairman and president ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CO-REC Unveils List of Approved Electronic Health Record Products 2CO-REC Unveils List of Approved Electronic Health Record Products 3NASDAQ Gives Dynatronics a Second Six-Month Extension for Minimum Bid Price Compliance 2
Head-worn Loupe KF Titanium the teleloupe system is mounted on a special frame with straight temples and an elastic headband....
... higher magnification for advanced surgical procedures. Prismatic ... at the highest magnification. 3.5x, 4.5x and ... color rendition is ideal for surgical applications. ... produce a superior image. The compact abd ...
... The XL Advantage delivers higher magnification ... a crisp, true image, even at the ... to edge clarity and precise color rendition ... treated with an anti-reflective coating produce a ...
... loupes are higher magnification ... edge to edge clarity ... ,Keeler Prismatic loupes are ... with anti reflective coating ...
Medicine Products: