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:8/28/2014)... Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for ... obesity, researchers warn. The study authors analyzed data collected ... and 21. Nearly one-fifth of them got less than six ... and this group was 20 percent more likely to be ... eight hours of sleep per night at age 16, the ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs ... and pump their "arms" to get aloft? , The answer ... new University of California, Berkeley, study provides a new piece ... in midair, a talent that could have helped their ancestors ... The study looked at how baby birds, in this case ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Christophe ... NJ Top Doc, Dr. Christophe Oliveira, has just ... examiner for the department of transportation. Dr. Oliveira ... perform all drug testing for commercial drivers. , ... musculoskeletal disorders including disk herniations, spinal stenosis, muscle ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 (BRONX, NY) Researchers from Albert Einstein ... have developed a potential antibody therapy for Sudan ebolavirus (SUDV), ... different strain, the Zaire ebolavirus (EBOV), is now devastating West ... Ebola outbreaks (most recently in 2012) that have killed ... in ACS Chemical Biology . , Between 30 ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... In 2012, The Ben & Catherine Ivy ... groundbreaking brain cancer research projects at the Translational ... has officially received the final regulatory approval from ... enrollment for the trial can begin. , In ... Glioblastoma Trial," TGen and its clinical partners will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21 2Health News:Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight 2Health News:Flapping baby birds give clues to origin of flight 3Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Christophe Oliveira of Rehabilitation Instiute of North Jersey 2Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents Dr. Christophe Oliveira of Rehabilitation Instiute of North Jersey 3Health News:Drug shows promise against Sudan strain of Ebola in mice 2Health News:TGen receives approval for patient enrollment in brain cancer clinical trial 2
... New Delhi – This is good news for the families ... products. ,India’s drive to discourage people from ... all cigarette packets will include graphic descriptions of inherent health ... and mouth cancers will be displayed on the packs. Poignant ...
... Health (MoH), United Arab Emirates has revealed 645 cases of ... reported Wednesday. ,"Only a few cases were reported ... Ali Shukur, Under-secretary of the Ministry of Health was quoted ... attached to the fatal transmissible disorder was impeding to collect ...
... would soon be launching a major initiative to reduce ... it has been announced. ,Under the scheme ... (IMNCI), health volunteers, along with doctors and nurses, will ... a senior Health Ministry official. ,Under the ...
... “Withdrawal symptoms related to smoking can be better handled with ... the medical// journal Addiction. ,Dr. Adrian Taylor from ... study revealed that moderate exercise certainly had a better effect ... added that if the same effect was found in a ...
... an enviable reputation in the Malayalam movie industry, has decided ... heart- AIDS. Mohanlal will be the goodwill ambassador for the ... where five HIV+ve children in Kottayam district were forced to ... other children, the contribution by the actor will seek to ...
... held at Prague on Tuesday, the World Health Organization ... combat the movement of fake drugs especially in developing ... health technology, told that sale of spurious drugs in ... 25% of the total drug sales. He said that ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:8/28/2014)... YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... in its catalogue: North America Aesthetic ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p02343466/North-America-Aesthetic-Lasers-and-Energy-Devices-Market-Outlook-to-2020.html ... Outlook to 2020 Summary GlobalData,s new ... Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... WILMINGTON, Del. , Aug. 28, 2014  Rigrodsky & Long, ... shares of Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI )? , ... between September 10, 2013 and July 16, 2014, inclusive? , ... Inc.? , Do you want to discuss your rights? ... former Special Assistant United States Attorney, Timothy J. MacFall , ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... is available in its catalogue: ... Services Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial ... 2021, NAIC 541380 ... Testing Laboratories, Safety and Compliance Services ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 2North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 3North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 4North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 5North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 6North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 7North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 8North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 9North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 10North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 11North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 12North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 13North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 14North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 15North America Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020 16Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 2Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces A Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Lannett Company, Inc. 3Testing Laboratories, Safety and Compliance Services Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 541380 2Testing Laboratories, Safety and Compliance Services Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 541380 3Testing Laboratories, Safety and Compliance Services Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 541380 4Testing Laboratories, Safety and Compliance Services Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 541380 5Testing Laboratories, Safety and Compliance Services Industry (U.S.): Analytics, Extensive Financial Benchmarks, Metrics and Revenue Forecasts to 2021, NAIC 541380 6
... 26, 2011 In a ceremony today, the University ... Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint ... of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging. ... Academy of Sciences Vice President Li Jiayang signed an ...
... 26, 2011 Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDIX ... overview at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on June ... The live and archived webcast of the company ... Idenix Investor Center at www.idenix.com . Please log in ...
Cached Medicine Technology:University of Pennsylvania Announces Partnership with Chinese Academy of Sciences for Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping 2
... Holter, a full disclosure tape ... ECG analysis and unsurpassed,performance in ... use Windows 2000,XP and the ... option of employing,Advanced Biosensors,state-of-the-art,AB-180R digital ...
Universal Hub with Varying Blade Edge Diameters For Mounting the Blade to the Handle; Stainless Steel....
Blunt Tapered Tip in stainless steel....
... Signature Series multipurpose gamma camera is designed ... The system uniquely combines the high-energy and ... flexibility of modern day SPECT and planar ... maximizes camera performance in PET ...
Medicine Products: