HR DIVE August 15, 2019
WASHINGTON — Shifts in the U.S. healthcare system have employers looking to new solutions in coming years, officials at the National Business Group on Health (NBGH) told reporters at a press briefing announcing the release of the organization’s annual survey of large employers Tuesday.
“Companies are making more investments in the health and well-being of their employees,” Brian Marcotte, NBGH’s president and CEO said. “They’re looking at investments in employee health and well-being much in the way that they look at investments in training and development and safety within their organization.”
Moreover, the issue of healthcare spend isn’t just about rising costs — it’s also about ensuring an engaged and productive workforce, Marcotte said. NBGH’s survey included responses...