One-Third of Employers and Employees Agree Health Care is the Workplace Benefit That Needs the Most Improvement

Patient quality of care has not improved for many, despite health care out-of-pocket costs rising in the US

SOURCE: Aflac Incorporated


By Feli Oliveros

Moving forward, employers and employees hope for more benefits offerings that allow patients to seek affordable preventative care for their health issues and concerns. In fact, the survey showed that:

  • 79% of companies are interested in offering a dedicated, exclusive health care center for employees and their families
  • 81% of employees would take advantage of a health care center of this kind
  • 77% of employees want more preventative help determining health issues before they start
  • 41% of employees want to be able to make telemedicine or virtual care appointments with their doctor

Marathon Health found that only 53% of employee respondents have gotten an annual physical within the past 12 months — a problem that affects both men and women, as evidenced by two separate surveys conducted by Aflac and MDVIP. But if more accessible preventative care options were available to respondents at this time, a greater number of respondents may have been able to see a care provider, even with the pandemic raging on.

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Tweet me: The pandemic has compelled Americans to reassess every aspect of their pre-pandemic lives, including employer-provided health care benefits. A third of both employee and employer respondents say it's the workplace benefit that needs the most change. @Aflac

KEYWORDS: Aflac, Workplace Benefit, NYSE:AFL

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