Research: Health and Wellbeing Benefits Guide 2017


This research from Simplyhealth reveals the differences between what employers think employees want from their benefits package, and what benefits employees actually take up.

Key findings:

  • 56% of employee benefits professionals say they 'don't know' what the top health and wellbeing priorities are for their employees.
  • 42% of employers' health and wellbeing strategies include a mix of preventative and corrective initiatives.
  • Reducing sickness absence levels is a priority for 46% of HR professionals.
  • Employees think it is important that their employer offers these benefits to support their wellbeing: personal accident cover, a health cash plan, private medical insurance, healthy eating options and a dental plan.
  • Employees do not think it is important that their employer offers these benefits to support their wellbeing: cycle to work scheme, gym subsidy, childcare vouchers, access to GP services and financial advice.