Health care benefits are a major factor in recruitment, retention, and employee loyalty. Today, though, employers are finding it more difficult to manage the cost of health care benefits while trying to provide for employees' needs.
Many employers are looking favorably at plan design options that engage employees to become educated health care consumers. But these "consumer-driven" approaches require employers to know far more about their employees than the traditional benefit satisfaction survey can tell them. They need to know as much as possible about their employees' attitudes toward their health care benefits, their preferences for alternative arrangements, and their feelings about health, wellness, and their roles as health care consumers and decision-makers.
Buck's Health Care and Wellness Survey helps organizations make employee research a meaningful part of the plan design process. Our survey can be conducted online or through printed questionnaires and is tailored to your benefit strategy, health care plans, and population. In addition to the traditional assessment of health care plans and their features, our approach typically covers the following dimensions: