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We can all agree that the last 2 years have been nothing like any of us would have imagined. For employers especially, it has crystallized the realization that employee wellbeing is critical to business success. With this empathic attitude, employers are re‑evaluating the health and benefits they are providing.
Employers need to ensure their health and benefits programs are equal and inclusive.2 But what does that mean? By creating expansive employee wellness strategies, employers are addressing the gaps and disparities in healthcare, wellbeing and financial protection of all employees, including under-represented groups. They are also offering a wide spectrum of support that allows employees to create their personalized wellness journeys that are as individual as they are.
2020 was the year that virtual health took flight. With access to our regular doctors and other healthcare providers curtailed, people and practitioners went online. No longer an after-thought, digital health became the norm. Facetime® visits with your doctor, Zoom calls with your physio or mental therapist helped people get support and stay connected during lockdowns. Often as effective, if not more so, the flexibility of adopting this new way of engaging healthcare professionals is here to stay. Digital acceptance and ease of use will continue to grow and improve as tech and health companies continue to invest in the new digital health future.
With more tech start ups and bricks and mortar companies joining an already crowded online marketplace, keeping up-to-date with the best health applications is almost impossible. Just searching for online fitness classes can return over 4.6 billion results. Going online also expands your possibilities beyond just Canadian companies to include global options. It’s a daunting task - especially if you are sourcing multiple suppliers to fulfill your workplace wellness strategy. The Mercer Marsh Benefits team does this for you with the power and breadth of our global expertise. Wellness offerings are identified, vetted and negotiated with the power of Mercer Marsh Benefits.