Executives who want healthier employees should make sure their actions match their words.[@@]
Employee benefits managers delivered that message in responses to a survey conducted by the consulting arm of Aon Corp., Chicago.
When Aon researchers talked to benefits managers at 205 large and midsize employers, they found that 43% of the companies already offer some form of wellness program.
Obesity was the top concern of 36% of the benefits managers and fitness was the top concern of 26%. Smoking was the top concern for only 4% of the managers surveyed.
But 58% of the companies with wellness programs do offer smoking cessation help. Only weight management help and health risk assessments are more popular.