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Survey: Employers Want Web To Make Workers Healthier

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Many large and midsize employers are thinking about making more use of the Internet to promote wellness.

Researchers at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Washington, have published that finding in a summary of results from a recent survey of 182 employers.

About 73% of the employers said they plan to set up a health improvement employee Web portal within the next 2 years, and 65% said they will be using the Web to offer employees “total compensation” information, the researchers report.

About 46% of participant employers said they handle all benefits enrollment activities through the Web, and 27% said they use the Web to handle all notifications of additions of dependents and other life events.