Employees may be getting more comfortable with the idea of using employer-sponsored health screening programs.
Researchers at Principal Financial Group Inc., Des Moines, Iowa, have published figures supporting that conclusion in a summary of results from a recent Web-based survey of 1,179 workers at U.S. businesses with 10 to 1,000 employees.
Only 11% of the survey participants said their employers provided access to on-site health screenings.
But, at employers that offer both blood sugar and blood cholesterol screenings, 77% of the survey participants say they participate in both types of screening programs, up from 59% a year earlier.
When researchers asked about the best incentives for motivating participants to use wellness programs, 53% said simply improving overall physical health would be the best incentive.