Health Trends Insights – Deep Dive

How employers can promote a healthier workforce

Claims activity in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is rising, despite many businesses experiencing a decrease in claims during the pandemic, the upward trend in 2022 looks to exceed even pre-pandemic levels.

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Claims activity in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region is rising, despite many businesses experiencing a decrease in claims during the pandemic, the upward trend in 2022 looks to exceed even pre-pandemic levels.

Non-communicable diseases (chronic conditions) are one of the top drivers of claims activity in the region. Besides driving up medical costs for organizations with employer-sponsored medical, unhealthy workforces can expose organizations to increased people risks. Employers should be looking for opportunities to manage rising costs and mitigate risk without reducing the value that their benefits plan provides to employees.

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What can employers be doing to promote a healthier workforce?

  • Analyze your data to understand what your workforce health looks like, what your biggest risks are, and which conditions are driving claims in your organization.
  • Design your benefits plan to manage your organizations’ risks.
  • Consider the diversity of your benefits offering, evaluate your wellness strategy, and consider preventative care and self-care strategies. Many chronic conditions are influenced by lifestyle therefore offer benefits that can help employees manage their health better.

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