High-cost drugs, disease management among top health concerns for employers

Wellness cultures, targeted communications can make a difference: survey
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/31/2019
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Employers are continuing to struggle with persistent issues such as higher-cost specialty drugs and chronic disease management, according to a Sanofi survey. Stefan Malloch/Shutterstock

When it comes to workplace health, employers are continuing to struggle with persistent issues such as higher-cost specialty drugs and chronic disease management, but there are a few promising solutions to be had, such as a strong wellness culture, a focus on mental health and more targeted communications, according to a Sanofi survey.

Wellness culture pays off

Having a workplace wellness culture can pay dividends, found the survey. For one, 59 per cent of employees with a workplace wellness culture say they are managing their chronic condition or disease very well, compared to 44 per cent of those without this culture.