Total Rewards Digest

In this quarterly issue, we report on:

  • Annual survey: Health care costs continue to rise globally
  • Infographic: Emerging trends in U.S. health care survey
  • How did stock market and financial results impact exec comp?

Survey results: health care costs continue to rise globally

Our 11th annual Global Medical Trends Survey tracks the continuing rise of medical costs across the globe, what’s driving these costs and the techniques employers use to manage them. Key findings include region and country details, and steps employers are taking to provide effective medical benefits and promote better workforce health while also controlling costs.

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Emerging Trends in U.S. Health Care Survey

Could enhancing the employee experience with health and well-being programs lead to a healthier, more engaged workforce that spends less on long-term medical costs? Employers think so. In fact, 96% of the 666 respondents plan on making those enhancements in the next three years, and they’re turning to technology for help.

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Pay-for-performance update for the S&P 1500: 2016 pay outcomes

Stock performance following the 2016 presidential election has been strong throughout the S&P 1500, and yet financial results have recorded low single-digit growth and less than stellar cash flow. How did these performance results impact 2016 incentive/bonus payouts as well as long-term incentive plan outcomes? This analysis is based on proxy statement disclosures filed this spring.

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Insights: It’s enrollment time again. Put your communications hat on.

Communicating with your employees about their benefits is critical. For employees, informative, consistent benefit education helps them choose the best coverage for their situation. For HR, a strong communication program can minimize issues that arise from lack of understanding. Yet most HR professionals are not communication experts. Numerous resources exist but to start, here are five common errors to avoid.

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Infographic — As the nature of work changes, focus on career enablement

In the new world of work, employees look at rewards differently. They want more out of career management programs. To attract and retain talent, employers need to provide development opportunities to workers in both traditional and nontraditional employment relationships. Here are some opportunities they are missing and actions they can take to enable a modern career experience.

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Rx Collaborative 2016 Annual Report to Employers

The Rx Collaborative provides employers with opportunities to reduce pharmacy spend and mitigate general cost increases through transparency, pass-through pricing and aligned employer/pharmacy benefit management interests. Our annual report reveals a 17% net growth in membership and highlights what drove that performance, along with our continued commitment to pharmacy consulting.

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