Monday, September 15, 2008

News You Can Use: On-site health clinics are a hit among employees

Just one in five large and mid-size companies offer an onsite health program, states new research by Hewitt Associates -- but that doesn't mean it isn't a popular benefit. Eighty one percent of companies offering onsite clinics (and 95% with onsite pharmacies) are satisfied with the results.

According to the survey, 25% of employees have used onsite medical care and 50% have used onsite pharmacies.

"While onsite health care programs have been slow to catch on with employers—likely due to the complexities involved in offering them—they are attractive to employees because of their convenience and the level of personal interaction they provide," says Marie Kobos, leader of Hewitt's Health and Productivity Solutions group.

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