Mexico Employee Benefit Trends Study 2018

Chapter 1
A tipping point for workplace wellness


The "wellness movement" has accelerated in Mexico, with 93% of employers saying that encouraging healthy employee behavior is an important goal when offering benefits.

Current wellness initiatives are making an impact on employees in Mexico: 92% of wellness-program participants say they had a positive health impact. These employees show higher levels of engagement than those who haven’t participated in wellness programs.

The challenge? While 73% of companies say they were satisfied with the wellness benefits given to workers, only 29% of employees state they are satisfied. There is an opportunity to differentiate wellness offerings by rolling out targeted programs.

Healthier workplaces increase retention

Participation in wellness programs delivers higher levels of productivity, loyalty and commitment.

The wellness gap: employees fear sickness

Understanding employees' top health concerns is a useful way to help target wellness programs that boost productivity and bring down healthcare costs.

"What are the four health issues you are most concerned with?"

Employees want action, not words

Understanding employees' top health concerns is a useful way to help target wellness programs that boost productivity and bring down healthcare costs.

"How interested are you in these programs?" Note the differences in age groups. This is further evidence that knowing the unique characteristics of your workplace is important.

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I am satisfied with the job I have now

Participated
75%
Did not participate
50%
I am loyal to my employer

Participated
81%
Did not participate
63%
I feel physically and mentally able to do my job

Participated
83%
Did not participate
71%
Cancer

Percentage of respondents listing the condition in their top four:

18-30 years old
62%
31-50 years old
63%
50+ years old
48%
Diabetes

Percentage of respondents listing the condition in their top four:

18-30 years old
45%
31-50 years old
47%
50+ years old
52%
Heart Disease

Percentage of respondents listing the condition in their top four:

18-30 years old
41%
31-50 years old
45%
50+ years old
48%
Stress

Percentage of respondents listing the condition in their top four:

18-30 years old
26%
31-50 years old
22%
50+ years old
7%
On-site medical clinics

Employee Interests:

18-30 years old
40%
31-50 years old
39%
50+ years old
29%
Full annual medical examination & cancer screening

Employee Interests:

18-30 years old
49%
31-50 years old
49%
50+ years old
57%
Gym subsidies or sponsorship of employee sporting activities

Employee Interests:

18-30 years old
36%
31-50 years old
33%
50+ years old
32%
Employee assistance programs

Employee Interests:

18-30 years old
22%
31-50 years old
26%
50+ years old
25%
Nutrition and weight loss programs

Employee Interests:

18-30 years old
37%
31-50 years old
42%
50+ years old
39%