2013 Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey

Since 1998, the Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey has proven to be a valuable tool for health benefit administrators who make decisions about the kind of health coverage their plans will provide.

Over the years, the survey has looked at the issues of workplace stress, the growing need for homecare services, and disease prevention. It offers the benefits industry an important benchmark to evaluate emerging healthcare issues that impact employee health and productivity.

The 2013 edition of the survey examined:

  • How employees understand, utilize and value their health benefits today, including wellness initiatives.
  • The level of understanding and receptiveness by plan members and plan sponsors to workplaces taking on a greater role in personal health.
  • Who is responsible for improved integration and collaboration between the public and private sectors.

The results of the survey can be summarized as follows:

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Plan members and plan sponsors understand the value of health promotion in the workplace, and look to providers and government to make it happen.

Tools & Resources

  • Plan members and plan sponsors are not on the same page regarding wellness programs – in 6 out of 8 cases, employers are significantly more likely to say they provide the service than employees are.
  • Plan sponsors agree that a better understanding of their employee population as well as work environment are key to hit the mark on wellness measures – programs targeted to meet the unique needs of an employee population can help increase participation levels.

Making Connections

  • Government and plan sponsors can help each other overcome mutual challenges around coordination and health promotion through joint effort to protect sustainability

For the complete report, please visit www.sanofi.ca and if you have any questions or would like to discuss the details of the survey, please contact your Cowan Benefits Consultant.