While wellness is certainly buzz-worthy, several employers are still struggling to get employees on board. Here are a few tips on how to use benefits to engage employees. (Photo: iStock)

The proliferation of ideas on how best to attack employee “sickness” is only rivaled by the rapidly growing number of “wellness” programs. But in a world where 40 percent of employees spend 15 minutes a year thinking about their benefits decisions, what is the secret to communicating and engaging employees in a wellness program that works?

We are in that season again. The time of the year when employers (and their brokers) evaluate changes to their benefit programs. Often, these contemplated changes involve tweaks to existing programs or the rollout of completely new initiatives. A continued hot topic for 2016 is “wellness.”

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