|Americans Would Give up Facebook, Coffee and Sweets for Dream Job|
WellPoint survey finds Americans consider their work a major part of their well-being
This survey, conducted to commemorate May as
A fair amount of attention has been paid in the past few years to the
concept of well-being, popularized by bestselling authors
Underscoring the importance of our careers to our overall well-being, the majority of consumers surveyed agreed that work-related accolades, such as getting promoted at work (81 percent) or receiving recognition from a boss or colleague (78 percent), provide a boost of self-confidence.
“At WellPoint, it’s our job to protect all aspects of our members’
well-being. And one important part of that is to help people get back to
work quickly, should they experience a disabling illness or injury,”
To further explore how our identities are closely tied to career
WellPoint’s new survey finds that in fact, consumers would go to great lengths to get back to work as soon as possible rather than let an injury or illness hold them back. In order to get back to their job, 89 percent of respondents would seek the help of specialists to get the right care. Three quarters of consumers say they would make arrangements to work from home (75 percent) or find ways to stay connected at work (75 percent) if faced with an injury or illness.
“We understand that disability leave can take a mental, emotional and financial toll on employees,” said Spahr. “Our team of experts, including case managers, medical directors, behavioral health specialists, nurses and vocational rehabilitation counselors, work together to get employees healthy and back to work sooner by conducting one-on-one check-ins, engaging employees in health improvement programs and more.”
More information about WellPoint’s Disability benefits can be found at www.wellpoint.com.
This report presents the findings of a telephone survey conducted among
1,005 adults 502 men and 503 women 18 years of age and older, living in
The margin of error for the total sample is ±3.0 percent at the 95% confidence level. This means that if we were to replicate the study, we would expect to get the same results within 3.0 percentage points 95 times out of 100.
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members access to the care they need. With nearly 67 million people
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