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2024 Wellness Trends

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Employers are adopting strategies to prioritize the overall well-being of their workforce - physically, mentally, and financially. While mental health support has been expanded in previous years, some employers are shifting gears and embracing a holistic approach to employee well-being, recognizing the interconnectedness of all aspects of wellness.Here are five employee wellness trends to look out for in 2024.


1. Supporting Employee Burnout

Long hours, toxic workplaces, understaffing, unclear policies, and conflict contribute to employee burnout. Employers may prioritize strategies like designated downtime, realistic workload expectations, and flexible arrangements for a healthy work-life balance. Employers may focus on enhancing employee assistance programs, counseling, and stress management workshops. More employees may invest in resources to destigmatizing the topic of mental health and foster a culture where employees feel comfortable seeking support.


2. Integrated technology

Employers will embrace more technological advancements and investigate how to integrate them into their wellness or employee-focused programs. This may include digital health platforms, wearable technology, and artificial intelligence (AI) solutions.

Technology enables real-time health monitoring, personalized wellness plans, and 24/7 access to health resources. Virtual health platforms overcome barriers to health care access, while apps in 2024 go beyond fitness tracking to include mindfulness exercises and personalized wellness plans. AI-driven approaches promote preventive care and personalized data empowers informed decisions. Employers can leverage technology to enhance employees' well-being experiences.


3. Expanding Financial Wellness Programs

Financial stress impacts employees' mental and emotional health. Employers may want to extend wellness programs to include financial education and support. This may include topics including managing debt, building emergency savings, and preparing for significant life events. Employers can reduce financial stress by offering attractive programs and exploring financial wellness resources. Financial wellness is critical for well-being and can be a competitive offering.


4. Taking a Holistic Approach to Wellness

In 2024, employers are adopting a holistic approach to employee well-being, encompassing nutrition, fitness, mental health, and stress management. This fundamental shift emphasizes creating a supportive culture that prioritizes mental and financial well-being, fostering balance, and resilience. Employers have the power to cultivate a nurturing environment that champions learning, fosters open dialogue, and maximizes the use of available resources by placing a strong emphasis on the mental and financial well-being of their employees in health and wellness initiatives.


5. Cultivating a Company Culture of Care

Employers are making a conscious effort to create a caring culture where employees feel seen, valued, and supported. This includes activities, programs, and training focused on empathy and emotional intelligence. Psychological safety is also a growing priority, where employees feel secure in being vulnerable and sharing ideas without fear of negative consequences. Employers play a crucial role in nurturing psychological safety and can foster a safe work environment through leadership reflection, employee wellness initiatives, and training on supportive behaviors.



Employee wellness is gaining prominence in 2024, with employers embracing a holistic approach to workplace wellbeing that recognizes the interconnected nature of physical, mental, and financial health. By evaluating current wellness initiatives and seeking employee feedback, employers can enhance offerings and investments to better support overall well-being. Download the bulletin for more details.

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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

When it comes to employee benefits, Nicole Miller is a good person to have on your side. She’s worked in the insurance industry since 2004 and has experience working on both the insurance carrier/agency side. Her customers find her to be dependable, detail-oriented, and highly skilled at simplifying the complex. As Account Manager for National Insurance Services, Nicole works with Michigan schools, cities, and counties on their employee benefits, benefit communication, and wellness plans. She helps employees and employers answer policy-related questions, resolve employee claim issues with carriers, and assists with employee or insurance committee meetings. Nicole is a licensed insurance agent.