United Kingdom

Aon Benefits and Trends survey 2015 prompts eight recommendations for employers


LONDON (12 November, 2015) – Aon Employee Benefits, the UK health and benefits business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), has published its annual Benefits and Trends research which highlights issues faced by UK employers – along with common gaps in their management processes. Aon has set out eight recommendations to offset these challenges.

Tobin Murphy-Coles, commercial director of Aon Employee Benefits, said:
“By analysing the responses to the survey and the issues identified, we found there were key actions that employers can put in place to support their business goals and work around the common problems. There is, for example, a clear correlation between 75% of employers believing they are responsible for influencing employee health and changing behaviours, yet 38% aren’t using their own analytics to inform or drive their strategy.

“Our experts have looked into the commonality of issues, understood the gaps and recommend eight actions for employers to consider.”

Aon Employee Benefits’ eight recommendations for employers are:

Health and risk benefits

  • Make use of data analytics to drive your corporate health and wellbeing strategy
  • Utilise claims management services early if an employee is absent through ill health
  • Integrate all areas of employee wellness to get the overall picture


Online benefits – flexible benefits and Total Reward

  • Investigate implementing online benefits to increase employee satisfaction and understanding
  • Explore the potential of Total Reward Statements



  • Create awareness through the communication of your health & wellness programmes
  • Entrust your flexible benefits communication strategy to experts


Defined Contribution (DC) pensions, including pensions auto-enrolment

  • Get into the habit of good governance by regularly reviewing your scheme design


An infographic showing these findings can be found here:

The full 2015 Employee Benefits and Trends Survey can be downloaded here:

Aon’s Employee Benefits and Trends survey 2015 received 294 responses from a wide range of roles and industry sectors. Respondents’ roles covered:

  • Human resources
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Reward
  • Pensions



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