Leading U.S. organizations are turning to prevention-based employee health benefits to improve workforce health and reduce health care costs. Yet, according to a survey released this week by Virgin HealthMiles, there's a critical awareness gap threatening that strategy's success.

Most organizations surveyed (83%) say they offer employee health and wellness benefits, with 81% citing "reducing health care costs" as top priority. But there's a gap between employers' perceptions of employee awareness and understanding of these benefits, and what employees say.

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