Employers with 100 employees or more get back $1.47 for every dollar they spend on health insurance-related costs in 2022. That’s an ROI of 47%. That figure is expected to grow to 52% by 2026, according to a new study from Avalere Health. Investments in health insurance may include premiums, wellness programs, direct expenses and administrative costs associated with processing claims.
Direct medical costs, productivity, and tax benefits contributed most significantly to ROI. Meanwhile, recruitment, retention, and short- and long-term disability contributed a smaller share. Industries that invest more in health insurance and offer higher wages tend to have greater returns.