The State of Workplace Health

We surveyed 800 HR and employee benefits leaders, as well as 800 full-time employees, to assess workplace health and understand priorities for the year ahead.

Read about the current state of employee physical and mental health, how employees are (and aren’t) using their benefits, and the path ahead for employers in 2023.

Employee health status and 2023 priorities

Roughly 75% of employees felt their health worsened or stayed the same in 2022. In contrast, around 6 out of 10 HR leaders believe their workforce’s physical and mental health improved last year. This disconnect is startling — learn about the current state of employee health and their priorities for the coming year.

1 in 3 employees said their health worsened last year.

Why aren’t more employees seeking care?

Although 84% of employees used their healthcare benefits last year, many aren’t making the most of them. 55% of employees said they feel overwhelmed when they try to navigate the healthcare system and one-third struggled to schedule an appointment with a provider.

See what obstacles and barriers are keeping employees from seeking the care they want and need.

Put primary care front and center

Investing in comprehensive primary care benefits can unlock a better state of workplace health in 2023 and beyond. Learn what healthcare features matter most to your employees and what HR leaders will prioritize in 2023. 


Focus on improvements that will yield the most value

The path forward starts by understanding what best-in-class healthcare means for your employees. See how you can align your strategy around improvements that will yield the most value for your employees and your business.


Methodology: Research findings are based on a survey conducted by Workplace Intelligence and Walr and paid for by 1Life Healthcare Inc. between December 6–December 19, 2022. The survey audience included 800 HR / Employee Benefits leaders and 800 employees who were working full-time, at least 18 years old, and living in the U.S.

*% who said they "strongly agree" or "agree" that regularly seeing a primary care provider has these benefits for employees.

**% who said these items increase when employees have access to healthcare benefits that high-quality, patient-centered, and a good value.