With the economy still unstable, many employees face the strain of job insecurities, rising benefit costs and resulting financial troubles. With so many competing pressures, it’s not surprising many workers are failing to place a high priority on managing their health. This is concerning to both employers and employees: For employees, a decline in health could begin a vicious cycle of increasing out-of-pocket health care costs and stress. And employers could face increasing health care benefit costs and unscheduled employee absences — and, ultimately, a less productive workforce. The implications for workforce productivity and the organization’s performance are potentially great.