Do Companies Get Their Money’s Worth from ‘Wellness’?
Many companies plan to continue or expand financial incentives over the next three to five years; however, the effects of such programs are largely unknown.
Existing Wellness Programs Don’t Impress Workers
Just one-third of employees say the programs encourage healthier lifestyles: survey.
As core strategies for containing employee health-care costs diminish in effectiveness, companies need fresher approaches.
Wellness Programs: Tell Us What You Think
Where do you stand on the cost effectiveness and utility of workplace wellness programs?
Belief in Wellness Savings May Require Leap of Faith, but They’re Real
Even ignoring predictive analytics results, common sense says wellness savings are real, writes Mike Tinney, CEO of Fitness Interactive Experience.
Obamacare’s Worst Idea: Support for Wellness Programs
Steer clear if you're looking for an ROI, says Al Lewis, president of the Disease Management Purchasing Consortium.
Are Wellness Programs Cost Effective?
Four experts weigh in on whether or not they deliver enough return on investment.
Claims of Wellness Cost Savings Are Overblown: RAND
In fact, the programs lose 50 cents on the dollar, says Soeren Mattke, senior scientist at the nonpartisan research organization.
Wellness Programs Work if Properly Designed
Those that are unsuccessful may fail to determine the program's benchmarks, goals, and vision.
Is Health-Care Reform Really Hurting Companies’ Performance?
No, say their human-resources leaders. Not even the individual mandate is having an impact.
Feds Deal a Blow to Wellness Programs
New regulations could make certain programs more costly and, worse, hinder them from achieving goals that can reduce a company’s health-care costs.