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The Benefits of Worksite Wellness Programs

Healthy employees are good for business. Worksite wellness initiatives have been found to positively impact the health of employees, as well as the productivity and financial outcomes of an organization.

For Employers

Worksite wellness programs have the potential to:

  • Lower health care costs, which could also reduce company insurance premiums.
  • Reduce absenteeism due to illness or injury.
  • Increase productivity.
  • Improve employee morale.
For Employees

Worksite wellness programs have the potential to:

  • Increase physical activity levels.
  • Improve dietary habits.
  • Reduce tobacco use.
  • Reduce stress.
  • Improve overall health, leading to lower health care costs.
Savings

Implementing a successful results-oriented wellness program involves the investment of time and resources. According to the American Heart Association, for every $1 invested in workplace wellness, companies can receive up to $3 in return.

Consider the following resources when considering the cost versus benefits of a worksite wellness program:

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