The Benefit to Your Company

With a Worksite Wellness program, your employees learn about lifestyle choices that can increase their chances of staying well. And the more they learn to care for themselves and prevent illness, the less they’ll need doctors and specialists to fix what’s gone wrong. The result for you: lower health care costs due to reduced use of benefits. It’s as simple as that.

But studies show your financial gain isn’t limited to reduced health care costs alone. Implementing a health promotion program such as Worksite Wellness can also result in the following benefits:

  • higher productivity
  • reduced absenteeism
  • reduced disability and Workers’ Compensation costs
  • improved morale
  • improved recruitment success
  • reduced employee turnover

The specifics

A review of 42 worksite health promotion programs, covering 370,558 participants with an average program length of 3.60 years and 4.7 program components shows:

  • 27.8% reduction in sick leave;
  • 28.7% reduction in health costs;
  • 33.5% reduction in disability and worker’s compensation costs;
  • a savings of $5.50 in cost for every dollar invested.*

* Source: Chapman, L.S. Proof Positive: An Analysis of the Cost-Effectiveness of Wellness, 2005