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Employee wellness programs boost productivity-6147

Employee wellness programs boost productivity

Close to 90% of US companies offer some form of employee wellness program to improve health. Previous research mostly measured cost benefits - e.g., lower insurance and absentee rates.

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Participation is a top goal for employee wellness-5926

Participation is a top goal for employee wellness

"Increasing employees' participation and engagement in health and well-being" is among the top three priorities for employers offering health plans, along with managing pharmacy costs and evaluating the overall health program design and subsidies (employee cost versus employer cost).

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Top-down encouragement leads employees to workplace wellness-5027

Top-down encouragement leads employees to workplace wellness

As part of a collaboration with very large corporations in the United States to encourage workplace wellness, the American Heart Association released the results of a survey of employees.

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Workplace wellness is great, but don't make me do it-5026

Workplace wellness is great, but don't make me do it

Nearly two-thirds (64%) of organizations serving older adults offer employee wellness programs, according to a survey of 554 respondents to an ICAA survey (ICAA Wellness Industry Development Survey 2012). Many employers offer wellness programs, but employees may not take advantage of them. A recent tactic is to incentive them by asking employees to pay a higher share of health insurance premiums if they do not participate or meet health goals, such as losing weight or lowering blood pressure.

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For workplace wellness, is well-being more important than managing disease?-4676

For workplace wellness, is well-being more important than managing disease?

Employee wellness programs often focus on managing chronic disease. As reported in ICAA’s “Growth of the Active Aging Industry in the US and Canada, 2014,” two reports from Rand Corporation identified health risk screenings, weight loss, smoking cessation and exercise programs as the most frequently offered workplace wellness programs. Typical goals are reducing absenteeism and improving productivity. Is chronic disease management the only factor of importance in workplace wellness?

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Biggest return on employee wellness comes from managing chronic disease-4573

Biggest return on employee wellness comes from managing chronic disease

In the chapter overviewing workplace wellness programs found in ICAA’s recent research publication, “Growth of the Active Aging Industry in the US and Canada, 2014," two reports from Rand Corporation identified the benefits offered in employee wellness programs. Those frequently offered benefits were health risk screenings, exercise programs, smoking cessation and weight loss programs. Workers who participated in the programs achieved statistically significant and clinically meaningful improvements in exercise frequency, smoking behavior and weight control, but not cholesterol control.

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