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Today, more than 80 percent of large and mid-size employers offer wellness programs, and more than two-thirds offer financial incentives to take various wellness steps.
However, a large percentage of employers don’t believe their wellness programs are working. In its 2012 national survey, Kaiser/HRET found only 52 percent of employers believed their wellness program was effective in reducing their company’s health care costs. And according to another study, only 44 percent of employers had actually evaluated the effectiveness of their program.
Elizabeth Bierbower, President of the Employer Group Segment at Humana, joins us to discuss what you can learn from the mistakes other employers make with their wellness programs.
Resources Mentioned in This Episode
- Website: Humana.com
- LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/pub/elizabeth-bierbower/8/76/a16
- Article: “The Do’s and Don’ts of Measuring Wellness”
- Article: “Why Wellness Isn’t Just About You”
- Study: Employee Health Trumps ROI
- Actuarial study: Wellness Study Associated With Health Improvement Through Lower Health Care Costs, Fewer Unscheduled Absences
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