Here are some proven fact findings from different researches conducted on the impact and importance of wellness programs offered to employees as follows:
- A 2011 study published by the American Journal of Health Promotion demonstrated that health care costs rose at a 15 percent slower rate among wellness program participants when employers consistently offered a wellness program to their employees.
- A review of 72 studies published in the American Journal of Health Promotion showed an average corporate wellness return on investment (ROI) of $3.48 per $1 when considering health care costs alone, $5.82 when examining absenteeism and $4.30 when both outcomes are considered.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, per each employee that smokes, it costs a company $3,391 per year—including $1,760 in lost productivity and $1,623 in excess medical expenses. Smoking cessation programs have shown both an immediate and a long-term return on investment.