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Is wellness working? | BenefitsPro

manwellnesssuitgetty-crop-600x338Indeed, the highest participation came for health risk and biometric assessments, which 48 percent of employees underwent. Organizations often offer employees lower premiums for doing such screenings.

Only 22 percent of workers participated in worksite diet or exercise events, while 8 percent took part in programs aimed at getting better sleep or quitting smoking.

The average employer offers $800 in incentives to employees for various wellness activities, but the average employee took in only $365, and 40 percent of employees earned nothing.

Source: Is wellness working? | BenefitsPro


A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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