Corporate Health and Wellness

The prevalence of wellness programs in today’s work environment was examined in the 2012 Aflac WorkForces Report, an online survey of more then 1,800 benefits decision-makers and more then 6,100 U.S. workers. The study proved a higher level of job satisfaction, increased state of happiness with title, position and employer and a heightened satisfaction with overall benefits.

Statistically it proves that companies can help increase employee satisfaction by focusing on health and wellness initiatives for their employees and workforce.For example, the study also concluded that 28% of workers said that they would feel more satisfied and loyal to their employer if their company offered more options to improve their health and lifestyle. 35% of employees were even willing to change their lifestyle habits if it meant they could lower their health insurance premiums.

Despite the benefits of wellness programs, nearly a quarter of companies do not offer them due to the difficulty in quantifying the return-on-investment (ROI). However, a comprehensive study of worksite health promotion programs showed that companies that implemented an effective wellness program realized significant cost reductions and financial gains such as:

  • An average of 28% reduction in sick days
  • An average of 26% reduction in health costs
  • An average of 30% reduction in worker’s compensation and disability claims
  • An average of $5.93 to $1 savings to cost ratio

Nearly all (92%) of all companies with a wellness program agreed that this programs are effective.

After hearing the statistics and seeing the benefits, are you ready to learn more and get started?