TITLE

ROI even more important than BMI

AUTHOR(S)
PUCK, MICHAEL
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Employee Benefit News;Jul2009, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the importance of measuring return on investment in wellness programs by companies. Without the use of standardized evaluation methods or measures of effectiveness, companies and benefits professionals will have difficulty in determining positive return on investment for their wellness programs. One primary measure of wellness programs is reduction in health risks.
ACCESSION #
43318442

 

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