Experts' comments turn wellness CW on its ear

Butler, Kelley M.
May 2011
Employee Benefit News;May2011, Vol. 25 Issue 6, p8
The article presents the insights of two experts regarding the wellness programs for employees. According to Sonic Boom Wellness co-founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Danna Korn, health risk assessments (HRAs) are unnecessary and can even be unsafe since a participant could provide an untruthful answer. Michael Davis, General Mills' Human Resource (HR) senior vice president, said that wellness programs can be launch without spending much money since creative thinking is more important.


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