TITLE

Workplace Wellness Cuts Heath-Care Costs, Improves Productivity

AUTHOR(S)
Henderson, David
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Business Journal (Central New York);5/9/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 19, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author reflects on the significance of workplace wellness programs in reducing health care costs and improving productivity in New York. He cites the study conducted by the Partnership for Prevention which revealed that companies which implemented these programs experienced a 28% reduction in absenteeism. He explains that these programs allow people to take control of their lives.
ACCESSION #
39363678

 

Related Articles

  • Wellness programs may save money over time. Strauss, Steven D. // Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);8/15/2005, Vol. 22 Issue 33, p23 

    Focuses on the use of wellness programs to reduce medical costs provided by businesses for employees. Percentage of U.S. businesses which offer wellness programs to their employees; Types of wellness programs; Benefits of the programs for businesses, including reduced absenteeism.

  • Obesity Affects Workplace Productivity. Ketter, Paula // T+D;Jun2006, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p13 

    The article discusses the impact of obesity on workplace productivity in the United States. ally in healthcare costs, According to a whitepaper by Leade Health, a health coaching organization in Ann Arbor, Michigan, obese workers cost employers about $123 billion annually in healthcare costs....

  • DO THE RIGHT THING. Jacobs, Bruce // Benefits Selling;Apr2014, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p54 

    The article focuses on ensuring a successful wellness program for employees. Topics covered include the proportion of companies that offered wellness programs to workers in the U.S., importance of the program to reduce care costs and efforts to address absenteeism. Also mentioned is the...

  • Health and Productivity Programs More Common. Marshall, Jeffrey; Heffes, Ellen M. // Financial Executive;Oct2004, Vol. 20 Issue 7, p11 

    The article looks at employee health and productivity programs. A survey has found that health and productivity management (HPM) practices are increasing in popularity as employers attempt to lower healthcare costs and increase productivity, particularly within larger companies. The survey,...

  • Fitness programs are paying off, companies discover.  // Industrial Safety & Hygiene News;Jul2004, Vol. 38 Issue 7, p8 

    Advises employers on the benefits of employee fitness programs. Improvement in performance; Reduction in absenteeism and healthcare costs.

  • Better Health at Bargain Prices: Six Ways to Institute an Affordable Workplace Wellness Program.  // Adhesives & Sealants Industry;Nov2014, Vol. 21 Issue 11, p45 

    The article describes several ways to institute an affordable workplace wellness program. Cited are some factors influencing the decision to institute work-site wellness program including time and money. Also noted is a decline in medical and absenteeism costs due to effective workplace wellness...

  • Workplace stress not addressed: Survey. Wojcik, Joanne // Business Insurance;11/30/2009, Vol. 43 Issue 43, p4 

    The article reports on the inaction of most employers to address workplace stress based on a joint survey by Watson Wyatt Worldwide and the National Business Group on Health. The findings indicated that firms that maintain health and productivity management programs despite the recession are...

  • Workforce Fitness: Description, Contextual Issues, and Implications for Public Health. Pronk, Nicolaas P. // Frontiers in Public Health Services & Systems Research;Sep2015, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p19 

    Workforce fitness matters for the prevention of premature death, chronic diseases, productivity loss, excess medical care costs, loss of income or family earnings, and other social and economic concerns. Yet fitness levels appear to be relatively low and declining. Over the past half century...

  • New Study Demonstrates Benefits of Worksite Health Promotion Programs for Small Businesses.  // Biomedical Market Newsletter;5/14/2011, p699 

    The article cites a study facilitated by Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) and published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, that shows the benefits of worksite health and wellness programs for small businesses. It states that the worksite health promotion...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics