Investing in Workplace Wellness
Most American adults spend 40-plus hours per week at work, so the work environment is a fertile ground for wellness interventions.
And there is an upside for employers to invest.
Healthier employees have lower absenteeism, enhanced levels of engagement, higher productivity and greater levels of job satisfaction, while less healthy employees raise employer healthcare and insurance costs.
New provisions in the Affordable Care Act allow employers greater latitude to incentivize employees to work toward achieving a more optimal health status.