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What are the different benefits of health and wellness programs in a workplace?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Many: There are many variations of the features in a health and wellness program provided by employers, but the main benefit is keeping employees healthier (and thus more productive.) absenteeism due to health issues is a significant cost to employers, besides the fact that it is not good to have health issues that could have been preventable. Utilize these programs to stay as healthy as possible.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Cost/good sense : Wellness programs are driven by cost as well as outcome. In a system where companies provide medical insurance as benefit, their costs/person declines when the yearly consumption of medical services declines. That occurs when less visits/procedures are recorded. Wellness programs also avoid stigmatizing persons with the worst habits/problems by making all employees part of the plan. It works.
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Work place wellness: In addition to the other advice you have received, the bottom line is that when workers are happy and healthy their is less absenteeism and they are more productive. Please utilize the programs they offer as long as they are professionally supervised. Peace and good health.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Many benefits: There are hundreds and hundreds of rigorous scientific evaluations of the impact of wellness programs. There is more research on the impact of wellness programs than anything else your company does. Wellness Programs Improve Employee Health Behaviors Wellness Programs Reduce Elevated Health Risks Wellness Programs Reduce Health Care Costs Wellness Programs Improve Productivity

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