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Study find that 66% of U.S. Companies offer Wellness Programs August 11, 2009

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A new study for the National Association of Manufacturers which was conducted by Health2 Resources found that  66%  percent of employers offer at least one wellness program to their employees. The study also found that many employers also use incentives to encourage employees to participate in the programs.


Wellness programs are popular becuase overtime they can lead to not only reduced healthcare insurance cost but they can also reduce the number of absences related to Illness. A healthy workforce utilizes their healthcare coverage less frequently and becuase of less illness is at work a greater percentage of the time.


In 2009 the average value of incentives was $329 in 2009. Incentives can vary greatly. One popular one is $1 per pound for weight loss. Incentives can also include health insurance premium reductions which are amoung the most common incenitives. 



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