Study: Corporate Wellness Programs Do Not Save Money
Corporate wellness programs might change the way employees access health care, but they do not save businesses money in the short-term, according to a study published Monday in the journalÂ Health Affairs. Researchers concluded that the study "underscores that wellness program incentives under the Affordable Care Act are unlikely to greatly reduce health care spending over the short run."
- "Corporate Wellness Programs: Not Quite the Cost-Savers" (Kliff, "Wonkblog," Washington Post, 3/4).
- "Study Ties Employer Wellness Initiatives to Steep Drop in Hospital Stays" (Evans, Modern Healthcare, 3/4).
- "Study: No Quick Savings From Workplace Wellness" (Alonso-Zaldivar, AP/Sacramento Bee, 3/4).