Workplace Fitness news January 2009

Workplace Fitness

Employers find wellness programs can cut overall health care costs

As employers nationwide struggle with rising health care costs, many have implemented a variety of cost saving initiatives. A recent health care survey found the majority of public sector employers are working to control costs by implementing disease management and wellness programs, instead of introducing consumer-driven health plans (CDHPs).Over half of the public employers who responded to the survey indicate they have implemented a disease management (69%) or a wellness program (65%). A much smaller percentage, only 17%, have a consumer-driven health plan in place.

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