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Helping employees to be healthy makes sense

Monday, July 17, 2017/Categories: Inside Business

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By Scott Wells, Senior Vice President, Tower Benefit Consultants

July 14, 2017

Most surveys show workplace wellness programs have become more popular over the years. According to the most recent United Benefit Advisors health plan survey, 49 percent of firms with 200-plus employees providing health benefits in 2016 offered wellness programs.

Even so, mid-size and small companies still struggle with how to deal with wellness in the workplace, and employers continue to be frustrated by where to start or if to start a program at all.

Complicating the discussion is a host of issues such as keeping a constantly changing employee population engaged, increased focus on health care costs, compliance with regulations like the ACA, HIPAA and others. These contribute to management pushing the whole idea to the bottom of the “must-do” lists.

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