February 04, 2014

Ten Things Employers Should Know About Wellness Programs

Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce's HR newsletter, February, 2014

In recent years, many employers have instituted employee wellness programs to encourage good health, lower medical costs, and improve employee productivity and attendance. Initially, large employers were the primary proponents of wellness plans, but now many small and mid-sized companies sponsor wellness programs. Wellness programs can take many forms. Some focus more on disease management while others focus more on healthy lifestyles and habits.

Here are 10 key things to know about employee wellness programs.