About Wellness Corporate Solutions

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Companies Combat Recession with Wellness

Our friends at the HR Morning blog report that many companies are stepping up their commitment to wellness, according to a Towers Perrin survey of 500 HR managers. Although you might expect investment in wellness to decline during a recession, we're seeing just the opposite. In today's economic climate, it's more important than ever to address the root causes of rising health premiums.

50% of the companies surveyed "will introduce or increase investments in wellness and health promotion in 2009 and 2010." 32% already incentivize their wellness programs, and another 30% are considering doing so.

HR Morning also cites a study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that showed a return on investment of as much as $4.90 for every dollar spent on wellness. A few months ago, we blogged about a study that examined dozens of wellness programs, and the average ROI was approximately $3.00 for every dollar spent.

Follow HR Morning on Twitter for daily updates on a variety of HR topics. It's one of our favorites.

No comments: