Need more evidence that wellness is a worthwhile investment? These stats should help.
Wellness programs can cut the health risk factors of employees – factors that often lead to costly chronic conditions – by 25% or more.
And because workers with certain health risk factors are more likely to file workers’ comp claims, these programs have the added benefit of curbing comp claims.
That’s the consensus from a recent report by Pinnacol Assurance, which analyzed data from 31,000 people over a five-year period.
From smoking to stress relief
Participants in the study took part in a health-risk management program and had access to resources like telephone coaching, tobacco-cessation aid and other online help.
The study found that participants in the study cut or reduced:
- smoking rates by 35%
- cancer risks by 25%
- depression risks by 25%, and
- stress risks by 23%.