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Wednesday
Jun062012

It’s National Employee Wellness Month

The month of June is dedicated to promoting healthier, happier employees for a more productive work force and to lower health care costs. National Employee Wellness Month is an annual initiative that gives business leaders tools to develop a successful wellness program.

According to a Virgin HealthMiles study, 83% of organizations surveyed said they offered wellness programs and did so to reduce health care costs, create a culture of wellness and boost productivity. 

However, though more employers are implementing wellness programs, there remains a significant awareness gap among employees on the variety of benefits their employer offers. According to the study, more than 57% of employers believe employees have a good understanding the health and wellness programs they offer and how they can participate, but only 41% of employees said they had a good awareness of their employer’s programs. Also, employers often struggle with getting the proper data to inform better strategies.

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