Some wellness programs have flourished in the past few years.[@@]
Researchers at Watson Wyatt Worldwide, Washington, and the National Business Group on Health, Washington, have published figures supporting that conclusion in a study based on an informal survey of 275 U.S. employers.
The share of participating employers offering “health promotion programs” increased to 75%, from 56%, between 2003 and 2006.
Employers also are making heavy use of 2 types of wellness programs that were rare in 2003: health risk appraisals and personal health coaching.