Close Close

Life Health > Health Insurance > Life Insurance Strategies

Gordian: Utility Workers Resist Wellness Efforts

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Employees of health care companies, social assistance agencies and food manufacturers may be far more likely than other workers to enroll in employer-sponsored wellness programs.

Researchers at Gordian Health Solutions Inc., Nashville, Tenn., have presented data supporting that conclusion in a summary of results from an analysis of 2 years of records for 1.3 million employees at about 125 Gordian client employers.

Workers and health care and social assistance employers were 157% more likely than the average Gordian client employer employee to sign up for Gordian wellness and health coaching programs.

Construction companies workers were only 44% as likely to sign up for the wellness and coaching programs, and utility company workers were only 22% as likely to sign up, Gordian researchers report.

Employees of finance and insurance employers were 92% as likely as the average Gordian client employee to sign up for the Gordian programs.