Nearly 9 in 10 executives say that improving employee health is their top reason for implementing workplace wellness programs, according to new research.
Humana unveils this finding in “Measuring wellness: From data to insights,” a report that explores why companies implement workplace wellness, how data influences these programs and obstacles that inhibit program participation. Conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit on behalf of Humana, the study surveyed 225 U.S.-based executives and 630 full-time employees from organizations with workplace wellness programs.
“[E]mployers now view ROI as an important, but not exclusive or even primary measure of a wellness program’s success,” says Beth Bierbower, president of Humana’s Employer Group Segment. “Employers are now seeing that employee health is important beyond health care costs. It has profound impacts on productivity, retention, workplace engagement and morale.”