What is corporate wellness program? It’s an organized employer-sponsored program designed to support employees (and sometimes their families) as they adopt a sustainable change in health behavior, as a way of improving their cardiovascular health, while reducing chronic disease, enhance personal effectiveness, while adding significantly to the organization’s bottom line.
There are a number of private and government sponsored reports to support the fact that corporate wellness programs works. An effective wellness program can be expected to save employers money in all areas, including cost of healthcare, disability, sick time, absenteeism, and workers’ compensation claim. Employers participating in a wellness program can also take advantage of the government allowed Wellness Tax Credit.

●Employee morale improvement
●Reduced absenteeism
●Increased productivity
●Stress reduction
●Weight loss management
●Improved endurance
●Improved cardiovascular health

(Johnson & Johnson)

-Since adopting a corporate wellness program in 1995, the number of Johnson & Johnson employees who smoke has dropped by two-thirds.
-The number of employees who have high blood pressure or said to be physically inactive decreased by an alarming 50%
-For Johnson & Johnson, the strategically designed investment in it employee’s social, mental, and physical health paid a huge dividends. Johnson & Johnson estimated that the wellness program saved the company $250 million in healthcare cost over a decade’s time.

(H. E. B)

-The grocery giant, H.E.B, estimated that since implementing a corporate wellness program for its employees, healthcare costs among employees who participates in the program was lowered by $1,500 per employee.

(MD Anderson Cancer Center)

-Since adopting its corporate wellness program in 2001, MD Anderson Cancer saw an 80% declined in lost work days from its employees within the first 6 years.
-Workers’ compensation insurance dropped by 50%.
-Through the plan, MD Anderson was able to capture savings of $1.5 million.