I have sent a study done for me while I was with the Coors Brewery (13 yrs) developing & managing their wellness programs. The study was done by the U of Oregon on the cost benefit of health care and wellness for the company. The factors variables measured were health insurance cost (including overhead), productivity, absenteeism, and turnover.
The results were for every dollar the company spent on healthy people the cost benefit to the company was $1.24 and for every dollar on unhealthy employees the benefit was $8.33.
The factor that came out to be the most important was productivity with turnover and health insurance the lowest.
My questions is simple who is paying for health & and insurance now? And have we really looked at the impact of health & wellness on our businesses?
If you want a full copy of the study send me a private message.