Workplace Wellness Program

Statistics you need to Know

By 2018, obesity-related healthcare expenses will cost the U.S.

$344 BILLION ANNUALLY.

National Association for Sport and Physical Education

Stress, a key lifestyle factor targeted by man workplace wellness program, COSTS U.S. BUSINESS AN ESTIMATED $300 BILLION ANNUALLY in lost productivity, absenteeism, accidents, employee turnover, medical costs, and more.

83%

83% of American employees are stressed by at least one thing at work.

(Health Advocate)

20%

Worker stress accounts for 20% of direct costs and is associated with high job turnovers, strikes, work stoppages and absenteeism.

(CIGNA)

43% of companies estimate their average PRODUCTIVITY LOSS stemming from employees’ concern over personal issues is between 11% AND 30.
(The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism)

59% OF COMPANIES

agree that workplace wellness
programs can help reduce costs.

(The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism)

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Companies that implement an effective wellness program realize:

Corporate wellness benefitsCorporate wellness benefits

An average $5.99 TO $1 savings-to-cost ratio

AN AVERAGE REDUCTION OF:

Corporate Wellness Program

26%

in health costs

30%

in workers’ compensation and disability management claims

(The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism)

28%

in sick days

In 2014, 76% OF EMPLOYERS offered some type of wellness program to their employees.

But only 18% OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS conducted an analysis to determine the ROI for its wellness initiatives.

Despite the benefits of workplace wellness programs NEARLY A QUARTER (22%) OF COMPANIES do not offer them due to the difficulty in qualifying the return on investment (ROI).

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  1. In 2014, 76% OF EMPLOYERS offered some type of wellness program to their employees.
  2. But only 18% OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS conducted an analysis to determine
    the ROI for its wellness initiatives.
  3. Despite the benefits of workplace wellness programs NEARLY A QUARTER (22%) OF COMPANIES do not
    offer them due to the difficulty in qualifying the return on investment (ROI).
Corporate Wellness

NEARLY 70% OF EMPLOYEES

would participate in workplace wellness programs if provided by their companies.
(The Institute for Healthcare Consumerism)

The VAST MAJORITY (90%) OF ORGANIZATIONS with workplace wellness programs in place would increase their investment in their wellness programs if they could better quantify their impact.
SHRM

FOR EVERY DOLLAR SPENT ON A

WELLNESS PROGRAM, THE COST FALLS:

MEDICAL

ABSENTEEISM

MEDICAL

$3.27

ABSENTEEISM

$2.73

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