There are certain maxims in the benefits business, such as:
- Payroll deduction increases enrollment;
- Emergency rooms are expensive—and bad;
- Trade shows have open bars (or should);
- And wellness programs save everyone money.
Well, it looks like we might have to strike that last one. The latest issue of Health Affairs dropped this week with what appears to be the results of one of the most exhaustive studies of workplace wellness programs we have on record. It was even big enough news to make the Associated Press.