Employers remain committed to investing in wellness programs, despite talk–or stall–of health care legislation in Washington.

According to a new employer study by Fidelity Investments, employers on average are spending nearly 2 percent of their total health care claim dollars annually on wellness programs.

Most have implemented an average of 21 programs focused on prevention, lifestyle wellness, condition management, communication and education. Half (51 percent) of all employers plan to implement at least one additional health improvement program in 2010 and 89 percent expect to maintain the current programs they offer.

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