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Despite the recent hype about focusing wellness programs on the financial, social, and mental well-being of workers, the main goal of corporate wellness initiatives is still improving the physical health of the workforce. And after years of growing popularity, a new survey suggests that many employers have yet to achieve the hoped for results from their wellness programs.

The poll of 554 benefits professionals conducted by Optum, a health benefits consulting firm, found that nearly all employer wellness programs (95 percent) address physical health. It further found that 65 percent of wellness programs address mental health, 44 percent address social health, and 37 percent address financial health.

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