The average employee who participates in a health coaching program saves the company an average of $586 a year. (Photo: iStock)

A new report claims health coaching is a good way for employers to get a good bang for their buck when designing wellness programs.

HealthFitness, a firm which sets up wellness programs for employers, says although only 30 percent of employees typically sign up for health coaching when it’s offered, these workers provide 70 percent of the cost-savings employers achieve by implementing a wellness program.

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