The guide does not prescribe one specific program but offers steps to help employers identify what type of wellness program is right for them. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Wellness programs: they sound like a great way to decrease health care costs and improve employee productivity, at least on paper. The reality has proven to be more complicated, with mixed reviews on whether programs are effective or even target the population most in need of assistance, not to mention concerns about privacy and what a program can and can’t do. 

The Transamerica Center for Health Studies, in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary Center for Healthy Workplaces, has created a new resource to help.

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