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The last several years have seen various conclusions about the effectiveness of wellness programs. Some say they’re only popular with those who are health-conscious to begin with, and others say the impact of programs goes beyond measurable ROI. But you can add one to the pro-wellness program column: Participants in a study of at-risk employees and spouses or partners enrolled in an employer-sponsored wellness program who also participated in a digital intervention program cut their risk of diabetes, as well as reducing body weight.
The research comes from Quest Diagnostics and concludes that “[e]mployer wellness programs that combine laboratory and biometric screening with digital behavioral counseling can significantly reduce employees’ risk of developing chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.”
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