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Woman on fitness tracker illustration Proponents of wellness programs have argued they take time not only to establish but to generate the necessary lifestyle changes that lead to significant results.

Employee wellness programs continue to soldier on, despite mixed findings on the return on investment of such programs.

Last year, a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research of employees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offered up the most concrete answer to date, finding no noticeable improvement in employee health or health care expenses in its first year.

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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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