people in bike and pedestrian lanes Some studies have found good financial returns in the first year, while others that looked at outcomes over time have not found that wellness programs result in better health or reduced spending. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A three-year study of workplace wellness programs found a higher share of employees reporting better health behaviors at the end of the study—however, no significant improvements were found in health measures, medical or drug spending, or job outcomes such as absenteeism or performance.

Related: Time to pull the plug on wellness programs?

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