Subsidizing health, wellness leads to savings

Helps identify health-risk behaviours, raise awareness and motivate change
By Laura Sullivan
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/10/2012

With health benefit costs continuing to rise, a large, aging population and an ever-increasing need to develop a resilient and engaged workforce, employer interest in employee health and wellness strategies has never been greater.

Supplementing a health benefits package with company-subsidized fitness and wellness programs gives organizations the ability to:

• identify specific behaviours impacting the individual well-being of employees and, therefore, the company