Where wellness shows up on the bottom line

The answer to soaring benefits costs may be as simple as getting staff off the couch
By Jacqueline Taggart and Jamie Farrell
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/29/2003

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ear after year employers are told to expect the worst: double digit percentage increases in prescription drug costs in benefits plans, high renewal rates from plan underwriters and increasingly poor experiences in disability claims.

On top of these financial challenges, employers are often confronted by general dissatisfaction among employees with the benefits provided. Where is the beleaguered employer to turn?