Rising health care benefit costs, poor health habits and unnecessary medical care costs consume large portions of employer resources and your employees’ paychecks. In fact, employees with risk factors such as smoking, being overweight and having diabetes cost more to insure and pay more for health care than people with no risk factors. An investment in your employees’ health through your workplace wellness program may already be lowering health care costs.
If you’re looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of your workplace wellness program, consider social networking as a low-cost solution. Utilizing social networking to enhance your wellness program can increase participation and retention, help improve employee behaviors and save your organization money.
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