Work Life Balance: Employee Wellness Programs Improve Health, Save Money

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, August 28th, 2014

Many companies are increasingly embracing employee wellness programs to help staff with work life balance. More research is linking wellness programs to good health outcomes. Companies report they are making a difference.

A peer-reviewed study conducted for Interactive Health, which administers wellness programs for about 2,000 companies, found 85% of 15,550 employees and spouses improved or maintained their level of health risk and companies’ health care costs rose 6% more slowly.

“We know we save people’s lives,” says Cathy Kenworthy, CEO of Interactive Health.

working outA survey by benefits consulting firm Towers Watson found nearly half of companies will offer wellness programs next year that cut insurance premiums for those who improve health screening scores. That’s a 22% increase from last year.

To learn how to improve or implement an employee wellness program for your organization, increase your organization’s overall health and improve work life balance for your staff visit SelfCare for HealthCare™. I’d love to talk to you about how we can customize this program for your workplace. Please contact me today to schedule a complimentary consult.

One response to “Work Life Balance: Employee Wellness Programs Improve Health, Save Money”

  1. Divan Dave says:

    We at,, offer Yoga to all our employees twice a week. Additionally, once a week, we offer hobby classes, like Guitar, Piano and painting. Employee can choose one these activities. Our India office offers weekly Bhagwat Geeta (India’s spiritual book) classes to all. We also, give 5% performance parameter for attending these activities. All these activities are offered on office premises and employees don’t have to work extra to attend these activities.

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