Wellness programs pay off for employers

Dallas Business Journal | September 29 – Company wellness programs should be a lot like personal exercise programs:

You start with a plan. You start slowly. It doesn’t have to be expensive to be effective. And it should pay off in the end.

That was the message from a panel of health care experts who discussed strategies for wellness in the workplace in a seminar Wednesday held at The Tower Club by the Dallas Business Journal.

A wellness program for employees in the Baylor Health Care System reduced the system’s health care costs by $4.2 million last year, said Joel Allison, the system’s president and CEO. Baylor spend about $2 million on the program, he said.

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