In Canada, over $69 billion is spent each year on direct and indirect costs for five unhealthy risk factors—overweight/obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, excessive alcohol and not eating enough fruits and veggies. Small improvements to employee health translate into BIG savings. Interested in seeing how much your company can save if you made small changes? Use the economic burden tool to find out what the costs are for your employee population and then see your potential cost savings
Workplace wellness: getting a return on your investment
Interested in a workplace wellness program, but not sure how to evaluate its success? Explore some of the research on wellness programs and learn how you can measure the return on investment yourself.
Health risk assessments have become the new entry point for health and wellness strategies - but today’s HRAs go even further, determining an individual’s susceptibility to future health issues and then communicating that information back to them.
This article from Benefits Canada provides documented evidence of return on investment (ROI) for wellness initiatives undertaken by the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP), using predictive analytics and modeling
Cancer Prevention: Economic Assessment of Workplace Wellness Initiatives
This report from Alberta Health Services looks at the workplace as a setting for interventions designed to reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Considering that the workplace is second only to the education system in its effectiveness as a population based approach to health promotion and chronic disease prevention, this report provides insight into the evidence for the effectiveness as well as the economic impact of workplace wellness interventions to prevent chronic disease.