Publication Date

Spring 2014


The implementation and growth of Health & Wellness programs has become a very hot topic for companies seeking to obtain maximum returns on their health investment dollars. According to a 2011 PwC Health and Well-being Touchstone Survey of approximately 1,700 companies, 73% reported offering wellness programs to eligible employees. However, the big question in this platform is not figuring out what to implement, but how to measure what has been implemented. According to a National Business Group on Health and Fidelity Investments survey, “only one-third of employers have measurable goals/targets for their health improvement programs, and 59% of employers don’t know their return on investment (ROI).” In order to ensure an effective design and implementation of health and wellness programs, it is important to establish a practical measuring system that can accurately track its performance and evaluate its results.


Suggested Citation
Stahno, J. & Chow, J. (2014). What are the proven financial benefits of health and wellness programs?Retrieved [insert date] from Cornell University, ILR School site:

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