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Welcome to Wellness 2.0
By Rita Pyrillis
From Workforce Management on Monday, February 22, 2016
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Even the term “wellness” is falling out of favor as more companies adopt a holistic approach that includes emotional and financial well-being, according to LuAnn Heinen, vice president at the National Business Group on Health, an employer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C.

“We’re moving from wellness to well-being,” said Heinen,who heads up the group’s Institute on Innovation in Workforce Wellbeing. “In traditional wellness programs, we measure success by participation and ROI on medical costs, but in today’s approach it’s not about ROI. It’s about productivity, and business metrics, and retention, and customer satisfaction. It’s not about health and benefits in silos, but about broader well-being, and that includes social connectedness, financial security, emotional health and job satisfaction. The old way of getting everybody to do the same thing is being abandoned.”