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The new direction of corporate wellness
By Cindy Goodman
From The Miami Herald on Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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With the evolution of corporate wellness, measuring the amount spent to get workers healthy against the savings on medical costs, also known as return on investment, became less important. “That approach didn’t gain traction because [return on investment] is too difficult to measure,” says LuAnn Heinen, vice president at the National Business Group on Health, an employer advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. “Now it is about the bigger picture — having happy, flourishing, engaged employees who have a sense of well-being.”

The new direction of corporate wellness, touted as Wellness 2.0, includes programs that address emotional needs such as stress management, sleep management, financial health, work/life balance, and social and community connections. “Employees who are more connected interpersonally at work are happier, healthier, less likely to call in sick and more likely be there for their teammates,” Heinen says.

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