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Should employers be required to disclose population health outcomes?
By Bryce Williams
From Employee Benefit News on Friday, June 3, 2016
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So employers want healthier workers, and workers want help from their employers to become healthier. Companies are aiming to fill this gap with wellness programs. Almost 80% of employers are offering wellness and health improvement programs, spending on average $693 per worker, according to a survey by Fidelity Investments and the National Business Group on Health. Employers are investing more than ever in the health of their population. The question is — what’s the ROI? Wellness programs are another line item on the healthcare portion of the balance sheet. As healthcare costs continue to escalate and an $8 billion corporate wellness market emerges, shareholders will expect greater accountability for health spending. And the most accurate measure is the state of a population’s health.