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Top 6 ROI-producing wellness initiatives

The most effective way to control rising healthcare costs is still to implement a wellness program. But what is it specifically your program should be doing?

Health Fairs Direct, a corporate health and wellness events provider, recently released a report on the return on investment of specific wellness initiatives.

The report analyzed 50 studies of the wellness programs offered at different organizations including Johnson and Johnson, Citibank, DuPont, Duke University and The California Public Retirees System.

It also took into account reports from major insurance providers including Cigna, United Health Care and Aetna.

Here are the six best wellness initiatives Health Fairs Direct identified as producing the the greatest ROI:

  1. Health risk assessments — $6.04 for every $1 spent on it
  2. Fitness programs — $4.90
  3. Wellness coaching — $4.90
  4. Smoking cessation — $3.50
  5. Flu shots — $2.10
  6. Obesity management — $1.17

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