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Wellness needs to lighten up. It is too heavy as a category and sadly is misaligned with the very individuals it is trying to impact: consumers (yes, employees are consumers). Layer on that it is delivered top down from an employer solely to their employees and it is heavier.
For many years, employers rarely linked finances to wellness, but as the statistics show there is a great need for improved financial well being among employees.
In an announcement earlier this week, Keas, the innovative San Francisco-based health and wellness company, revealed an impressive 300 percent year-after-year growth and a number of new clients. Their health and engagement platform now covers two million lives, including many at Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 companies.
Though workplace wellness programs continue to grow in popularity among U.S. employers, a new RAND Corp. study published in the January edition of Health Affairs reveals some interesting data points on the efficacy of workplace wellness programs to save employers money.
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