in Wellness by (1.2k points)

2 Answers

+1 vote
Best answer

Only one wellness vendor (US Preventive Medicine) has been validated by the Validationinstitute for having actually reduced the risk of a population, and no wellness vendor has achieved an ROI. 

The rest of the industry?  Well, here's a summary of the most recent 11 studies. They all show that wellness loses money and in some cases harms employees. 

by (460 points)
selected by
0 votes

A group did a randomized controlled trial at the Univ of IL, which shows what many have known or suspected. A 2019 Econ journal link is here: https://academic.oup.com/qje/article-abstract/134/4/1747/5550759

"...we do not find significant causal effects of treatment on total medical expenditures, other health behaviors, employee productivity, or self-reported health status after more than two years. Our 95% confidence intervals rule out 84% of previous estimates on medical spending and absenteeism."

by (1.2k points)
18 questions
18 answers
2 comments
321 users