What's the hard return on employee wellness programs?

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  • Mirabito A
  • Baun W
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Since 1995, the percentage of Johnson & Johnson employees who smoke has dropped by
more than two-thirds. The number who have high blood pressure or who are physically
inactive also has declined—by more than half. That's great, obviously, but should it matter to
managers? Well, it turns out that a comprehensive, strategically designed investment in
employees' social, mental, and physical health pays off. J&J's leaders estimate that wellness
programs have cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs over ...

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  • Leonard L. Berry

  • Ann M. Mirabito

  • William B. Baun

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