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Views Stop obsessing over wellness ROI

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  • May 06 2013, 11:03am EDT
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Today’s guest blogger suggests employers’ focus on measuring the return on investment for wellness programs is distracting from the real effects these programs can have. Read on and let me know if you agree. –Andrea Davis, Managing Editor

Within the span of a few short weeks, I read one study touting a 7-to-1 return on investment for wellness programs, followed by a second report stating wellness has little financial ROI, if any. I also came across multiple articles citing the popular Harvard study, which concluded that wellness produces a 3.27 to 1 ROI, and blog posts refuting the validity of the same Harvard study, questioning its ability to offer decisive evidence that wellness programs generate financial returns. 

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