“Wellness” is more than health screening programs, perhaps surprisingly so. The Workplace Wellness Trends survey released this week by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans categorizes employer efforts to encourage employees to take advantage of their accrued vacation days as a wellness program, provided by 66% of employers surveyed. Health screenings, in contrast, were conducted by only half of the survey base.

The IFEBP included vacation encouragement among a set of nontraditional wellness initiatives that also included:

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