Between 2003 and 2006, Standard Textile – a company that manufactures textiles and apparel for a variety of industries, including health care and hospitality – watched its benefits costs per employee jump by 60%. That got the attention of the CEO and the company embarked on a more aggressive health and wellness journey.

“It wasn’t that the company hadn’t been focused on health and wellness, just not at the level we are today,” says Scott Silver, vice president, HR with Standard Textile, which has about 1,000 employees in the U.S.

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