Will employers soon be following indices for the Dow and disease management all at once? Quite possibly, according to an April EBN report.

Some wellness experts believe that U.S. employers eventually will have access to daily and monthly well-being indices that capture and forecast, through statistically valid numbers, the physical, psychological and social health of the American workforce.

This could create, for example, a possible scenario in which 21st-century executives will tell bankers that their company deserves a higher line of credit than its competitors, given that the organization has a higher well-being index score, demonstrating that it's more productive and likely has lower heath care costs.

Under this scenario, how would your company fare? Is this concept giving you food for thought regarding wellness? Comment and let me know.

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