DALLAS (June 3, 2016) — A majority of employees enrolled in wellness programs say they believe those arrangements are aiding them in lowering their healthcare costs, according to a new survey.
Sixty-two percent of 750 wellness plan participants responding to a recent survey by HealthMine Inc., a Dallas-based healthcare technology company, said the programs aided them in lowering healthcare costs, while 38 percent said the programs helped them in reducing their sick days.
“Healthier populations carry less risk, have fewer claims and lower premiums. So, it's true that wellness programs have the potential to improve health and lower costs for the entire population, one person at a time,” HealthMine CEO and President Bryce Williams said in a statement.
In addition, 62 percent of those responding to the survey, which was released last week, said all participants in their healthcare plan should join a wellness program.
This report appeared on the website of Business Insurance magazine, a Chicago-based sister publication of Tire Business.