Corporate Wellness Programs Continue to Grow

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In 2013, more than twice as many midsized corporate employers intend to offer wellness-based incentive programs to employees as did so in 2010, according to a survey conducted by Fidelity Investments® and the National Business Group on Health. This represents a significant growth opportunity for fitness professionals with a wellness background. [Editor’s note: For more on corporate wellness career opportunities, read “Health Is Wealth: The Rise of Workplace Wellness,” by Shirley Archer, JD, MA, in the May 2012 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.]

“As the cost of providing health care continues to increase, employers recognize one of the key ways to manage their company’s cost is to incent their workforce to lead a healthier lifestyle,” said Adam Stavisky, senior vice president of Fidelity’s Benefits Consulting business in a press release. Many employers are expanding wellness incentives to dependents. Programs will often include discounted gym memberships or onsite exercise activities to promote healthier lifestyles.

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Shirley Archer, JD, MA

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June 2013

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