Research has demonstrated that comprehensive workplace wellness programs lead to results:
18 studies indicate that these programs reduce medical costs, and 14 studies indicated they reduced absenteeism costs.
13 studies calculated benefit/cost ratios, and all showed the savings from these programs are much greater than their costs, with medical cost savings averaging $3.48 and absenteeism savings averaging $5.82 per dollar invested in the programs.
Demand management interventions (i.e. self-care, decision support) have been shown to yield a $2 to $3 ROI for each dollar expended in reduced medical costs within a one-year period, and limited data indicates a similar return in the second year.