Wellness Programs In The Workplace
From flu shots to smoking cessation programs to weight loss challenges, the workplace is increasingly becoming a place for wellness. These initiatives aim to keep insurance costs down, as Americans struggle with chronic disease, and improve the health of employees. For some companies, these programs are voluntary. Others have implemented incentives—or penalties—to get employees on board. And now under the Affordable Care Act, employers can charge higher premiums to employees who don’t sign up. Diane and her guests discuss the effectiveness of wellness in the workplace programs.
senior policy adviser at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and on-air analyst on health issues for the PBS NewsHour.
research professor and director of the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies and vice president of consulting and applied research for Truven Health Analytics.
research professor and project director at the Georgetown University Health Policy Institute.
vice president for the Business Roundtable.
medical director for employee health services at the Cleveland Clinic.