- Higher well-being during the baseline year was associated with lower healthcare costs, better productivity and higher likelihood of retention (staying with the employer) one year later.
- Well-being improved significantly in this sample over one year, with healthy behaviors of employees increasing the most dramatically.
- Those employees whose well-being increased tended to experience a decline in healthcare costs, improvement in productivity and an increased likelihood of staying with their employer over the course of one year.
This research was conducted by the Center for Health Research at Healthways.Read more: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/pop.2012.0114 About Healthways Healthways (NASDAQ: HWAY) is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 40 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com.