Wellness expert warns against quick switch to outcomes-based programs

10/29/2013 | Employee Benefit News

Wellness consultant Dee Edington says companies seeking to make a business case for wellness are too quick to ditch participation-based programs for outcomes-based models and should wait until initiatives have a 70% participation rate and two to three years of data. Consultant Cortney Rowan of Altitude said employers should create wellness incentives with the intent of measuring outcomes to create an initial baseline from which to compare data in the future.

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