Wellness programs take time to show results, experts say

05/17/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek · ClubAndResortBusiness.com

Wellness program incentives and penalties are popular but outcomes data are mixed. Bruce Elliott of the Society for Human Resource Management says companies need to give initiatives at least a few years to show success. Smoking-cessation and employee vaccination programs are easy ways to improve health and lower costs, but Elliott said it still takes three to five years for smoking-cessation programs to show results.

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