Wellness efforts save K.C. companies millions in health costs

12/20/2011 | BusinessManagementDaily.com

Nine of 15 companies in the Kansas City Collaborative saved almost $11 million in health care costs through employee wellness activities, including offering healthier food in cafeterias and vending machines. Data showed companies saved an average of $194 per employee by focusing on reducing chronic disease, while 60% offered free preventive care, and half reduced insurance premiums for workers who completed a risk assessment, got a physical or made healthy lifestyle changes.

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