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Taking the Long-Term View of Wellness ROI


By Michael P. Curran, CEO, Force Diagnostic, Inc., Brian G. Mulconrey, cofounder and advisor to Force Diagnostics, Inc., and Chuck Ritzke, FSA, MAAA, actuarial advisor to Force Diagnostics, Inc.

Three years ago, the Rand Corporation published a report on Worksite Wellness Programs revealing positive returns on investments in disease management, as well as some disappointing results for changing lifestyle behavior. But the authors of the Rand report were careful to balance their cost/benefit analysis with this caveat: “However, no study to date has taken a long-term look, at least from the perspective of a workplace wellness program, at the health benefits of risk factor reductions.” (CONTINUED...)