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US Corporate Wellness Saves Money on People Who Don’t Cost Money

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US Corporate Wellness

Category: Wellness

Short Summary of Intervention: “The strategy? Engage… Measure… Optimize. While personal accountability must always be a central component, it is supported through personal engagement and an individualized improvement process. Rather than trying to change the core of an individual employee, we work with the individual to help create a tomorrow that is a little better than todayIn doing so, the organization gleans a strong ROI while simultaneously enhancing the lives of their purported ‘most important asset.’”

Materials Being Reviewed and Summary of Outcomes  

uscorpw350

uscorp400percent

uscorp230percent

uscorp3point27

Questions for US Corporate Wellness:

How can you save $350/year on people who don’t increase factors?   Most people don’t add a risk factor in most years, so wouldn’t this math mean that in a couple of decades you would wipe out healthcare spending simply by doing nothing?

ANS: Refused to answer

What does “400%–The Cost of Productivity Losses to Employers Associated with Chronic Disease” mean in English?  Are you saying that if no employees had chronic disease everyone would be four times as productive, meaning waiters could serve four times as many tables, doctors could see four times as many patients, pilots could fly planes four times faster, etc.?

ANS: Refused to answer

How are Denver Children’s Hospital’s wellness program participants “230% less likely to utilize the extended illness benefit” than non-participants, given that it is not possible for anyone to be 230% less likely to do anything than anyone else?

ANS: Refused to answer

Should you remove the “3.27-to-1 ROI” claim from your website now that the author of the article containing that claim has  walked it back three times while the nonprofit RAND Corporation has also dismissed it and no one has ever replicated it, and the average data is from 2004?

ANS: Refused to answer

Postscript:  Any apologies, explanations, changes etc. added at later dates, following the initial posting

None

Keywords:  US Corporate Wellness, Brad Cooper


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