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An answer to the question “What’s the ROI of Employee Well-Being?”  
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An answer to the question “What’s the ROI of Employee Well-Being?”  

"Kate Lister breaks down the impact of the workplace on well-being and the steps to take to create a culture of well-being."

Source: workdesign.com

This article offers:

  • The financial impact of of poor health and well-being on productivity lost, reduced engagement, and turnover 
  • The cost of healthcare, absenteeism, and presenteeism for the top chronic diseases
  • A persuasive way to use a simple breakeven analysis to get your program funded
  • Simple steps to kick-start a workplace well-being initiative.


The problem with health insurance penalties based on BMI-defined obesity: 45% are actually healthy. 
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The problem with health insurance penalties based on BMI-defined obesity: 45% are actually healthy. 

Body Mass Index is a broken public health metric...UCLA psychologists examined a sample of about 40,000 Americans and found that almost half of the "overweight" individuals, 29% of obese individuals, and 16% of the very obese were healthy based on their blood pressure, cholesterol, and glucose and insulin resistance levels. At the same time, 30% of the normal BMI people were "cardiometabolically unhealthy."

Source: www.fastcoexist.com

This is worth considering if you're thinking about imposing penalties based on Body Mass Index measures.