Expert: Wellness programs key to combat lifestyle-related conditions

A few years ago, employee wellness was a nice-to-have program. But now, more than 50 percent of healthcare dollars are associated with lifestyle conditions, making it a must-have for today's employers. And with this must-have mentality, companies increasingly look to start or expand wellness programs. One of those companies is Louisville, Kentucky-based Humana, which offers a wellness and rewards program provided through HumanaVitality. Thanks to the wellness program, Humana cut unscheduled absences from work by 56 percent and monthly claims costs by an average of $3 for more than 13,000 participating employees. To learn more about the increased focus on employee wellness and how to encourage healthy behaviors, FierceHealthPayer spoke with Joe Woods, CEO of HumanaVitality. Read the full article from FierceHealthPayer