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In response to a growing lifestyle disease epidemic over the last several decades, and the resulting adverse impact on employee health and well-being, there is increased interest in employer-based wellness programs, as well as employer-based health clinics. According to RAND Health’s Workplace Wellness Programs Study Final Report (2013), recognizing that these chronic conditions lead to lowered productivity due to absence from illness (absenteeism)and reduced performance even while at work (presenteeism), as well as the associated increase in health care coverage costs and reduced competitiveness in the marketplace, about half of all U.S. employers with 50 or more employees offer workplace wellness programs. Read More ›

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