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Does Your Wellness Program Hurt Your Profit -- and Maybe Even Your Employees?
Al Lewis and Vik Khanna, for ChiefExecutive.net Link to more items from this source
[Opinion]
Mar. 3, 2014
"Suppose a vendor made you this proposal: 'Pay us to take your employees off the job for medical tests that the government specifically says are unnecessary, and then send them to the doctor (at your expense) even though the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) says healthy adults don't benefit from checkups. We also want you to bribe or even fine employees to drive participation. Despite this adverse morale impact and wasted time and money, we promise you'll reduce your healthcare spending, mostly because we'll make up the savings numbers.' ... Think you'd decline this proposal? If you have a wellness program built around screenings, doctor visits, and 'incentives,' you've actually already accepted it."

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