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Study Shows: Wellness programs deliver savings!

July 12, 2010  

Canadian employers are implementing wellness programs and drug cost-containment strategies in an effort to battle rising health care plan costs. And according to a new International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) survey, they’re making headway.

The 2010 Group Health Care Cost Control in Canada, a poll of 665 Canadians from the employee benefits industry, finds that the proportion of employers offering wellness initiatives rose nearly 20% to 78% in 2010 of employers, from 61% in 2009. Further, nearly one in five organizations currently not offering wellness initiatives anticipates doing so in the future.

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