Corporate wellness statistics tell a clear story - corporate wellness programs are effective, and they save companies money.

You should take note of these interesting corporate wellness statistics:

  • Some 25 percent of U.S. companies were running corporate wellness programs in 2000.
  • Corporate wellness statistics depict a savings of $2.30 to $10.10 for every $1 spent on wellness initiatives.
  • Coca-Cola's fitness program recouped $500 per year per employee, despite the fact that only 60% of their staff was enrolled.
  • Corporate wellness statistics from Prudential Insurance reveal a benefit expense of $312 per person enrolled in their wellness system, but $574 per non-enrolled employee.
  • At the Coors Brewing Co., corporate wellness statistics illuminate a savings of $5.50 per $1 spent on fitness, with a positive side-effect of participant absenteeism dropping by 18%.

To get your your corporate fitness program into shape, contact us anytime for healthcare management solutions that fit your institution.

Corporate Weightloss and Wellness For Employers Decrease your healthcare costs and improve your employees' productivity.

Quick facts

Overweight individuals 1 spend $2,326 more on healthcare than their lean counterparts over a span of 3 years. 2 You could save an average of $775 per year in healthcare with the Optimum Health & Fitness Corporate Weightloss Program.

Obesity's effect on your bottom line

The total cost of obesity to U.S. companies as a result of lower productivity and absenteeism is estimated at $73.1 billion per year. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center found that obese workers filed twice the number of workers' compensation claims, had seven times higher medical costs from those claims and lost 13 times more days of work from work injury or work illness than did non-obese workers.

To combat the obesity epidemic, many companies are investing in corporate wellness programs. Corporate wellness programs are an investment in your company's most important resource: your employees. They can:

  • Decrease healthcare and insurance costs
  • Decrease absenteeism
  • Lower Workers' Compensation costs
  • Lessen short-term disability
  • Enhance performance, productivity, and morale
  • Improve ability to attract and retain key personnel
  • Promote greater employee loyalty
  • Improve public image of the company

The Optimum Health & Fitness Weightloss Program can help companies across Northern Jersey improve their employees' health, and as a result, decrease their healthcare expenses.

Notes and Citations

[1] Overweight individuals with a BMI equal to or greater than 27.3.

[2] (2008, March 10). Obesity a More Costly Workplace Health Issue Than Smoking. Retrieved from Consumer Affairs website.

[3] Obesity and Workers' Compensation. Results from the Duke Health & Safety Surveillance System.


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