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Study: Workplace wellness programs help cut healthcare costs
USA Today

The real motivator for Americans to get fit at work isn’t smaller jeans – it’s a bigger bank balance. Employees enrolled in workplace wellness programs report reduced personal healthcare costs, most commonly because of fitness center discounts and free preventative screenings, according to the findings of a survey by Principal Financial Group. While the survey does not quantify the dollar amount saved per employee, Principal’s research does attempt to do so on the corporate level.