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For N.J. Employers, Wellness Programs Seen as Way to Bolster Bottom Line

New Jersey employers gathered yesterday to swap tips and learn strategies for developing wellness programs that can improve their employees' health - and reduce company costs in the long run.

For N.J. Employers, Wellness Programs Seen as Way to Bolster Bottom Line

New Jersey employers gathered yesterday to swap tips and learn strategies for developing wellness programs that can improve their employees’ health – and reduce company costs in the long run.

Sharon Seitzman, president of provider-owned insurer QualCare Inc., cited studies showing that employers can reduce medical costs by $3.27 for every dollar they spend on workplace wellness initiatives and by $5.60 for every dollar spent on prevention programs.

Wellness programs can include a wide range of activities, from seminars on nutrition and exercise to organized exercise classes held during or after work hours.

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