The article below is from HR Dive, written by Valerie Bolden-Barrett.
- A HealthFitness study found that Wellness program participants want a personalized experience, such as coaching, along with innovative technology. Wellness programs that provide both can attract and retain participants.
- The study also revealed that personal coaching drives as much as 70% of medical cost savings in wellness programs, improves health outcomes and results in high satisfaction for participants.
- About 30% of HealthFitness’s wellness program clients enroll in coaching, says HealthFitness. Program participants with coaches save on average $586 or 11.3% of medical costs, while participants in non-coaching programs save $261 or 5.2% of medical costs.