Health Management Programs Need to Be Built for Retention, According to Employee Wellness USA

March 05, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Health management programs, when designed properly, are a win-win proposition for employees hoping to improve their health and employers seeking to reduce their health insurance premiums. However, management at corporate wellness leader is calling for increased mindfulness of retention in health management programs.

"Continued program participation is like sticking to a new diet," says Holt Vaughan of "At first, it's easy to stay with a new employee wellness program because it's new and your health goals are fresh in your head. But as the weeks wear on, people drop off because they lack the structure, community, incentives and results that they need to stick with it."

Health management is one of the primary tenets at, so program retention is consistently stressed to clients at their San Antonio, TX, headquarters.

Vaughan highlights corporate wellness surveys as an important tool that wellness program managers can use to ensure retention. "Wellness surveys are easy to customize and administer, and they tell you what employees want from their health management programs," Vaughan asserts. "If you listen to what they are saying, you won't have wellness program participation shortfalls down the road."

Vaughan recommends that wellness administrators contact for an obligation-free conversation about program retention if they have any questions.

About EmployeeWellnessUSA

Healthcare management solutions innovator helps companies improve the health of their workforces and enjoy the benefits of improved morale, fewer absences and lower health insurance premiums. With staffing capabilities in all 50 states, coordinates and administers employee health analysis through its unique online health management system.