The following chart shows the increased participation of companies offering programs such as smoking cessation over the past year.
Percentage of companies offering program
Exercise and fitness
Blood pressure management
Also, according to the management association, 45 percent of companies offer discounts or corporate memberships to health clubs. Nearly three out of four (74 percent) companies provide flu shots, but most canceled the programs this year because of the vaccine shortage.
The management association says that employees are attending wellness sessions--such as stress-management seminars--more often than last year. This comes despite the fact that only 35 percent of companies that offer wellness programs give employees incentives for participating.