Does your workplace offer a wellness program? Survey results from SFM policyholders

No matter your business size, there’s value in building a culture of health in your workplace. Wellness programs are one of the leading ways employers influence worker well-being, health and productivity.

We were curious about how employers use wellness programs, so we asked SFM policyholders in a recent survey.

Wellness programs varied by organization size

Of the 209 survey respondents, 1/3 answered “yes” to the question, “Does your workplace offer a wellness program?”

Results varied by size, with larger employers more likely to have a wellness program.

For the smallest companies, under 50 employees, only 17 percent responded that they had a wellness program. This increased to 33 percent for companies with 50-499 employees and 50 percent for businesses with 500-999 employees. Two-thirds of the largest businesses, with more than 500 employees, reported a wellness program.

Percentage of employers offering wellness programs by number of employees

  • 1000+ 77% 77%
  • 500 - 999 50% 50%
  • 50 - 499 33% 33%
  • 1 - 49 17% 17%

Wellness program topics

The wellness offerings within a program can vary widely. We asked employers who had a wellness program what topics they address.

  • Stress reduction 87% 87%
  • Physical fitness 85% 85%
  • Nutrition 75% 75%
  • Weight management 67% 67%
  • Mental health 65% 65%
  • Smoking cessation 55% 55%
  • Financial wellness 50% 50%

Other offerings mentioned:

  • Free flu shots
  • Medication management
  • Chronic health issues
  • Workplace relationships
  • Biometrics

For more information on workplace wellness programs, see our posts:

For more on specific topics such as stress, fatigue and mindfulness, see all the posts in our Wellness category.

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