1. Obtaining Management Support

  • Financial benefits of Wellness Programs
  • Return on Investment potential
  • Environmental benefits of wellness programs

7. Biometrics

  • Necessary?
  • What screenings?
  • Outsource or in-house
  • Cost estimates

2. Creating and Maintaining Wellness Committees

  • When committees make sense
  • Ideal committee design and membership
  • Focus groups
  • Surveys

8. Environment/ Benefits

  • Review of health and wellness benefits
  • Creating a well environment

3. Program Designs

  • Industry type
  • Carrots vs. Sticks
  • Points based programs
  • Reward for activity programs

9. Legal Issues

  • HIPAA
  • ADA
  • Taxes
  • Underwritten vs. self funded plans

4. Budgets

  • Estimating financial costs
    • Personnel time
    • Incentive costs

10. Return on Investment

  • Benchmarking and baseline data
  • Data sources
  • Timing of measurement
  • Post intervention measurement
  • Longitudinal data
  • The value of health improvement

5. Incentives

  • Premium reductions
  • Cash rewards
  • Memberships
  • Keeping it simple

11. ACA

  • Impact on healthcare reform

6. Health Risk Assessments

  • Necessary?
  • Outsourcing or in-house
  • Risks and benefits