HealthLeaders Media January 17, 2020
Kaiser Health News

Sleep is the latest in an ever-growing list of wellness issues that firms are targeting to improve workers’ health and lower medical costs.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

– The AMA followed 33,000 employees of BJ’s Wholesale Club for 18 months and found the wellness program did not lead to significant reductions in health spending.

– About 1 in 4 large employers offer programs to help workers get better sleep and more than half plan to implement such efforts by 2021.

– Benefits officials say promoting a good night’s sleep for employees is as important as making sure their blood sugar and cholesterol are under control.

This article was first published on Friday, January 17, 2020 in Kaiser Health News.

By Phil Galewitz

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