Healthcare Cost Governance: What Are The 5 Emerging Best Practices Being Adopted By Walmart, GE, Verizon, Boeing, Target and Walt Disney?


This may be the most overused term in corporate healthcare. Workplace wellness is already a $7+ billion industry in the United States, and is expected to grow to $11 billion by 2019. What does it mean and does it actually have any financial payback? That answer depends in part with whom you speak. If you talked to Catholic Health Initiatives, they would answer with a resounding “YES!”. They credit their “Healthy Spirits” program with “bending the curve” on healthcare costs from prior increases of about 6% per year to a far lower 1.4% per year. They view their wellness initiative as extending the healthy commitment that is their corporate mission to positively impact their employees and their families. Read More