WellSteps Offers ROI Calculator for Wellness Programs

March 26, 2008 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - WellSteps has used published return on investment (ROI) literature to create an easy-to-use worksite wellness program ROI calculator.

According to a press release, the ROI calculator has the capability to project what will happen to a company’s health care costs over the next several years. It can project how much a company could save by decreasing the percentage of employees who smoke or who are obese.

The calculator is also able to project the health care cost savings after the worksite implements a low, medium, or high intensity wellness program. The calculator only provides estimates and should not be used to produce performance guarantees, WellSteps noted.

“WellSteps has used the scientific literature to create a financial tool that overcomes one of the biggest hurdles employers face: lack of financial evidence that employee wellness improves the bottom line,” said Dr. David Hunnicutt, president of the Wellness Councils of America, in the press release.

The ROI calculator and other free tools can be accessed at   www.WellSteps.com by clicking on “Tools.”