IPMA-HR hears concerns from members almost every day about their ability to continue providing robust employee health benefits without busting public budgets. Growing evidence supports the launch and expansion of wellness programs as a principal solution.
Following are profiles of one city and two counties where wellness initiatives are working to contain costs and strengthen the public sector workforce. While no approach to offering wellness services will work in every setting, and while wellness will never assuage every worry over health benefits spending, your own local governments may find it worthwhile to adapt some of the practices that have proven to work in other localities. HR News - January 2017