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  • The global cost of mental illness through lost productivity, absences and staff turnover is estimated to be around $2.5tn annually.
  • While some companies are adding wellness programs measurement effectiveness is lacking.
  • Despite strong data supporting the effectiveness of wellness initiatives, a recent survey by Employee Benefits News (EBN) of 245 benefits managers, administrators and human resources professionals, reported that only 44% of respondents are currently running one.
  • Every dollar invested in the intervention yielded $6 in healthcare savings.