Federal Grants Available for Workplace Wellness Programs
As California moves toward implementation of the Affordable
Care Act, wellness programs that promote healthy choices to prevent illness are
in the spotlight of the latest edition of CalChamber News.
Under the law, federal grants may be available to some small businesses to offset the cost of established wellness programs, and insurance companies must provide wellness services, such as counseling and health screenings, at no extra cost to the employee.
Companies such as Safeway have made the investment and launched a workplace wellness program long ago, encouraging workers to take personal responsibility for their health.
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