Develop a Wellness Program Timeline and Wellness Budget
Develop a realistic wellness program timeline to apply and evaluate the program. The activities should be scheduled at times that are convenient for potential participants.
Typically, an internal staff person – with input from the wellness committee and management – develops the wellness program budget.
An accurate and comprehensive wellness budget will allow the wellness committee to better compare program costs and outcomes during the program evaluation.
The total wellness program budget could also be translated into a per employee cost or (eventually) a per participant cost.
Employee cost-sharing for specific activities is also an option. Keep in mind that programs with moderate costs are more likely to demonstrate cost-savings.
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