How to Justify Workplace Wellness: It's Value on Investment (VOI), Case Closed
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How to Justify Workplace Wellness: It's Value on Investment (VOI), Case Closed

It’s 2015 and the debate on the employer return on investment (ROI) for wellness programs is noisier than ever. But traditional medical-cost-based ROI methodologies have been challenged as overly optimistic, and sometimes flawed. The Answer? Use Value on Investment (VOI) for a more accurate picture. Learn about the value beyond medical cost reduction and how to account for it. Learn to successfully make the case to senior management. Craft a data-driven strategy for your workforce.

When: 3/30/2015
From 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Webinar

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During this session we will review how the new dialogue on workers’ health VOI will shift from a focus on curbing runaway employer expenses, to helping employees curb their own risks and costs. We will address how:


·         The value of a healthier workforce leads to lower rates of absenteeism and presenteeism.

·         A healthier workforce is more engaged in their jobs and more loyal to their employer.

·         Businesses with healthier workers run better and have been proven to be more profitable.

·         Employers should employ risk stratification to develop strategies specific to their workforce.



Ronald S. Leopold, MD, MBA, MPH

Dr. Leopold heads Health Outcomes for the Willis Human Capital Practice. He is a well-recognized industry thought leader in workforce health and productivity.

Ron leads the development and deployment of Willis consulting and solutions in the areas of: health and wellness; clinical data analytics; and absence and productivity.

Dr. Leopold is a longstanding member of the National Speakers Association, and is known for his entertaining style, blending thought-provoking industry insights with compelling illustrations. He has been widely quoted in national and industry publications, and has been a frequent contributor on health and productivity topics. Ron is also recognized as a social media pioneer in his field.

Dr. Leopold’s work addresses various topics, such as: how workforce health impacts business operations, the strategic value of employee benefits, the four generations in the workplace, the value of financial wellness, and the implications of health care reform for American businesses.

Boarded by the American College of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine Physician, Dr. Leopold holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Public Health from Boston University.

His recent book on the future of employee benefits entitled The Benefits Edge: Honing the Competitive Value of Employee Benefits has been described as a blueprint for benefits in the decade of health care reform.

He is also the author of A Year in the Life of a Million American Workers, an almanac of health, productivity and absence data.

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