Waupaca Foundry Case Study

The Challenge

The leadership of Waupaca Foundry wanted to improve the health of its employees, spouses and retirees. They wanted to reduce the number of sick days, and reduce the medical premiums they were paying out.

The Solution

By implementing and committing to the Well Nation wellness program over a five year period, the company has seen measurable successes.  In addition to the significant improvements on paper, the company has experienced an improvement in morale and culture in addition to boosted employee productivity and the expected reductions in medical premiums.

Return on Investment

Return On Investment was calculated by finding the difference in medical claims per contract per year, or the savings per employee each year, minus the cost of the wellness program. Waupaca’s Foundry realized a $16 return for every $1 invested in the program.

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Amazing Fifth Year Results

Waupaca Foundry’s fifth year savings were a phenomenal $17,620,892, and saw a return on investment of $26.33.

Waupaca Foundry ROI

Significant Changes:

Fitness Related Risks

Employees made a 37% improvement in those at risk due to physical inactivity.

Cancer Related Risks

34% of employees have reduced their risk of developing cancer

Nutrition Related Risks

Employees made a 17% improvement in those at risk due to poor nutritional habits.

  • Improved Fitness 37% 37%
  • Reduced Cancer Related Risks 34% 34%
  • Reduced Nutrition Related Risks 17% 17%

Overall Wellness Score:

The goal over time is to improve the overall wellness score of your organization. Research has shown that this score correlates closely with health care costs, productivity, overall well-being and quality of life. This employer has reduced the health risks of its population by 25% over the course of their five-year program

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