When news broke in late May that the government's own study on employer-sponsored wellness programs showed little progress, the benefits community assembled into their corners - those for wellness programs and those against them.

The study, conducted by RAND Corp. on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, found that despite significant prevalence of wellness programs in the workplace (approximately half of all U.S. employers, with larger employers being more likely to offer one than smaller ones), "our findings suggest that uptake of worksite wellness programs remains limited."

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