A recent survey of large employers published by Hewitt Associates - a high-volume human resources outsourcing and consulting firm - showed that a whopping 95 percent of the 960 companies participating in the poll offer some form of wellness program for their employees.

And although the term wellness could be interpreted to mean anything from handing out paper pamphlets about health issues to providing on-site health screenings, running health fairs and offering company fitness centers, results from the survey showed that most of the large companies were offering comprehensive health programs that provide a wide range of choices for employees.

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