article_financial_health_fitness-e1404396829126A new study by the Society for Human Resource Management finds that “employers are investing financially in wellness in hopes of decreasing their long-term health care costs,” Benefits Pro reports.

For most of the 510 Human Resources professionals surveyed, wellness has the biggest impact.

“The top wellness benefits offered? Those are health and lifestyle coaching (47 percent), preventive programs specifically targeting employees with chronic health conditions (42 percent), subsidies or reimbursements for fitness center memberships (34 percent), weight-loss programs (32 percent), onsite fitness centers (20 percent), and nutritional counseling (20 percent).”

The report also shows “a five-year trend increase in the percentage of organizations offering mental health coverage, contraception coverage, vision insurance and coverage for bariatric and laser vision surgery.”