wellness http://michiganradio.org en Kalamazoo County saves millions in health care costs http://michiganradio.org/post/kalamazoo-county-saves-millions-health-care-costs <p>A wellness program is paying huge dividends for <a href="http://www.kalcounty.com/">Kalamazoo County</a>. This year, the county spent $7.7 million on health care for its employees. That’s a little more than $2 million less than it spent 6 years ago.</p><p>Anne Conn is Kalamazoo County’s assistant director of Human Resources. She says they enticed employees to participate in the wellness program by offering freebies and even an extra day off.</p><blockquote><p>"People are in the wellness program now because they want to be, not because we’re giving them a t-shirt to do it."</p> Tue, 21 Dec 2010 00:18:51 +0000 Lindsey Smith 658 at http://michiganradio.org Kalamazoo County saves millions in health care costs