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Early lessons from SBAM’s small business wellness challenge

March 11, 2016

Over 400 small business employees across the state participated in SBAM’s 12-week Small Business Worksite Wellness Challenge that concluded this winter. The purpose of the project was to gain insights our members can use to encourage their employees to become healthier, reduce the number of health care claims and thereby reduce health care costs. Participants were encouraged to add and track weekly healthy behaviors, like eating more fruits and vegetables and participating in weight training. After all the points were added up, the Challenge winner was JetCo Solutions in Grand Rapids. Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with JetCo Solutions owner Sue Tellier.

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