Big Business Invests in Employee Health

As the Supreme Court debates the constitutionality of healthcare reform, Connecticut-based grocer Stew Leonard’s is spending $200,000 a year on healthcare initiatives and it’s already paying off. Photo Credit: shinya via Flickr.

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Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se4 years ago


Teresa Cowley
Teresa Cowley5 years ago

Kudos to him and my congrats to his employees! Most corporations and big businesses are running AWAY from this responsibility!

Barbara D.
Barbara Devine5 years ago

People are the greatest asset for all companies and this company shows that they indeed understand this very important fact - happy, healthy workers are more productive and employees will always stay loyal to an employer who cares! Congratulations to management and hope people do support companies who value their employees.

G C.
G C5 years ago

Joan E., I do agree this article does not go into detail, but the video does answer some of your questions, such as the size of the company. They do state what their annual profits are in the video, and do state that their health center is free to the employees.

With it being a family owned and operated company, there are four Stew Leonard's stores -- in Norwalk, Danbury and Newington, CT and one in Yonkers, NY. If they can do this for their employees, what is the excuse for companies that make way more profits and do nothing for their employees where their health is concerned. I work for a company with the same values that Stew Leonard’s has when it comes to the health of their employees and it does pay off for the employer. Smart companies take care of their money makers. Stupid companies use and abuse their slaves and have a gross employee turn-around.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

J.L. A.
JL A5 years ago

The research that this pays off big time has been solid for over two decades--in reduced sick days, work place injuries and accidents, enhanced productivity--without including the keeping down of health costs claims experience related to premium setting for health insurance........

Cheryl B.
Cheryl B5 years ago

good news

Winn Adams
Winn A5 years ago


Ron B.
Ron B5 years ago

Good news! This certainly bucks the trend of employers eliminating healthcare in general for their employees. At least it's a start and every bit helps.

Deborah W.
Deborah W5 years ago

Anybody old enough to have read IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE and its premise?