Why a healthy employee saves you money! For every $1 spent on wellness programs, employers can expect a return of $2.30 to $10.10. With only 60% participation, Coca-Cola found that they saved $500 per year per employee with their program. Johnson and Johnson reduced their absenteeism rate by 15% within two years of introducing their wellness program. They also cut their hospital costs by 34% after just three years. Coors Brewing Co.'s employee wellness statistics indicate that they save $5.50 per $1 spent on wellness; participant absenteeism drops by 18%.