Johnson and Johnson's Health and Wellness Program

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HR Practices and Policies
Case Length : 14 Pages
Period : 1998 - 2001
Pub Date : 2001
Teaching Note : Not Available
Organization : Johnson and Johnson's
Industry : Consumer Goods
Countries : USA


The case discusses the increasing importance given to the health and wellness programme (HWP) by corporates in order to limit the rising health care costs of employees. The case describes in detail the components of HWP, introduced by the pharma major, Johnson and Johnson (J&J).

The case provides detailed information about how J&J went about implementing the HWP, the initial hurdles faced and the benefits reaped after the implementation. The case also talks about the initiatives taken by J&J to significantly enhance the health and well-being of its employees in the new millennium.


Recognize the concept of HWP and the growing need for implementing HWP for corporates

Understand the tangible and intangible benefits reaped by implementing HWP

identify the areas and business sectors/organizations where HWP is necessary to improve the mental and physical health of employees

Understand how HWP can provide a significant difference to an organization by way of appreciable growth in employee morale and productivity

Study the components of a health and wellness programme and the strategy for its implementation and success


  Page No.
Introduction 1
Background Note 2
The Health and Wellness Program 4
The Benefits Reaped 8
Other Employee Health Friendly Initiatives 8
Exhibits 10

Key Words:

Johnson and Johnson, Health and Wellness Programme (HWP), Employee health, Medical insurance, Corporate health programmes, Work environment, Employee assistance, Flexi work options

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