Auto Giant’s Wellness Program Deemed Ahead of Its Time

When the Chrysler Corp. launched its corporate wellness program in 1985 it was considered ahead of its time for the automotive industry and among the first large employers to invest in a comprehensive program. In 1985, 56% of U.S. employers offered at least one kind of health promotion, according to a report by the federal office of disease prevention and health promotion. By 1992, that number jumped to 81% and has continued to grow.