The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the average hourly cost for a private sector employee is $30.80, once all employer expenses are added. Wages and salaries accounted for about 70 percent of the total, while benefits comprised 30 percent. Employers increasingly recognize that improving employee health and productivity is important to both their bottom line and their employees’ satisfaction. They are counting on their wellness programs to bend the benefits/cost curve but must employ strong communication if they hope to achieve their goals. Stratovize will play an active role in improving employee and dependent health and wellness.