Compelling evidence exists that wellness programs work and prevention pays off when done well and in the right way. That matters because today’s health care costs are largely the consequence of poor lifestyle choices. According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,117 million Americans have one or more chronic illnesses like high blood pressure and cholesterol, heart disease, and diabetes, which account for 75% of all health care costs and 70% of deaths in the United States.
Every employer has tough decisions to make when it comes to managing costs – and healthcare costs are undoubtedly one of the biggest (and growing!) costs you face. Many health conditions are a direct result of lifestyle habits that put your employees at risk, including:
But there’s something you can do to help manage these costs – all while encouraging your employees become healthier in the process. CHI Memorial Workplace Health can help.