Employee Wellness Matters

If you look at the infographic below, it paints a sad picture of how work impacts our healthcare.  At the same time, we have lots of discussion about the benefits (or lack of) for disease management and wellness programs.

I think its critical for employers to play a role in helping engage and educate their employees about health and wellness.  I think this interview with MemorialCare Health System paints a good picture of why and how to approach this.

A University of Michigan study revealed health costs for a high-risk worker is three times that of a low-risk employee. American Institute of Preventive Medicine reports 87.5 percent of health claim costs are due to lifestyle. Companies implementing wellness activities save from $3.48 to $5.42 for every dollar spent and reduce absences 30 percent.

Work Is Murder
Created by: Online University

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