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How employers can help combat obesity at work

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Jan 3, 2017 11:59:00 AM

In an effort to curb healthcare spending, businesses may create campaigns geared toward reducing their employees' risk of chronic conditions. Among these, obesity is one of the most expensive for employers - it costs companies as much as $73.1 billion annually, according to recent studies. This total comes from more than just the cost of treating obesity and its long list of related diseases but also from the burden of absenteeism and reduced productivity due to poor health. Therefore, organizations that are committed to combating obesity in their workplace stand to gain not just health and wellbeing, but also healthcare costs and improved business performance. 

Let us s​how you how you can save 15-30% on your company's total medical  costs. 

Here's a list of ways you can reduce the risk of obesity at your office:

Employer-sponsored healthcare is a powerful tool

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Nov 9, 2016 9:26:20 AM

Employee-sponsored health insurance has long been considered a crucial benefit by both job seekers looking for stable employment and employers looking for a high quality workforce. Even after major reforms — such as the Affordable Care Act, which created a framework by which individuals can purchase insurance through state-based markets, often with subsidies — the vast majority of working Americans still receive their insurance through their employer. And they're quite attached to it.

While healthcare cost increases are falling, employees shoulder growing burden

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Aug 24, 2016 3:50:08 PM

Since the 2008 recession saw healthcare premiums skyrocket, the rate of cost increase has slowed significantly. However, according to a new study from Xerox, today's healthcare costs are still climbing at a rate that far outpaces that of inflation, suggesting we still have a long way to go to bring down coverage expenses. 

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