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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. 

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

Presenteeism In The Workplace: Are Your Employees At Their Best?

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Sep 16, 2016 11:07:43 AM

Presenteeism has negative, costly effects on businesses, taking away employee time and productivity. Understanding these issues and their potential solutions is crucial for organizations that hope to maximize their effectiveness and minimize their losses.

How can employers save on healthcare costs?

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Feb 9, 2016 9:28:59 AM

As an employer, one of the things you will be most responsible for is creating a healthcare plan that works for all of your employees. Choosing health insurance seems like a daunting task, especially if your company is on the smaller side or does not turn a huge profit each year. If you are looking to help cut some of those healthcare costs, there are certain steps that will need to be taken right away.

What can employers do about obesity?

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Jan 19, 2016 3:11:11 PM

Obesity can be a big problem in the work place. Obese workers have less energy and are more likely to fall ill, reducing productivity and potentially increasing company healthcare costs. But employers don't have to wait for their workers to get healthier.

Employers eyeing employee fitness to lower healthcare costs

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Nov 24, 2015 10:37:18 AM

Does your company spend too much money on employee healthcare costs? Some businesses are trying to increase office fitness levels to benefit the bottom line. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that even small increases in regular exercise can significantly improve morale and physical wellness.

Following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, are self-funded plans replacing fully insured plans?

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Nov 12, 2015 8:41:20 AM

Following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, employers have begun to steadily shift away from fully insured plans and toward self-funded plans.

Choice: The KelseyCare difference for employers and subscribers

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Nov 10, 2015 9:17:33 AM

One of the things KelseyCare subscribers and their employers like most about our plan is the wide variety of choice it provides. From a patient's perspective, it's great to be able to handpick your medical team, working with physicians and specialists who meet your particular personal and medical needs.

Why employers find KelseyCare to be a 'win-win'

Posted by Julio Iturriaga on Nov 5, 2015 2:25:41 PM

KelseyCare has consistently been recognized by an independent, third-party benchmarking study as the most cost-effective health insurance plan in the Houston market. We are proud to help employers provide high-quality coverage that's good for both them and their employees, by using an innovative, coordinated and accountable model that improves care while saving money.

How much does diabetes cost employers?

Posted by Paula Turnquist on Nov 3, 2015 4:54:00 PM

KelseyCare has consistently been recognized as providing the best value in the Greater Houston market, offering exceptionally high-quality health insurance while keeping costs low for employers and members. One of the ways that we are able to accomplish this is by emphasizing preventive care and disease management, which is ultimately good for both an individual's health and a company's bottom line.

What does obesity cost employers?

Posted by Christine L. Tricoli on Oct 8, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Chronic diseases such as obesity can be a major factor when it comes to rising costs. Obesity and the complications that come with it cost employers billions of dollars each year in health insurance claims, with even more money lost to absenteeism and reduced productivity.

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