Chronic diseases like diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease drive a significant percentage of your healthcare costs. Preventative care and sound disease management make an enormous difference when it comes to your employees’ well-being as well as your costs. Unfortunately, high-risk patients are less likely than their healthy peers to seek preventative care and comply with recommendations.
Workplace wellness programs have grown significantly in popularity. A recent study showed that some 92% of employers with 200 or more workers offered them in 2009. These programs may range from simple gym subscriptions to robust programs that include healthy lunchboxes, fitness programs, on-site health clubs, work sports teams, and stress therapy sessions.