For every 100 employees in the workforce, metabolic conditions, such as Type 2 Diabetes, cost employers about $87,500 annually. Along with that, cancer costs employers about $19,000 annually. CDC reports suggest the annual costs for a large employer could range from $17,000 for diabetes $285,000 for physical inactivity.
Wellness programs abound, promising a low-cost, preventative approach to lower medical costs and increase productivity and attendance in the workplace. In fact, 98% of large companies (with 200 or more employees) reported having at least one wellness program as part of their health benefits in 2014.
But we find ourselves at an impasse: Why haven’t wellness programs delivered measurable benefits for your bottom line? Read more here