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Lower Your Company Healthcare Costs

Why Do You Need an Employer Wellness Program?

Medical Cost Trends*

2008 Medical expense increases (actives and retirees under age 65)

  • Without Rx up to 10.5%, with Rx up 10.5%

2009 Medical expense increases (actives and retirees under age 65)

  • Without Rx up to 10.6%, with Rx up 10.3%

2010 Projected medical expense increases (actives and retirees under age 65)

  • Without Rx up to 10.6%, with Rx up 10.3%

Prescription Drug Carve-Out (actives and retirees under age 65)

  • 2008 10.1% Increase
  • 2009 9.1% Increase
  • 2010 9.1% Increase

Source: 2010 Segal Health Plan Cost Trend Survey, Segal Group, Inc.,2009

Employer Seeking Link Between Healthy Employees & a Healthy Bottom Line*

  • 50% to 70% of all diseases are associated with modified health risk and may be preventable.
  • Obesity accounted for 27% of the rise in medical care costs over a 15 year period.
  • Best way to ensure an employee's good health is to engage them in healthy lifestyles.
  • From medicine to alternative approaches...vitamins, dietary supplements, exercise, and awareness.

Source: Holland, K. (2008) "Waistlines Expand into a Workplace Issue, New York Times, June 22, 2008

Key Factors in Health Care Cost*

Unnecessary Spending

2009 Health Care Costs - Over $2.6 Trillion Dollars

Only 1% of costs spent on Prevention!*

*Source: National Coalition on Health Care, 2009

Additional Benefits Derived from Your Wellness Program*

Additional Benefits Chart

*Source: Human Resource Executive; Survey for 531 HR Professionals

The Cost to Your BusinessThe Cost to Your Business*

In 2010, the cost of heart disease and stroke in women and men is projected to reach $431 billion for lost productivity, healthcare services and medications.

*Source: American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.