Our Current State
The state of Utah will spend an estimated $393 million this year on obesity related medical costs.
Health expert Ron Goetzel reported in the American Journal of Health Promotion that in 32 studies of businesses with wellness programs, 28 found a drop in medical care costs and 10 of those studies reported an average of an almost $4 return for every dollar invested in the program.
The rise in obesity has a huge impact on health care costs. On average, 2002 health-care costs for an obese person were $1,244 higher than for a person with a healthy weight according to Texas Department of State Health Services.
Worksite Wellness Programs Can Help
Worksite wellness programs overall provide a benefit-to-cost ratios of $3.84 in reduced health care costs and $5.82 in lower absenteeism costs per dollar invested according to Texas Department of State Health Services. Additionally, companies that support wellness and healthy lifestyle choices have a greater percentage of employees at work every day.
Having happy, healthy and productive employees has become as important today as having a good product. Our mission is to help companies reap the benefits of a healthy workforce that is present, happy and productive. This is accomplished by a well implemented wellness program that teaches the principles of health in a way that encourages a permanent lifestyle change.
“In short, a wellness program is an investment in human capital. Employees are more likely to be on the job and performing well when they are in the best physical and psychological health. They are also more likely to be attracted to, remain with, and value a company that obviously values them. A company’s productivity depends on employee health”. (Healthy Workforce 2010)
The programs we offer can benefit any size company. We offer a variety of options that combine wellness competitions, nutritional seminars, monthly campaigns, guest speakers and monthly newsletters. Corporate Health Solutions has an array of programs to benefit your company, let us tailor one for your company today.