According to a recent report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), health care spending per capita for people with diabetes was a whopping $16,021 per year, compared to $4,396 for people without diabetes. Diabetes patients, in other words, pay nearly four times as much for healthcare as those not suffering from the disease.
Rob Wyse 2016-07-12
A recent article in Forbes pinpointed ten reasons a wellness program may not be meeting goals, both in terms of health outcomes and cost savings targets.
1. You use scare tactics.
2. You incentivize poorly.
3. You don’t offer biometric screenings.
4. You only offer biometric screenings.
5. You don’t consult experts.
6. You communicate poorly, if at all.
7. You chose the wrong provider.Rob Wyse 2016-06-29
Is it worth it? That seems to be the lingering question in plan sponsors’ minds when they decide between various wellness program offerings. There’s strong evidence that these programs aid employee attraction and retention. But do wellness programs deliver measurable return on investment (ROI)?
The answer to that question, according to recent data from Priority Health, is yes.
Rob Wyse 2016-06-20
The headline from this recent article on Today.com is pretty bleak: “Almost no one in the U.S. does everything right, healthwise.”
If you read past the clickbait, however, there is a more optimistic message to be found about the important role of wellness programs in helping individuals get healthy and stay that way.
Rob Wyse 2016-06-13