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A Healthy Employee Saves You Money

Did you know?

  • 80% of illnesses and disease in the United States are preventable. Heart disease being #1!
  • 90% of all medical expenditures are spent in treating preventable diseases.
  • Employee absenteeism from lifestyle-related illness is costing companies billions of dollars annually.
  • One-fourth of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives. (Northwestern National Life)
  • Three-fourths of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. (Princeton Survey Research Associates)
  • Problems at work are more strongly associated with health complaints than are any other life stressor - more so than even financial problems or family problems. (St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Co.)
  • Levels of stress-related illness are nearly twice as high for women compared to men. Job stress has been linked with heart disease, muscle/bone disorders, depression, and burnout. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 2004.
  • Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress. (Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine)
  • According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers who must take time off work because of stress, anxiety, or a related disorder will be off the job for about 20 days. (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report in 2002 revealed that at worksites with health and wellness programs, employers have:
  1. Reduced healthcare costs by 20 to 50 percent
  2. Reduced short-term sick leave by 6 to 32 percent
  3. Increased productivity by 2 to 52 percent
  • For every $1 spent on wellness programs, employers can expect a return of $2.30 to $10.10.
  • With only 60% participation, Coca-Cola found that they saved $500 per year per employee with their program.
  • Johnson and Johnson reduced their absenteeism rate by 15% within two years of introducing their wellness program. They also cut their hospital costs by 34% after just three years
  • Coors Brewing Co.'s employee wellness statistics indicate that they save $5.50 per $1 spent on wellness; participant absenteeism drops by 18%.
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