Nevada Corporate Wellness Programs & Benefits
A Little Prevention Goes a Long Way
Did you know that the U.S. spends more annually on health care than any other country? And for many companies, health insurance is the second-highest expense following employees’ salaries? Clark and Associates is well aware of these statistics and cares about you, which is why we’ve set up corporate wellness programs and preventive care provisions as part of your health plan.
Consider These Facts
As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Consider these eye-opening facts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- With over one million heart attacks occurring each year, heart disease has become the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S.
- Obesity is reaching monumental proportions; almost 1 in 5 American adults are considered obese and over half of all Americans are overweight.
- Seriously overweight employees spend 30 percent more days in the hospital each year than active individuals and are 20 percent more likely to call in sick more than one week per year.
- Approximately 10 million people in the U.S. have died from smoking-related causes, while 3,000 young people start smoking every day.
- On average, it costs employers $1,300 a year to employ an employee who smokes.
- Workplace alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use costs U.S. companies over $100 billion each year, with up to 40 percent of industrial fatalities being linked to alcohol consumption and alcoholism.
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among American women in their forties. Early detection is key to saving lives. The American Cancer Society reports that the 5-year survival rate for all women diagnosed with breast cancer is 87%. With early detection (when the tumor is confined to the breast) the 5-year survival rate jumps to over 95 percent.
Prevention Works When Used
Researchers have estimated that preventable illness makes up approximately 70 percent of the burden of illness and the associated costs. Researchers have also shown that when used, the outcomes of health and corporate wellness programs prove positive, for example:
- Immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella can save approximately $14 million for every dollar spent.
- Screening mammograms every two years for women 50 to 70 years of age yield an estimated net savings of more than $200 million each year.
It’s just unfortunate that a lot of organizations do not use the preventive services and corporate wellness programs offered by their health insurance provider. According to the National Business Group on Health, fewer than 20 percent of employees take advantage of health and wellness programs included in their plan despite more than 90% of large companies offering employees some form of health promotion or prevention programs.
Partner with Clark and Associates today to build a corporate wellness program and benefits plan, as well as preventive care services, to improve the well-being and happiness of your employees.