Unhealthy employees are expensive.
A Gallup poll commissioned in 2011 found that unhealthy, absent American workers cost employers as much as $153 billion per year in lost productivity alone. That’s something to keep in mind considering last year, annual premiums for employer-sponsored family health coverage reached $18,142, up 3 percent from the year prior, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family’s 2016 Employer Health Benefits Survey.
One of the best ways to reduce physical health risks for employees is implementing an onsite health center using a population health risk management program.
This gives employers an effective way to provide access to high-quality, low-cost healthcare at work, and address costly health risks and conditions at the same time. Workplace health centers increase access to preventive and primary care services while decreasing dependence on expensive healthcare services such as specialty and urgent care.
In our latest e-book, Improving Productivity: The Impact of Population Health Management on Physical Health, we examine expensive risk factors and explain how successfully managed onsite health centers will show improvements in costs, quality of care, and patient satisfaction.
It is Part 1 of our Population Health Management 2.0 series exploring how your employees are impacted by four aspects of health: physical, behavioral, environmental, and social.