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Marathon Health Blog

How to Cut Your Healthcare Spend by 25%

The cost of healthcare continues to rise. In fact, “healthcare benefit costs are still rising at two times the rate of wage increases and three times general inflation, making this trend unaffordable and unsustainable over the long term," according to a recent publication by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). “The total cost of healthcare, including premiums and out-of-pocket costs for employees and dependents, is estimated to average $14,800 per employee in 2019, up from $14,099 this year.”

This is the bad news. The good news is employers are learning there are actionable steps they can take to reduce the rising costs of healthcare.  

Health Coaching Improves Employee Healthcare

Building trust to understand hurdles to health

A simple question can launch significant behavior change, and ultimately, health improvement. By asking questions, rather than issuing orders, providers empower patients to take control of their health and develop new behaviors. But, to achieve Iasting health improvements, patients need support and resources to help them in their health journey. Health coaching provides the motivation, structure, and accountability to get them there.  

4 Steps to a Healthier, Happier Workforce

How a healthcare innovation boosts productivity
and cuts costs

The bad news? Healthcare costs are rising and nationwide healthcare programs face an uncertain future.

Redefining Healthcare

Marathon Health earns distinction as a MSN "Most Admired Company"

health·care (noun): the maintenance and improvement of physical and mental health, especially through the provision of medical services. by providing personal, individualized care.

Finding an Alternative Approach to Healthcare

Sitting in a rocking chair, gazing out the window, I found myself patting my son’s back to the artificial sounds mimicking his heartbeat. Beep…beep…beep. It was robotic melodic and confirmation he was snoozing calmly in my arms. This moment nearly fit the picture I painted in my mind of our first days at home together. But, we weren’t home. This was his first home, but not ours, and the cacophony of alarms and sputters from the NICU poked at that unfortunate reality.

Engagement and The Benefits of Subcultures

A 2015 Mercer survey of employers with worksite health clinics revealed that the top reasons employers invest in onsite healthcare are cost savings, productivity, and leadership image. Yet, the top measurement in determining success is actually engagement.