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Chronic Conditions Major Drivers of Health Care Costs

06/02/18

  04:46:00 pm, by MedBen5   , 207 words,  
Categories: Wellness, Reporting, Cancer, Heart, Diabetes, Preventive care, Population health management

Chronic Conditions Major Drivers of Health Care Costs

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The MedBen WellLiving program focuses on the prevention of chronic conditions that affect the quality of employees' lives as well as their cost to employers... and a recent survey emphasizes just how these conditions can financially impact the workplace.

In its Workplace Wellness Trends Survey, the International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans asked employers to identify the top conditions that influence plan costs. Nearly half (44.3%) of respondents singled out diabetes as a major driver of health care spending. Other conditions mentioned include cancer, heart disease, hypertension, and high cholesterol.

The MedBen WellLiving approach to a healthier workplace begins with the annual wellness exam – a chance for your physician to identify and help you prevent the onset of diabetes and other conditions – as well as age-appropriate screenings that increase the odds of detecting cancers early.

Paired with our primary prevention program is specialty care that identifies members at higher risk for chronic conditions and offers individualized coaching. In addition, WellLiving provides regular employer reports that detail member compliance with various wellness categories and nurse coaching calls.

MedBen WellLiving helps you to encourage better employee lifestyles, while addressing the conditions that affect the bottom line. Learn more by contacting Vice President of Sales & Marketing Brian Fargus at bfargus@medben.com.

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