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1 Managing Wellness Managing Your Business

2 Rationale for Worksite Health Promotion Programs

3 Rationale For WHP Programs Why the Worksite? Captive Audience Consistent Environment Social Support Organizational Support Employers Support

4 Why Wellness? Health Spending in US Topped $1 trillion in 1996 ($1,035.1 billion) Doubles every 10 years Doubles every 10 years 1960 $26.9 billion 1970 $73.2 billion 1980 $247.3 billion (tripled) 1990 $699.1 billion 2000 $1.3 trillion Forecast for 2010 is $3.07 trillion Forecast for 2010 is $3.07 trillion

5 Rationale For WHP Programs Why Wellness? Increasing Costs Health plans raising premiums US Business share of health expenditures is 25% Approximately 50% of a companys profits are spent on healthcare benefits Productivity costs estimated at twice direct costs

6 Lifestyle Accounts for 50% of Deaths Source: CDC (1980 ) Rationale For WHP Programs Why Wellness?

7 Rationale For WHP Programs Whats the Goal? Its Good for Business Employee Job Satisfaction Recruitment & Retention Enhance Competitiveness Decrease Absenteeism Decrease Workers Comp & Disability Manage Healthcare Costs

8 Published Research on WHP What the Research Says 1. High Risk Employees Cost More Higher Costs Less Productive 2. WHP Programs Have an Impact Health Risks Medical Claims Absenteeism Disability 3. Comprehensive Programs Have Positive ROI

9 Published Research: WHP Programs Have an Impact

10 Published Research: Comprehensive Programs Have Positive ROI

11 Comprehensive Programs Have Positive ROI$3.35 $4.87 $8.22 Source: Aldana (1998 ) Savings per Dollar Invested

12 Bottom Line: What the Research Tells Us

13 Behaviorally staged Behaviorally staged Focus on maintenance and reinforcement Focus on maintenance and reinforcement Program beyond risk or disease specific Program beyond risk or disease specific Tailored to health and safety risk Tailored to health and safety risk Incentives for participation Incentives for participation Bottom Line Principles of Effective Program Design Source: Serxner (in press)

14 Repeated contacts Repeated contacts Varied formats Varied formats Personalization Personalization Low cost & portable Low cost & portable Easy to administer Easy to administer Emphasis on health and productivity Emphasis on health and productivity Bottom Line Principles of Effective Program Design Source: Serxner (in press)

15 Multiple distribution channels Multiple distribution channels Built in program evaluation Built in program evaluation Long-term orientation Long-term orientation Integrated with Safety, Occupational Health, EAP, and Training Integrated with Safety, Occupational Health, EAP, and Training Visible management support Visible management support Bottom Line Principles of Effective Program Design Source: Serxner (in press)

16 Lower Health Care Costs Lower Health Care Costs Lower Absenteeism Lower Absenteeism Additional Benefits Additional Benefits Higher ProductivityHigher Productivity Lower TurnoverLower Turnover Improved Employee Satisfaction/MoraleImproved Employee Satisfaction/Morale Improved Employee Health/Quality of LifeImproved Employee Health/Quality of Life Improved RecruitmentImproved Recruitment Improved Corporate ImageImproved Corporate Image Bottom Line Wellness is a Healthy Investment

17 Total Wellness Concepts: Comprehensive Programs Health Risk Appraisals Health Risk Appraisals Health Screenings Health Screenings Program Design and Implementation Program Design and Implementation On-site Wellness Seminars/Programs On-site Wellness Seminars/Programs Incentive Programs/Awareness Campaigns Incentive Programs/Awareness Campaigns On-site Pharmacy On-site Pharmacy On-site Medical and Fitness Facilities On-site Medical and Fitness Facilities Program Evaluation and Outcomes Program Evaluation and Outcomes


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