The average employer spends almost $14,000 on health care per employee annually according to a study done by the National Business Group on Health. This number is expected to increase by 5% each year as it has in the last few years. Specialty pharmaceuticals is the primary driver of these increases. According to the CDC, almost half of Americans take 1-4 medications each day. The majority of these medications are prescribed for chronic conditions that could have been prevented with proper nutrition and lifestyle modification.
Why Worksite Wellness?
According to the Department of Health and Human services, the return on investment (ROI) for worksite wellness programs is $4 for every $1 invested. Harvard Business Bureau found the ROI to be $6 for every $1 invested with a $1400 medical cost savings for each participant.
Studies of the addition of worksite wellness programs have shown a:
8.6% increase in productivity
4.5% reduction in absenteeism
5.1% reduction in hospital presentation
9% reduction in obese diagnosis in participants
3% reduction in overweight diagnosis in participants
What New England Nutrition Advisors Offers:
Six to ten week programs tailored to meet the needs of the worksite
Each week during the program the dietitian will provide 30-45 minute “Lunch and Learn” sessions covering various topics
Each participant will have three 1-on-1 meetings with the dietitian over the course of the program
With most major health insurance plans, the program is completely covered under Preventative Care