Smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise and alcoholism cost employers hundreds of millions of dollars yearly in higher premiums, lost productivity and increased absenteeism. The Iowa Clinic offers a variety of healthcare services to employers designed to drive your healthcare costs down and increase the productivity of employees.
- Productivity is associated with an employee's health and lifestyle choices. Employers in the United States spend $226 billion a year on productivity losses due to employee and family-related health issues.
- Almost 66 percent of the increase in healthcare spending can be attributed to increasingly unhealthy lifestyles.
- Medical expenses for obese employees are estimated to be 42 percent higher than those of a person with a healthy weight.
- The productivity of non-exercising employees decreases by 50 percent during the last 2 hours of the workday.
The Iowa Clinic Employer Health Services program offers a variety of options for your company. Visit our Services & Treatments page to learn more.
*Haybarger, D. Employee Wellness Programs for a More Productive Workforce.