3D WORK-WELL IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR CORPORATE WELLNESS NEEDS!
Corporations Benefit by Decreasing Healthcare Costs
- Employers who invest in worksite health promotion programs can see a return of $3-$6 for every dollar invested over a 2-5-year period.
- Chances are 50 % of your workforce is afflicted by some sort of chronic disease, illness, or physical challenge.
- 1 in every 2 Americans has a chronic condition and 4 in 5 health care dollars are spent on people with chronic conditions and 7 out of 10 Americans die every year from a chronic disease that is lifestyle related.
- American employers lose more than 300 billion dollars of productivity annually due to illness, sick days, absenteeism and sub-par performance (presenteeism).
- The cost of healthcare for a single employee is on average $ 9,660 according to Tower Perrin and is increasing by at least 5 % each year.
- Employees working at a diminished capacity can cost you more than $2,000-2,800 per employee per year.
- Corporate wellness programs can net a 10-20% discount on healthcare costs.
- Recent research by the Wellness Council of America shows 80% of health care dollars are spent on diseases or conditions almost entirely preventable by diet and exercise alone.
- Documented savings are observed in:
- Medical costs
- Worker’s comp claims
- Short-term disability
- Presenteeism (lower on-the-job efficiency due to employee health problems.)
Corporations Benefit by Decreasing Worker’s Compensation Claims
- Research shows that pain affects more Americans than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined.
- Over 35% of employees indicate they suffer from back, shoulder or neck pain and Over 40% of recordable injuries are due to “strain and sprain” injuries.
- A rapid increase in soft tissue injuries (leading to actual recordable injuries) has occurred following periods of inactivity (plant shutdown, line balance change, vacations, etc.).
- $1 of every $2 of Worker’s Compensation costs are spent on occupational musculoskeletal disorders (MSD’s).
- Employers pay $15-20 billion per year in Worker’s Compensation costs for lost workdays.
- Worker’s Compensation claims per injury equal $29,000-$32,000 per year.
- Medical bills for the average shoulder injury (excluding surgery) are $20,000 per year.
- Medical expenses and Worker’s Compensation costs from work-related MSD’s are increasing 2.5 times faster than benefit costs.
- Musculoskeletal disorders account for 1/3 of all workers’ compensation claims and also cost organizations hours of lost productivity, costly legal fees, tedious administrative time, and a damaged safety culture.
- Over $ 20 billion per year is spent on worker’s compensation insurance for carpal tunnel treatment and over $ 1 billion in lower back pain treatment.
- More than 1/2 of the nations workers have jobs with potential for repetitive stress injuries.
- Sitting by itself is an orthopedic disaster and can lead to the following problems: Neck pain, TMJD, Carpal tunnel syndrome, knee problems, lower extremity problems, shoulder dysfunction, poor breathing mechanics, low back pain, hernias, pelvic floor dysfunction and hip dysfunction, etc.
More Compelling Reasons to Invest in Worksite Wellness
- The leading causes of illness are largely preventable. Most chronic illnesses can be avoided with exercise, proper nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices.
- 70 % of those who died today, died of a preventable illness.
- 80 % of cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes can be prevented by healthy diet and regular exercise.
- Each year 550,ooo people die from cancer and 1/3 of all cancers are linked to poor diet, physical inactivity and carry excess weight.
- Worksite wellness programs have been shown a 28 % decrease in sick leave absenteeism, 26 % reduction in use of health care benefits and 30 % reduced worker’s compensation claims and disability management.
- Approximately one third of the American workforce spends its day seated at a computer or desk. Sedentary lifestyles are a known health risk.
- A current poll finds that among the 45-54 age group, 81 percent of employed men report work as a significant source of stress, compared with just 68 percent of employed women.
For more information on 3D WORK-WELL®, please reach out to:
Jeff Fellure, MS, CSCS, PES CAFS
Director of 3D WORK-WELL®