Promoting healthier behaviors by investing in employee wellness programs can really pay off. Healthy employees mean lower health care costs. And more productive workers.
The number of working adults with chronic diseases (such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease) has grown by 25 percent in the last 10 years.1 And did you know that more than 3 out of every 4 health-care dollars is spent on chronic diseases? 2
Many chronic diseases are linked to unhealthy behaviors. Aetna Health CommitmentsSM employee wellness programs, along with a supportive work environment, can help motivate employees to replace these behaviors with healthy ones.
Investing in your employees' health makes good business sense. Plus, your employees will appreciate your commitment to their health. And that's good for employee morale and loyalty.