May 31, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EMPLOYERS ARE SEEKING HEALTH CARE AND
WELLNESS PROVIDERS TO CUT HEALTH CARE COSTS
According to a Met Life Study, shows that the availability of wellness programs, designed to improve employee physical health, have grown significantly from being offered by 27% of employers in 2005 to 44% of employers in 2011.
The most important benefit objective is controlling the cost of health and welfare benefits ranked at the top of the list for 54% of businesses.
E.Pluribus Massey, founder of BenefitUAmerica says ”Companies are suffering because of rising health care costs; as a result, companies are dropping health care benefits of their employees. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, (60 %) of 2995 employers polled offered medical coverage this year down from (69 %) in 2000. Workers are now paying $1,094 more in premiums annually for family coverage than they did in 2000.
With health care costs soaring about (10%) each year, businesses are turning to wellness programs to encourage employee health and prevent illness. Health care and wellness professionals can offer their service and expertise as a benefit to help companies reduce health care costs.
E.P. is giving a seminar titled “The Time Is Now to Go Corporate” where he will explain how service providers can offer education to companies as a benefit. Employers are seeking health and wellness experts to educate employees on improving their personal lives to better their professional life.
This seminar will explain how professionals can go about getting inside to be the preferred advisor to companies. This gives them a chance to create awareness and educate companies about what they do and how their profession can improve the health of their employees. “Having a healthy workforce with a low claims rate is the best way to press insurance companies to lower premiums and health care and wellness professionals can help” says Massey.