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Reasons for Investing

Rising health care costs are unsustainable

  • In 2007, national health care expenditures in the United States totaled $2.2 trillion or 16% of its gross domestic product, a 14% increase from 20003
  • In 2007, private health insurance obtained through the workplace covered nearly 158 million people under the age of 65 years or 61.6% of the population3
  • Since 2000, health insurance premiums for a typical family of four have increased by 114%4

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Health’s impact on worker productivity

  • Productivity losses related to personal and family health problems cost U.S. employers $1,685 per employee per year, or $225.8 billion annually5

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Workforce demographics are changing

  • By 2018, nearly 24% of the total U.S. workforce will be age 55 or older compared to 18% in 20086, 7

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Effective interventions exist but are underutilized

  • In a 2004 survey of 730 worksites of varying sizes and industry, only 6.9% of worksites offered a comprehensive worksite health promotion program8

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